Qualify as a multi-disciplined outdoor instructor with National Governing Body Awards and 2 years hands on first class experience.

Qualifications include:

  • Outdoor First Aid
  • Mountain Leader Summer
  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
  • Sea Kayak Award
  • Canoe Award
  • Paddlesport Instructor
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Support Module

Being a Trainee Instructor was a fantastic way to spend two years. I loved living in a beautiful part of Wales where the sea and mountains were my back garden. The training scheme offers a natural progression from developing personal skills, to assisting other instructors and leading your own sessions. I found that this meant once I had gained the relevant instructing qualifications I had already gained experience and the soft skills needed to instruct to a higher standard.

Trainee Instructor

'Want to spend a year or two mostly cold, wet and nursing aching muscles?
No, I didn't either.
Want to end up a Mountain Leader, Climbing Instructor, Watersports Coach and more?
Yes, I sure did.
If you’re willing to put in the time and effort this Trainee program provides an exceptional introduction to becoming a fully-fledged outdoor instructor. There's also the lifelong friends you make, skills you learn, and some sunny days. Oh, and did I mention...you get an endless supply of cakes and flapjack to get you through those cold and wet days? The outdoors really does become your office.'

Trainee Instructor

CMC covers the cost of the following for Volunteer Trainee Instructors:

  • Training and assessment courses
  • National Governing Body memberships
  • NGB Course registrations
  • Travel to and from courses