Fast Track Instructor Course

Winter Training 2017-2018  a total of 40 days -  £2500  -  20th Nov - 15th Dec 2017  &  8th Jan - 2nd Feb 2018

31st July to 25th August 2017 - 20 days - £1400 (fully booked)

We are offering a great programme for people who want to advance and develop as an outdoor instructor. Our 2 month Accelerated Instructor Training programme will give you the opportunity to develop clear coaching and instructional skills with first hand group experience. This course will give you the insight and experience to start a career in the outdoor industry.

Based in Snowdonia, North Wales we are in the ideal position to make best use of the mountains, world class climbing crags, rivers and the stunning coastline of Anglesey. Nowhere else in the country offers such a diverse range of venues within a short drive.  

What opportunities we can offer:

This intensive fast track instructor course provides the greatest opportunities to gain first hand experience of working with a range of different groups and individuals. This experience is essential if you are considering working as an outdoor instructor. Employers need more than just a list of outdoor qualifications. As the same time you will have the opportunity to develop your own personal skills.

Summer Course

The summer instructor training course runs for 20 days over 4 weeks at a course cost of £1400. You can choose to have some training in lots of different activities though most people want to concentrate on being assessed in one or two key qualifications.

Winter Course

The winter instructor training course runs for 40 days over 8 weeks at a course cost of £2500.  We don't run any training over the Christmas and New Year weeks, when it is ideal to consolidate the skills you have learnt.  You can choose to either concentrate on land based or water based qualifications. Alternatively we can provide a mix of training to build you towards all different assessments.

Why Arete Outdoor Centre?

We are renowned for running high level courses year round to all levels and abilities. The instructors we use hold the highest qualifications and years of experience and knowledge to pass on. We are friendly and welcoming, and will make sure you are personally looked after. Venue and location is very important too, all of our activities are based off site using the countless exciting and interesting venues around Snowdonia. 

If you want to pass your Mountain Leader you need to be in the mountains, we are certainly primely positioned for easy access to all of the 3000ft mountains of Snowdonia.

Climbing skills, you can't beat the range of rock and crags on offer in North Wales - slate, limestone, quartzite, rhyolite, dolerite all multi and single pitch.

Boating is secondary to none from the coastline of Anglesey that offers sea journeys for all, to the well known white water rivers and of course the many lakes.

All at a bargain price. At it doesn't end there, upon completion you have a source of information you can access as you continue to learn and develop in future years.

Self - Catered Accommodation: £70 per week

We can provide self catered accommodation for the duration of your stay with easy access to the mountains of Snowdonia and coastline of Anglesey.

Please contact us for more details if you wish to embark on this exciting journey to accelerate your learning in becoming a qualified instructor. We encourage centre visits so you can see first hand the opportunities available for developing your instructor skills in North Wales.


How to Apply:

If you wish to apply for the course please email Gareth and let us know your experience in the outdoors and aspirations for the course. We are happy to answer any questions or arrange a visit to the centre.

Look forward to hearing from you!