We're proud to be the centre where many sailing and paddlesport instructors start their careers. We select only the best tutors and educators to run our comprehensive instructor training programme. Many candidates go on to work for us, delivering high quality adventurous activities to our visitors.
We provide all the equipment you'll need, although you are welcome to bring your own, and a car parking permit for the duration of your course.
Don't meet all the pre-requisites yet? Check out our range of adult courses.
Are you a volunteer and need some help with funding these courses? Give us a call on 0118 934 4424 and we'll talk you through your options.
RYA Dinghy Assistant Instructor
The RYA Assistant Dinghy Instructor award is the first step towards becoming a dinghy instructor. Participants will be encouraged to take a leadership role and develop their coaching & organisational skills. Once completed they will be able to assist as a volunteer on courses & events at the Activity Centre. This course is also suitable for people working towards their Duke of Edinburgh, Queen’s Guide, or Queen’s Scout awards.
Participants need to have RYA Stage 4 and at least one of the RYA Sailing Scheme advanced modules before taking the course. Ages 13+
Each day runs from 9am - 6pm
Archery GB Instructor Course
The Archery GB Instructor Award is an entry-level Instructor training course that prepares Learners to deliver fun, safe sessions for beginners. It is designed for Learners with little or no prior experience of archery and is practical in nature with Learners take part in practical archery sessions.
You need to be 17 years old by the first day of the course and it is open to Both members and non-members of Archery GB
Full details about the terms and conditions of entry onto a course can be found in the supporting guide ‘Archery GB Instructor Award Guidance for Learners’ found at www.archerygb.org/instructor
Emergency First Aid at work - 8 Hour
Learn the basics of land-based lifesaving skills and keep up to date with new techniques and procedures. Ages 14+
The course meets the requirements for RYA and BC Instructors.
Emergency First Aid Course – 16 hour
This is a first aid course suitable for people dealing with emergency first aid incidents Outdoors and in more remote locations where emergency medical help may be longer arriving. Ideal for Walkers, Cyclists, Climbers, Sailors, anyone who works or plays in the great outdoors. It will cover Initial Response, CPR, Emergency first aid, Drowning, Hypothermia and more. The covers these topics in a mixture of classroom training and outdoor scenarios to consolidate learning. This course meets the First aid requirement for RYA, British Canoeing Coaches, MLT and DofE.