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Location: Peak District

Price: £6600 Per Person

Duration: 12 Months

Ratio: 1:6

Availability: There are places remaining on this course


Our unique in-house training scheme is designed to train a group of up to 6 candidates to become a Peak District Outdoor Instructor during the course of a year.


All being well, by the end of the scheme you would have attended courses aimed at training you to become a Hillwalking, Climbing and Caving Instructor along with a relevant Teaching Qualifcation and First Aid Certificate. This is not the only benefit as there is a huge amount of value added through the mentoring and shadowing side of the scheme along with advice on setting up a new business, outdoor industry advice and help with starting up as a freelance outdoor instructor. The emphasis is not only on giving you the experience to get qualified but also to make you a top instructor.


The scheme is designed as a part-time training scheme that can be achieved in a year alongside work or study. Much of the course will be over weekends with occasional weeks throughout the year. The calendar will be released mid January.


Please enquire if you are interested and we will ask you to tell us a bit of information about yourself and your goals. Enquire to: info@pureoutdoor.co.uk.

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Application deadline: December 2014


Start Date: March 2015        End Date: March 2016

Minimum Participants: 2    Maximum Participants: 6


Price: £6600


TOTAL Contact Time: 74-80 Days Mandatory: 58 Days



There are 6 sections of the Training Program:


1. Included Pure Outdoor Ltd. Courses:



Bronze NNAS, Silver NNAS, Gold NNAS Training, Mountain Skills Week.


Rock Climbing

Beginner Climbing Course, Intermediate Climbing Course, Learn to Lead (5 Day) Course, Rescue Workshop.



Beginner Caving Course, Improvers Caving Course.


First Aid

Outdoor First Aid Course



5 Day Winter Skills Week


Contact Time: 32 Days




2. Included NGB Training and Assessment Courses:


These are courses that are not necessarily run by us but these will be booked on your behalf at an appropriate time.


Walking Group Leader Training and Assessment or Mountain Leader Training and Assessment


ML Refresher 2 Day


Climbing Wall Award Training and Assessment or Single Pitch Award Training and Assessment


SPA Refresher 2 Day


Private Caving Guiding x 3 Days


Local Cave Leadership Award Level 1


Contact Time: 21-27 Days




3. Mentoring and Additional Training


1 x Outdoor Industry Secrets: Business Management (Marketing, Running a Business, Legal, Financial, Insurance)


1 x Teaching and Coaching in the Outdoors Booster


1 x Equipment Low-Down


1 x PTLLS 1


1 x PTLLS 2


1 x PTLLS 3


1 x PTLLS 4


About PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)


This Level 3 / Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) has been accredited by the regulators of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Ofqual, Welsh Government and CCEA) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by LSIS, the Sector Skills Council for learning and skills improvement. The Level 3 / Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) is aimed at those wanting to teach in the lifelong learning sector, or those already teaching within the sector who do not have the relevant qualifications. From September 2007, all new teachers must gain a Licence to Practice at the start of their career. They have up to 6 months to achieve this from the date that they commence working in the profession. The Level Level 3 / Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) will provide an introductory programme for new teachers and confer a threshold licence to teach. Note that the threshold licence to teach allows learners to commence their professional development within the teaching profession.


Contact Time: 7 Days




4. Shadowing Opportunities


Minimum: 1 x 2 day course per month for 6 months.


Contact Time: 12 Days




5. Mentoring


1 x 1 hour per month review


1 x Business Plan and Mentoring Session at the end of the course


Contact Time: 2 Days




6. Advice and Contacts


You will have access to free advice during the course and for the 6 months after the course. You will also get full use of business contacts, have the opportunity to use Pure Outdoor as a foot in the door and to allow you to get into the world of outdoor instruction.




TOTAL Contact Time: 74-80 Days Mandatory: 58 Days



Course Calendar:


The course calendar will be constructed by 15th January after the closure of the applications. The courses will more than likely run over approximately 15 weekends over the year with midweek sessions being the first week in every month.




Equipment provided during all courses. 15% discount for trainee instructors


Payment Plan

Deposit: £2600 pre DEC 2014

Installment 2 : £2000 March 2015

Installment 3: £2000 August 2015


5% discount if paid in full at the start of the program.



Membership fees and course admin fees (MLTUK), Travel to and from courses.


Partnership with Mountain Hardwear

Pure Outdoor Ltd. is the chosen outdoor partner of Mountain Hardwear. Mountain Hardwear helps people find and challenge the edges of their potential, push past those edges, and find their best selves in the process. 


Minimum Age

All of our courses are designed for anybody to attend. However, we have an age limit of 15 years old for our scheduled courses, under 18's must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. To book somebody who is under 15, you must book onto a Private Course or Family Day Out.


Frequently Asked Questions

As our instructors and staff are often out on the hill or underground delivering courses, we have put together a detailed FAQ to help you with your queries. Click here to go to the FAQ.


London Train Connection

If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.

First Aid Course Discount

Book any Pure Outdoor Course and benefit from a 10% discount on our 2 day Outdoor First Aid Course - giving you the skills to manage incidents in the outdoors. Discount code in booking confirmation.

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Sample Instructor Training Scheme Calendar for 2013/2014 Courses are flexible (i.e. if you cannot make one, you should be able to attend a different one). You will need to scroll to March 2014 to see any entries on the calendar.


The first Friday of each month is a designated training day. Full dates can be scheduled for the whole year if required.


Dates subject to change.


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Accommodation Information


We have tried to make some good links with local B&B's, Guesthouses and Campsites to give you comprehensive choice when booking accommodation to coincide with your Pure Outdoor course. This section has been broken down into two sections. Those travelling up on Public Transport and staying in the Hathersage area (we recommend this as it has a direct rail link with Sheffield and Manchester and your course instructor can come pick you up on the morning of the course) and a section for those of you who will be driving up to the course who have a little more freedom. 

The Pure Outdoor Training centre is about 4 miles from Hathersage and Bakewell and only a mile or so from the villages of Eyam and Calver.

Village: Eyam (Walking distance to the training centre)

Bed & Breakfast


Longcroft View B & B (*NEW*)

T: 01433631450

6 New Road


S32 5QY


Innisfree Cottage 
T:01433 631055
Tideswell Lane



Crown Cottage
T: 01433 630858
Main Road
S32 5QW 

Miners Arms
T: 01433 630853
Water Lane
S32 5RG

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Eyam Tea Rooms (1 x B&B Room)
T: 01433 631 274
The Square, Eyam.





Village: Hathersage & Surrounding Area (Good access by rail)


The Plough Inn

T: 01433 650319

Leadmill Bridge


S32 1BA


The Millstone Inn
T: 01433 650258
Sheffield Road
S32 1DA 



The Fox House Inn

T:01433 630374
S11 7TY



Baslow, Calver, Chesterfield


Premier Inn : Chesterfield West

Only 6 miles from the Training Centre and a good budget option


Hostels & Camping

YHA Hathersage

T: 0870 770 5852
Castleton Rd, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1EH.


YHA Eyam

T: 0845 371 9738

Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 5QP


North Lees Campsite
T: 01433 650838
Birley Lane
Hope Valley
S33 1BR

Other Camping Option @ The 3 Stags:

There is rudimentary camping available at the farm behind the 'Three Stags Inn'. Which can be found here:

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The Peak District Training Centre
We are based at the Rock Mill Business park which is on the A623 between Chesterfield and Stockport. The centre is within 20 minutes drive from Sheffield and Chesterfield and can be reached in 30 minutes from Manchester. If you are coming from Sheffield/Chesterfield Direction, drive through the village of Stoney Middleton, when you exit the village the business park is on the left after a few hundred metres. The office is in Unit 3 and can be found in the tallest building at the business park.

Click here for an interactive map: http://www.pureoutdoor.co.uk/index.php?page=how-to-find-us

The postcode is S32 4TF for sat nav users. This will take you to the end/start of the village at Stoney Middleton. If you have come from the east, you will need to conitnue driving a further 300m. If you are coming from the west you will pass the centre just before your sat nav would have 'reached its destination'.
Start and Finish Times
We often run a busy schedule and try to stagger the start times of courses so that the centre is not overcrowded. The start times are:
9am: Rock Climbing and Caving Courses
9.30am: Navigation Courses, Mountain Skills Week, First Aid and Private Guided Courses
approx 4pm: Photography Courses (subject to time of year - always confirmed by email)
Please aim to arrive around the start time of your course as if you arrive too early there may be another group in the centre.

Local Accommodation (If required): There are many different options for accommodation in the local area. Here we have listed two main options. Those who have their own transport and for those who are using public transport.

Accommodation Options: Attending in own vehicle
Any B & B between Bakewell and Hathersage would suit as this is only a 10 minute drive to the training centre. Please click the below link for more information about our partner B & B’s: http://www.pureoutdoor.co.uk/essential-info/accommodation-guide-peak-district-courses/

Accommodation Options:
Public Transport
We pride ourselves on the accessibility of all courses. For those of you wishing to use public transport, Manchester and Sheffield stations connect to Hathersage in the Peak District, which is a short train ride away. Hathersage boasts a broad range of accommodation from camping, youth hostel to B&Bs and Hotels. We are more than happy to pick you if you are using public transport and take you to/from the training centre. Please click the below link for more information about our partner B & B’s that offer exclusive deals. http://www.pureoutdoor.co.uk/essential-info/accommodation-guide-peak-district-courses/

For those arriving by car, there is ample car parking at the training centre. Many courses run directly from the centre and some are a short drive away. Most of the time you can leave your vehicle at the centre for the day but you may be required to drive from the centre to the venue.


Pickup Policy: For those arriving by train the night before or are without a car we are more than happy to pick you up from your Hathersage/Grindleford and drop you off at the end of the day. We are happy to pick you up from Hathersage at 8.30am prior to your course commencing.


London Train Connection:  If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning:

Navigation Courses: It is possible to travel up on the morning of the course from London on the 06:37 London train by arriving at the course 10 minutes late. however you must get a taxi from Grindleford train station to Stoney Middleton (this must be pre booked)

Climbing Course: You will miss part of the briefing but we can collect you from Grindleford train station as we travel from the training centre to one of the climbing venues at 9.30. However if your train is delayed you will need to make alternate arrangements to join the course from when you arrive (taxi).

Please ensure that you have booked a taxi prior to arriving.


First Aid Course Discount

Book any Pure Outdoor Course and benefit from a 10% discount on our 2 day Outdoor First Aid Course - giving you the skills to manage incidents in the outdoors. The discount code is OFA5PER

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