Instructor Training Scheme

Price: £9,995.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 12 Months

Ratio: 1:6

Availability: There are places remaining on this course


Note 2015: We are now running this course on a on-demand basis and tweaking the content to the needs of each individual. If you are interested in a bespoke programme like this, please be in touch and we will be able to help.


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:

*NEW* Instructor Training Scheme Dossier now available to download


Application deadline: December 2015


Start Date: March 2016        End Date: March 2017

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 2015

Installment 2 : £2000 March 2016

Installment 3: £2000 August 2016


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



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

Peak District Course Information:
Minimum Age

With a few exceptions, participants aged 13+ can attend our scheduled courses independently. We offer family days out for kids age 6+, private courses to kids groups from age 9+ and scheduled courses just for ages 12-17. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a completed 'Parental Consent Form' that can be downloaded here.

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.

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