Outdoor Activity Instructor


The Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship is delivered in conjunction with LOETB in Birr Outdoor Education and Training Centre. This programme is ideal for those considering a career in the Outdoor Activity area. This 48 week traineeship (including 14 weeks with employers) aims to provide you with the skills and related knowledge in Outdoor Activities to operate as instructors, but is also supplemented with Industry certified awards, in areas such as gym instruction and pool lifeguard, to broaden your employment outcomes.

Successful completion of this programme will see learners qualified as outdoor instructors, gym instructors and pool lifeguards.

The programme includes a work placement module, where trainees will experience on the job training from adventure activities, gyms, pools and leisure centres around the country.

All trainees receive the tuition and support they need to prepare them for the final

Participants will need to be physically fit and willing to participate in physical exercise and swimming on a daily basis
The modules covered are delivered by our expert and experienced staff include;


  • ¬†Rock Climbing
  • Canoe & Kayak Skills
  • Kayak Level 1 Instructor
  • Mountain Biking (Mountain Bike Leader Certificate)
  • Gym Instructor
  • Pool Lifeguard
  • Child Welfare and Protection in Sport
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor Work placement
  • First Aid Response