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Studland Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JG
01929 481 222

Leading in outdoor education since 1992

The Complete Instructor Programme

Now taking applications for the winter 2017/18

Complete Instructor Programme

Brenscombe’s Complete Instructor Programme takes you from novice through to being a complete and fully employable instructor within a matter of months. The programme is structured to provide a modular approach to the courses and qualifications. The majority of the actual National Governing Body training and assessment is at the weekends and the weeks in between available for consolidation, practice and extra training.

Mountain biking forms part of the instructor training programme

The programme is 16 weeks long, running from late 2016 to late February 2017 with a two week break for Christmas. It comprises three main elements: training, consolidation and assessment and there are only eight places available on the whole programme,- the ideal number, allowing you to operate as part of a tightly knit group but also ensuring you receive maximum individual tuition and input from our team of experienced instructors and outside providers. The programme provides the all-round experience of working in the outdoors industry and living in a busy, residential outdoor centre. It is also possible to join the programme for specific modules and this is often a popular approach for people already working in the industry. The course is based between our lovely, old stone built centre in Purbeck, Dorset - with our own ropes course, our own lake, access to Poole Harbour, the sea, the Purbeck Hills and heaths and the tremendous sea cliffs – and our mountain lodge in Capel Curig, right at the foot of some of Wales' major peaks and beside some of the best Welsh white water. We also make use of the crags, moors and coastline of the entire South West peninsula – from the smooth slabs of Baggy Point to the bulbous granite of Dartmoor and the course starts with a canoeing expedition in the South East. Accommodation and food are provided during the course. All other costs such as registration fees and assessment costs are included in the price.

Climbing, watersports, targets sports and more..

The Big Canoes on tow

Professional and Career Development Loans

We are a Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 20252. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Gain a wealth of experience and qualifications

  •  Up to 16 genuinely usable NGBs and associated qualifications (download the list)
  •  Full board and lodging at Brenscombe and Glan Dwr Lodge in Capel Curig. Living at Brenscombe will be in individual rooms and shared, shared rooms in Snowdonia
  • All transport
  •  Expert full or part-time delivery from enthusiastic and highly qualified outdoor professionals
  • High staff student ratios to ensure learning and consolidation
  • Appropriate course delivery ranging from intense periods of coaching to structured and guided log book experience
  • The genuine experience of training and working in a fully functioning, site-based centre
  • An optional comprehensive kit package for all land and water-based activities
Instructor training for water-based activities

Programme Options

The Complete Instructor Programme

Join us for the complete 4 month programme where you will gain experience and qualifications in a wide range of useful outdoor activities as well as gaining a good understanding of outdoor centre life. The delivery method for the Complete Instructor Programme is full-time for candidates taking the full, 4 month programme.
Course price £8500, inclusive of registration and assessment fees with the differing governing bodies. Download the qualification list for the full list of qualifications that you will be able to take.  

Qualifications list >>

Individual Modules

A few places are available for people to join in with individual modules from the Complete Instructor Training Progamme. Join us for the training, assessment or consolidation modules to keep developing your outdoor skills and qualifications. Each module is indiviually priced and the delivery method for individual modules is part-time. Download the individual course price list and/or consolidation weeks for more information. 

Individual course price list >>

Consolidation weeks >>

If you're interested or even just curious please give us a call on 01929 481222  or email us so you can see how this course could work for you.

Climbing instruction at Baggy Point: Instructor Training Course
Climbing instruction: Instructor Training Course at Brenscombe
Rib driving instruction power boat level 2
navigation exercise
Loading the minibuses 

Latest News

  • Complete Instructor Training Programme

    We are now taking applications for the 2017/2018 Complete Instructor training Programme. A high quality programme with a small group size to maximise learning. More details.

  • Jobs at Brenscombe

    We currently have the following positions available at Brenscombe.

    Housekeepers (various positions - part time, seasonal and permanent) @ £7.00 an hour

    Please contact 01929 481222 for more information