adventure sports - sailing

Active and adventurous? Adventure Sports may be the ideal course for you!

If you’re looking for a career which is both challenging and exciting, and you like being outside in the great outdoors, our adventure sports courses are definitely for you!

You’ll enjoy activities like sailing, canoeing, climbing or mountain walking at least one day each week, and you’ll develop self-reliance, and the ability to lead and inspire others. You’ll also have the chance to gain National Governing Body Awards from well recognised organisations such as the British Canoe Union, Royal Yachting Association and Mountain Training.

Our experienced and highly qualified staff will be able to pass on valuable knowledge and skills by delivering on both the practical and classroom elements of the course.

We have our own professional outdoor equipment including Laser Pico and RS Vision asymmetric sailing boats, Lapierre mountain bikes and a range of modern kayaks and canoes, and we’re in easy access of the North Wales coast and the hills of the Lake District and Derbyshire.

You’ll complete several weeks of relevant work experience each year which will give you a real taste of the industry – it’ll look great on your CV too.

Lots of our students get jobs as instructors with holiday companies or outdoor activity centres. After gaining experience, many go on to study degrees or move into management.

When we finally caught up with our super-active students, they told us that they most enjoy:

  • Improving their skiing and snowboarding techniques during study tours in the Alps
  • Crewing an ocean going yacht from the Rona Trust Sailing Project round Britain’s south coast and to France
  • Hiking and camping out overnight in Snowdonia and getting full marks for map reading on the way back
  • Trying new activities like coasteering, sea kayaking and abseiling
  • Learning winter skills in the Cairngorms
  • Gaining extra qualifications in areas such as paddlesports, sailing, climbing and abseiling

Adventure Sports courses

Career Options

Some of the exciting careers options available in the Adventure Sports industry include…

  • Outdoor instructor in Britain or abroad
  • Outdoor education teacher
  • Work in the adventure tourism industry
  • Outdoor activity centre instructor
  • Equipment manufacturer or retailer