Book Online | Call (+44) 1637 879571


Outdoor Activity Instructor Course


Outdoor Activity Instructor Course

  • Gain all the outdoor qualifications you need to live the life you love

  • Duration: 13 weeks (Mondays-Thursdays)

  • Become qualified to teach bodyboarding, paddlesports, surfing and coasteering

  • Comprehensive training and qualifications in First Aid and beach lifeguarding

  • Gain all the outdoor qualifications you need to live the life you love
  • Duration: 13 weeks (Mondays-Thursdays)
  • Learn to lead activities including bodyboarding, paddlesports and coasteering
  • Comprehensive training in First Aid and beach lifeguarding


Quick Facts

Play Video about Our Aim Outdoor Activity Instructor Course

Quick Facts

  • Guaranteed interview for a lead instructor role 
  • Opportunities for paid flexible work alongside the training course 
  • Purpose-designed pre-course fitness regime 
  • Free equipment use (Surfboards, Bodyboards, Fins, Stand Up Paddleboards, Super SUP etc) 
  • Regular surfing and swimming coaching sessions 
  • Unlimited shadowing hours 
  • Work experience and live group experience 
  • Opportunity to work with Bodyboard Holidays, Newquay Activity Centre and Women + Waves
  • One-to-one skills clinics when required 
  • Final assessment & employment planning 
  • Access to an exchange programme in New Zealand and other international surf camps and activity centres
  • Discounts with Rip Curl, other leading outdoor brands and local businesses

Why become an Outdoor Activity Instructor?

Do you spend your weekends searching for the best barrels only to return to the office again every Monday morning? Does your annual two-week bodyboarding holiday feel like it’s over before it’s even begun? If you love spending time with the sand between your toes and the fresh air in your lungs, then qualifying as an outdoor instructor could take you down the new career path you’ve been dreaming of.

Here at Bodyboard Holidays we know first-hand the benefits of living that laid-back lifestyle year-round. The sun on your face and the ocean breeze in your hair; there aren’t many jobs that come close to providing you with such a high degree of lifestyle happiness. And you don’t have to miss out…

Join us as we team up with Newquay Activity Centre  & the Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy to bring you a one-way ticket towards total career fulfilment. Why should you only get to enjoy your passions during your free time? Who says you can’t make a living doing what you love? Become qualified in the outdoors this year and live your own adventure every single day.

What to expect?

If you like the idea of being surrounded by oceans, mountains, good people and good times, then it’s probable that life as an outdoor instructor is for you. Our Outdoor Activity Instructor Training Course is a three-month long adventure programme that ultimately equips you with the skills you need to become an effective outdoor instructor.

You’ll learn how to coach, guide, instruct and save lives at sea using the Newquay coastline as your very fun but very real training ground. During the course you could get the opportunity to shadow our existing instructors during weekend retreats, as well as the opportunity for paid work with our local business partnerships. We’re here to help shape your future in the industry however we can, no matter your desired job role.

During the programme you will gain a wide range of qualifications readying you for a life of enjoyable work in the great outdoors. These will include your ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Award, British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Award (this will allow you to guide kayak and SUP tours), a Beach Lifeguard Qualification and an award in Outdoor First Aid.

*Price for course only £5399, Price for Course & Accommodation £7784


More Info

Explore more destinations