Level 3 Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

The Level 3 Outdoor Instructor Training Programme (OITP) is an exciting and unique programme designed to be inclusive of all abilities. It aims to deliver a comprehensive training package that we believe sets the industry standard in Outdoor Leadership. The course incorporates current recognised standards in leadership training as well as experience in operating within remote overseas environments. Participants will benefit from the Adur Centre’s extensive knowledge and expertise in working in such conditions and will be closely supervised by established instructors and expedition leaders.


Not only will the OITP give the participant all the necessary skills, information, instructions and opportunities to practice in the field, it also ensures that any potential instructor is fully briefed on current guidelines, regulations and policies that contribute to running safe and successful outdoor and overseas progammes. These include BS8848, Expedition Providers Association guidelines and the enhanced Disclosures Barring Service screening.


The Adur Centre encourages all those who believe they have what it takes to become an outdoor instructor. Successful graduates may be offered full-time positions within the wider Lifesigns Group (depending on availability).

Duration: 6 Months

Cost: £5,000 (exc. VAT) 


This includes all NGB registrations, transport, mentoring and certification for the 6 month programme as well as some of the example activities specified below (programmes are bespoke to the individual):

  • Introduction to Programme Mentor
  • Lowland Expedition Leaders Course 
  • Mountain Leader (ML) Training Course (based in Wales/Peaks)
  • ECP Exploration Medicine Course
  • ECP Medic Course
  • Detention & Security Briefing
  • Sports Coach UK Child Protection 
  • Climbing Wall Award
  • GNAS Archery Coach
  • Communication Equipment
  • Level 2 Paddlesports Coach
  • Off-site Safety Management Course
  • First Aid at Work Instructor Course
  • Expedition Management
  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handlers Course
  • Budgeting and Procurement
  • Planning and Logistics
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Food Hygiene Course
  • Risk Assessment
  • Soft Skills Delivery
  • NNAS Silver Navigation Course
  • Fieldcraft Course
  • RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme
  • Basic Woodcraft Introduction
  • Final review with staff     
OITP Example Programme Overview
OITP Example Programme Overview.pdf
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OITP Application Form
OITP Application Form.pdf
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