I love sea kayaking.

I love the Isle of Wight.

I love coaching people.

It’s always a pleasure therefore to be asked to deliver coaching and courses for groups. When the group is a multinational conglomerate from Greece, Portugal, Germany, Chile, the UK and Austria it becomes a challenge, and I like a challenge!

The aim of the week was to deliver a whole suite of British Canoeing courses which included some of the brand new coach awards. We succeeded in running the Core Coach, Sea Coach Discipline Specific Training, Coastal Navigation, Moderate Water Leader training and, only just, a Moderate Water Leader assessment – the weather nearly got the best of us on that last one, but a quick bit of jiggling the timetable around and some rescheduling of meetings and ferries and we managed it. 

The team spent the week in a stunning rented house in Totland, which I’m sure vexed a few locals, to have a continuous stream of soggy sea kayakers flowing through the quiet street. It was extremely comfortable, although the ongoing and relentless discussions (read: arguments) on the appropriate temperature that the heating should be set at provided much, and continued amusement for ‘those of me’ not staying at the house. 

We ran the week very much as a workshop type event. The more experienced and higher trained helped those of less experience, which added a really supportive feel to the 9 days. Those who were newly trained coaches achieved ‘logged experience’ and mentoring support in running coaching sessions for the others.

… And the conditions for the week were awesome! High wind, huge swell, flat calm, almost glassy surfaces, awesome surf and stonking tides.

     

Next year we will be running another course for the same group, and we’ve added a sheltered water week based in West Sussex next year as well which will include SUP for them as well.

If you’d like a similar week for your club or group then get in touch and we’ll put it together. 

Owen Burson (Chief Adventure Officer)

Get in touch | owen@adventureactivitiesuk.com  | 01983 755838

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This year we will be going the extra mile for Outdoor Instructors who are already #AwesomeAsStandard.

As well as training those ‘new into industry’ we want to invest in experienced and seasoned Instructors. Our Instructors work with a range of groups from Schools to NCS, Corporate teams to local people and tourists as well as Individuals with specific needs.

We are offering an employment and training package which will include a place on the following industry recognised courses:

BC SUP Module Training | BC Core Coach Training | BC 3 star Sea | BC Canoe & Kayak |Coach (Sheltered Water) |  BC Moderate Water Sea Leader Training & Assessment | Coasteering Training | SLSGB | Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning (CNTP) | MT Lowland Leader Training | Level 4 Expedition 1st Aid.

As standard, registration and certification fees will be payable.

Along with fantastic training opportunities, you will benefit from the following employment package:

  • Location – Isle of Wight or Sussex
  • Hours – 40 per week
  • Pay – £8-10 per hour (dependant on qualifications and experience)
  • Accommodation – Available

Benefits:

  • Free use of kit and equipment to have fun and explore our stunning location!
  • 10% discount at local sports centre gym & swimming pool.
  • 30-40% discount at Peak & Palm.
  • Discounted ferry travel.

To express an interest, please email us giving some thoughts on why you would like to join us,  to recruitment@adventureactivitiesuk.com. Please title your email ‘Awesome Adventure Instructor’. If you capture our interest then we will give you a call for a further conversation to find out a little more about you, then invite you to an Open Day at our Isle of Wight centre in February 2019.

WE’RE RECRUITING!

Join our awesome 2019 Seasonal Adventure Instructor team!!

Adventure Activities UK prides itself on having the most passionate, talented and qualified Adventure Instructors on our team, which is why we offer one of the most comprehensive training programmes available in the Outdoor Industry!

Here’s what you need to know…

We require a team of high quality and committed individuals to join our rapidly expanding Adventure Activities organisation ready for the 2019 season.

This programme will give individuals the opportunity to develop skills beyond the Instructor role and to get involved in all aspects of our outdoor business.

FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY HERE

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