Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

The 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 Lifesigns Group'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 Criminal Records Bureau screening.

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

Download The OITP Programme Programme
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Download The OITP Application Form
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Duration: approx. 6 Months 
First 20 weeks: UK Based
Approx 5 weeks : Overseas
Cost: £6,995 inc. VAT

This includes all NGB registrations, transport, flights, overseas in-country costs and certification for the 6 month programme as well as the activities specified below:

  • Introduction to Programme Mentor
  • Basic Expedition Leaders Course (BEL)
  • Mountain Leader (ML) Training Course (based in Wales)
  • ECP Exploration Medicine Course
  • ECP Medic Course
  • Hostage Briefing
  • Sports Coach UK Child Protection Course
  • Communication Equipment
  • Off-site Safety Management Course
  • First Aid at Work Instructor Course
  • City and Guilds 7300 in Adult Education
  • Expedition Management
  • Budgeting and Procurement
  • Planning and Logistics
  • Legal Considerations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Soft Skills Delivery
  • NNAS Silver Navigation Course
  • Fieldcraft Course
  • RLSS Open Water Safety Supervisors Award
  • Basic Woodcraft Introduction
  • Overseas recce inc. procurement, logistical considerations and risk assessments
  • 4-week Overseas expedition (acting as the Assistant Leader)
  • Final review with staff
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