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Activity Instructor Training and Coaching

A+ offers a wide range of adventure activities and training towards Sport England's National Governing Body (NGB) recognised qualifications as well as A+ in-house training in other activity related skills. Please see below for the training courses we provide:

Activity Coach Training

Archery

The Archery GB Instructor Award is an entry-level training course for those in leisure, recreation and educational environments designed to train leaders to deliver fun and safe introductory archery sessions. The course is delivered by accredited Archery GB tutors, typically over two and a half days from Friday evening to Sunday 

Course Dates and Prices: Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for course dates and prices

Location : Our training is based at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

Archery GB 

Bushcraft

Training in outdoor survival skills including shelter building, fire lighting and cooking outdoors. Join us for a couple of days in the woods and learn to not only survive – but to be comfortable with the minimum of kit.

Sessions include:

  • Shelter building: 'Tarpology', selecting a safe camp site, group shelter design, individual bivy design
  • Fires: Fire safety & etiquette, safe fire area, different lighting methods, coaxing a reluctant fire
  • Cooking: making a tripod, heating water, cooking over an open fire, hot soup and dough balls
  • Knives: Safe use of knives, knife design, bushcraft knife techniques

and lots more...

Location : Our training is based at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

Course Dates and Prices :Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for course dates and prices

Canoeing and Kayaking

We provide several courses including both Star awards and Coaching awards. If you cannot see the course you are looking for, or you want to arrange an additional course for your club or centre please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Star Awards

Full details of BCU Star assessments can be found on the BCU Website

Course Dates and Prices: UKCC/BC 2 star award. Currently planned for autumn 2018. Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Location: We usually run this course from the River Thames near our site at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

FSRT Coaching Awards

We can provide multiple UKCC/BC FSRT coach qualifications.

Course Dates and Prices: UKCC/BC FSRT award and Coach Level 1 is planned for autumn/winter 2018. Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Location: We usually run this course from the River Thames near our site at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

Coaching Awards

An entry level coaching course for prospective coaches at the 2 star level, for those wanting to lead groups on placid rivers and lakes and to teach introductory canoe and kayak sessions.

Full details of UKCC/BC Coaching Awards can be found on the British Canoeing Website.

Pre-requisite - Requires 2 star skills and Foundation Safety and Rescue Training.

Course Dates and Prices: Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Location: Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9NF

Climbing

In-House Training including Safe Belayer, Tree Climbing Supervisor and Climbing Wall Session Leader. We will also organise SPA Training and Assessment as the need arises.

Safe Belayer:

Training and assessment for volunteers wishing to actively support A+ climbing sessions as a belayer.

Training includes safe fitting of harness and helmet, setting up a climbing rope with friction device and appropriate knots, the 'A+ climbing system' and consistent ability to belay safely.

Location : Our training is based at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

Course Dates and Prices: £25 per person. Courses will be offered during Spring 2018. Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Wall Session Leader

Training and assessment for experienced 'Safe Belayers' wishing to lead A+ climbing sessions on purpose built walls.

Location : Our training is based at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

Course Dates and Prices: £25 per person. Courses will be offered during Spring 2018. Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Single Pitch Award (SPA)

We arrange SPA Training and Assessment courses for our instructors using external organisations. Full details of SPA are on the MLTE website.

Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

MLTE

First Aid


A 2-day first aid course with an emphasis on the outdoors at the required level for most national governing bodies. Delivered by specialists from Training Expertise, this course includes training and certification and involves example scenarios outside of the training room.

Candidates must attend both days to achieve the qualification, which lasts for 3 years.

Location: Our training is based at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

Course Dates and Prices: The next 16 hour outdoor first aid course will be planned for November 2018

Price is £225 for candidates not involved with Adventure Plus

Price is £150 for registered Adventure Plus volunteers.

Course cost does not include meals or accommodation. On-site accommodation may be available as well as local private accommodation.

Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

British Fencing 

Food Hygiene

A governing body approved Level 2 Food Hygiene course required to work in catering and hospitality as well as for assisting on holiday camps.

Location:  Online course

Course Dates and Prices: £32 per person.  Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Mountain Biking

Mountain-bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS) Level 1 qualification. A 2-day, entry-level course including bike maintenance, safety, route planning, on & off-road good practice and group management. The award enables instructors to take groups on non-technical terrain.

Further details are available on the MIAS website.

Location: Our training is based at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN

Course Dates and Prices: Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Prices are £120 for A+ registered volunteers. £220 for independent candidates not involved with A+.

Course cost does not include meals or accommodation. On-site accommodation may be available.

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Walking

Lowland Expedition Leadership

Sports Leaders UK Level 3 Certificate in Lowland Expedition Leadership. This nationally recognised certificate is for those wishing to lead lowland walking and camping trips. The award is a requirement for the Oxfordshire Education Authority and other bodies to allow walking with young people.

Further details available from Sports Leaders UK

Location: Our training is based at Windmill Farm Conference Centre , Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX182SN with trips held locally and around the UK.

Course Dates and Prices: Prices are £180 for A+ registered volunteers. £350 for independent candidates not involved with A+. Opportunity for qualifying expeditions from Dec 2017 through to April 2018

Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

Sports Leaders

 

Mountain Leader Award

We organise a Mountain Leader Award training and assessment primarily for our instructors. This award is certified by the Mountain Training UK awarding body and individuals or groups are welcome to join us on this course.

Location: Training expeditions held throughout the UK, assessment in Cumbria

Course Dates and Prices: Prices are £180 for A+ registered volunteers. £350 for independent candidates not involved with A+. Opportunity for qualifying expeditions from Dec 2017 through to April 2018

Please contact us at training@adventureplus.org.uk for further details

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