Believing in young people and their potential underpins what we do, and how we develop our adventure activity and educational programmes.

We don’t mean just delivering a great mountainboarding session but helping a young person grow in confidence, express themselves, be more resilient and go on to achieving more than they believed when they first showed up at Adventure Activities!

     ✓ If you want education outcomes… we can do that.

     ✓ If you want transformational outcomes… we can do that.

     ✓ If you want life skills outcomes… we can do that.

     ✓ Fun, challenge and a big smile come as standard!

Our tutors and guides

Being our best means we can encourage young people to be their best. This in turn means that Adventure Activities takes training and qualifications really, really seriously but we also look to have ‘people-people’ on our team.

So what does all that mean?

If you’re a school, scout leader or parent looking at sending your young people on an outdoor residential (maybe their first time away from home or on a group trip) you can be assured that we’ve looked at every aspect of their stay with us, whether it’s 2 hours or 2 weeks!

We’re happy to be completely transparent about the level of qualification we expect from all our tutoring and guiding team. Take a look at our ‘Minimum Qualifications | Maximum Training’ chart below.

In addition, every member of our staff team has an enhanced Disclosure and Barring and Service check, we have 2 of the team as qualified Mental Health First Aiders and a specialist trained tutor in individual needs who leads on our Alternative Adventure sessions.

You can tell we’re passionate about our duty of care for young people while they are with us and strive to ensure that we go beyond the necessary and deliver best practice in under canvas stays, safeguarding, risk assessments and our health and well being provision.

Young people have always been the fundamental building block of our business. Why? Because young people are our future leaders, explorers, teachers, doctors, parents and carers… so don’t they deserve our attention, mentoring and support?

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These are the basic qualifications for our Tutors and Guides and this means our ‘minimum qualifications’ are above outdoor industry standards.

We take all our Tutors and Guides through an intensive 12 week training programmes that we’ve tested, reviewed and improved (and do that continuous learning every winter) before working directly with groups. It focuses not just on technical skills but the person in front of us – we want the best staff to give you the best experience.

Even after qualifying, we have a ‘buddy system’ to support the growth and development of new Tutors and Guides as they establish their own specialism within the outdoor industry. Adventure Activities advocates that staff should continue their professional development throughout their time with us, and welcome returning staff to refresh, upskill and keep improving by taking up more of the further training courses we offer.

We’re confident that our training, combined with our embedded values, and empowered approach with staff means you get the very best in both delivery and engagement for your group, meaning bigger smiles and more memories to take away.

  • British Canoeing (BC) 2*

  • BC Paddlesport Leader Training

  • BC SUP Module Training

  • BC Foundation Safety and Rescue

  • WSA SOT Coastal Water Leader Training

  • REC Level 2 Emergency First Aid

Internal training for our activity sessions includes…

Bushcraft | Mountain boarding | Archery | Team building | Axe throwing | Arrow tag

… And here are some of the additional upskilling qualifications that we encourage our Tutors and Guides to take…

  • BC Core Coach Training

  • BC 3* Sea

  • BC Canoe and Kayak Coach (sheltered water)

  • BC Moderate Water Sea Leader Training and Assessment

  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning (CNTP)

  • MT Lowland Leader Training

  • Level 4 Expedition First Aid