+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

Outdoors Ireland

Outdoor Instructor/Guide

Based In Killarney/Kerry, This Intensive Course Is Designed & Aimed At Four Types Of People:

1. If You Are Looking To Vastly Increase & Certify Your Own Current Outdoor Skills.
2. If You Are Looking For A Career Change & Would Like A Job In The Outdoor Industry.
3. If You Are Planning To Set Up Your Own Part Time/Full Time Adventure Business.
4. If You Are Looking For An Add On To An Existing Hospitality Business, Such As A Hostel/Hotel Offering Hill Walking Or Kayaking.

National Governing Body Modules:
Remote Emergency Care Level 3

River Safety Rescue 1
River Safety Rescue 2

Level 2 Kayak Instructor
Level 3 Kayak Skills

Lead Rock Climbing Trainee

Mountain Leader Trainee
Mountain Skills Assessment

Outdoors Ireland Modules:
Outdoor Guiding Skills

Outdoor Instruction Skills

Outdoor Coaching Skills

Emergency Procedures

Optional Modules:
Level 3 Canoe Skills

Product Development

Initial Online Development

Business Set Up Coaching

Business Development Coaching

To Register Your Interest Please Contact Nathan:
+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

Course Accreditations:
Remote Emergency Care
Canoeing Ireland
Mountaineering Ireland

Course Instructors:
Nathan Kingerlee
Shane McElligott
Marie Lyons
Tim Orr

All course instructors come from a background of public outdoor education, private adventure tourism, extreme adventure and soft guiding; giving a depth of experience and understanding of the outdoor industry and the requirements for quality guides and instructors.

All course instructors also run their own adventure guiding and training businesses, giving them an understanding of the challenges and issues with running successful businesses; adapting to change and niche markets. Shane McElligott and Tim Orr are two of Ireland's most experienced and highest qualified instructors, in their fields. Marie Lyons runs a thriving first aid training company and was previously centre manager at Delphi Adventure Centre. Nathan Kingerlee has set up and run Outdoors Ireland over the past ten years, which now has two bases and new products each year.

Before completing an instructor assessment a number of hours are required logging experience with a qualified instructor. It can be a little difficult sometimes to log these hours; however students on our course will have the opportunity to work alongside our instructors and log some of the required hours. Students will also need to assist other adventure providers to fully log their hours.

60 Days
Sat/Sun Or Sat/Sun/Mon Each Week
Start Date:
Finish Date:
Personal Practice Time/Time Off:

Course Price:
€4650 Per Person
9am - 5pm
Registrations/Logbooks/Certificates Included
Equipment Provided
Beginners Welcome

Not Included:
Accommodation (Can Give Recommendations)
Food (Picnic Lunches Needed)
Some Personal Gear, Such As Hiking Boots/Back Pack/Etc

Remote Emergency Care Level 3 : Certified By Remote Emergency Care : Recognised Ireland/UK/Europe
Qualified to industry standard first aid, valid for three years. Level 3 is required for Level 3 Kayak Instructor and Mountain Leader.

River Safety Rescue 1 & 2 : Certified By Canoeing Ireland : Recognised Ireland
Qualified to deal with safety and rescue on rivers up to grade two.

Level 3 Kayak Skills : Certified By Canoeing Ireland : Recognised Ireland/UK/Europe
Qualified to be completely self sufficient on Irish/UK rivers up to grade two. Needed before beginning Level 2 Kayak Instructor Training.

Level 2 Kayak Instructor : Certified By Canoeing Ireland : Recognised Ireland/UK/Europe
Qualified to lead kayak trips on flat water/sheltered water, with up to six students. Also qualified to teach up to Level 2 Kayak Skills.

Lead Rock Climbing Trainee : Certified By Outdoors Ireland : Not Recognised
Qualified to begin lead climbing and begin logging the fifteen lead climbs needed to register for SPA Training. SPA is the qualification needed to guide and teach rock climbing. The SPA is recognised in Ireland/UK/Europe.

Mountain Skills Assessment : Certified By Mountaineering Ireland : Recognised Ireland/UK
Qualified to be completely self sufficient in Irish/UK mountains. This is a quaification some guiding companies and mountain rescue require. Needed before beginning Mountain Leader Training.

Mountain Leader Trainee : Certified By Mountaineering Ireland : Recognised Ireland/UK
Mountan Leader is the qualification needed to guide in the mountains and teach Mountain Skills. All training will be completed for this qualification and a further six to twelve months will be needed of personal practice/requirement logging.

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