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Training for club volunteers

The Outdoor Partnership can support club volunteers on a number of National Governing Body courses which will help develop volunteers to become club instructors / coaches.  A list of courses can be found below. If you can’t see your course on the list please contact your local Outdoor Activities Development Officer.   

You can follow the links to the NGB’s to find out more about the individual awards. 

(The Outdoor Partnership funding is limited and therefore funding for a course is not guaranteed)

Mountain Training Awards

  • Lowland leader Award
  • Hill & Moorland Award
  • Mountain Leader Award (Summer)
  • Indoor Climbing Assistant
  • Climbing Wall Instructor (formerly CWA)
  • Climbing Wall Development Instructor (formerly CWLA)
  • Rock Climbing Instructor (formerly SPA)
  • Rock Climbing Development Instructor 
  • Climbing for all - Disability Awareness in Rock Climbing
  • Walking for all - Disability Awareness in walking

British Cycling Awards

  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award
  • Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling
  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Coaching Award
  • Coaching riders with a disability

British Canoe Union Awards

  • Star Awards 2*-5*
  • Foundation Safety & Rescue
  • White Water Safety & Rescue
  • Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning

  • Paddlesport Activity Assistant 
  • Paddlesport Instructor Award (formerly UKCC Level One)
  • Paddlesport Coach Award (formerly UKCC Level Two)
  • Sheltered Water Leader Award (discipline specific) 
  • Moderate Water Leader Award (discipline specific) 
  • Advanced Water Leader Award (discipline specific) 
  • Paddleability Foundation & Intermediate

British Rowing Awards  

  • Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rowing (Fixed-seat)

SLSA / International Surfing Association Awards

  • Surf Coach Lifesaver Award
  • Beach Lifeguard Award
  • Level 1 Surf Instructor
  • Level 1 Instructor in Stand up Paddleboard

Royal Yachting Association Award

  • VHF Radio
  • Level 2 Power Boat
  • Dinghy Instructor Training Pre-entry
  • Sailability

UK Snowsport Awards

  • Level 1 Ski Instructor Award

Other qualifications