01690 720214
Plas y Brenin - The National Mountain Centre The Fast Track outdoor Instructor Training Scheme The Fast Track outdoor Instructor Training Scheme The Fast Track outdoor Instructor Training Scheme The Fast Track outdoor Instructor Training Scheme The Fast Track outdoor Instructor Training Scheme The Fast Track outdoor Instructor Training Scheme The Fast Track outdoor Instructor Training Scheme

The Fast Track Instructor Scheme


If you'd like to develop a career in the outdoors, our well-established fast track training programme could provide the ideal launch pad.
Over this intensive and exciting four-month training period you'll work towards a clutch of National Governing Body Awards, gather a huge amount of experience and develop your personal skills.
What's more, when you leave you'll take with you the respect and recognition that comes with having been trained at the National Mountain Centre
Rubbing shoulders with the instructors, you'll stay in on-site accommodation seven days a week at Plas y Brenin, even though your course only runs Monday to Friday. That way there will be options to either join in with other courses taking place at the weekends or simply go climbing or paddling with your new-found friends at the National Mountain Centre. What's more, you'll enjoy three hearty meals a day, overlooking Snowdon in our scenic dining room.

Check out this short video put together media students from Salford University, showcasing the Fast Track Instructor Scheme.




During this intensive and exciting course you'll receive personal skills training in kayaking, open canoeing, hill and mountain walking, rock climbing, orienteering, first aid, risk awareness and hazard management.
As part of a personalised programme, you may complete coaching and leadership training courses for the following CWA, SPA, WGL, ML Summer, REC First Aid at Work, BCU/UKCC Level 1 Certificate and British Cycling Level 2 in Mountain Bike Leadership Training.
For those with a greater range of experience, and perhaps some of the above qualifications, it may be possible to work towards or complete some of the following - ML Winter, IML training, MIA training, BCU/UKCC Level 2 Certificate, BCU WW Safety and Rescue and REC First Aid Trainer.
At the end of four months with us you'll be able to look back on an incredible experience, during which you will have:

  • Been Coached by the leaders in the field.

  • Paddled and climbed alongside the most experienced coaches and instructors in the country.

  • Been able to use the Plas y Brenin name to open doors in the outdoor industry.

  • Benefited from our vast array of experience working in the outdoor industry.

  • Received input from long-term career professionals every day.

  • Had access to a fantastic range of equipment.

  • Stayed in excellent accommodation in the beating heart of the UK Outdoor scene.

  • Trained in a variety of teaching and coaching styles.

  • Spent 4 months with like-minded people.

  • Had the greatest chance possible to achieve your potential as a climber, paddler, mountain biker and mountaineer.

  • Had access to a mentor at every stage of your development.

  • Worked towards gaining a wide variety of National Governing Body qualifications - given your start point experience.

  • Saved up to 10 days of assessment credits at Plas y Brenin so you can return later in the year to attend National Governing Body assessment courses free of charge.




To help streamline your career development even further, our staff will be able to guide you through registration with each of the necessary national governing bodies helping you to understand the progression and pre-requirements for each scheme. You will be expected to cover the cost of each registration yourself.
The course cost includes all meals, accommodation and equipment hire during the four months.



Fast Track Instructor Scheme Open Day

Fast Track Instructor Scheme Open Day

If you're interested in our Fast Track Instructor Scheme why not come and find out more on one of our free open days. Dates for 2017 will be available soon.

During the day you'll get an overview of the scheme, a tour of the centre, develop an action plan to identify how the scheme can benefit you, and enjoy an individual chat with Fast Track co-ordinator Helen Teasdale, and the chance to squeeze in a little outdoor activity.

The open day is from 9am-5pm and we'll provide you with a hearty lunch. If you'd like to stay the night before or after the open day, we can provide B&B in our Farmhouse (the same place you'll stay for four months during the Fast Tarck course scheme). B&B costs TBC.

To book your place please phone 01690 720214

Fast Track Instructor Scheme Open Day

Download The Fast Track Mini-Brochure

Download The Fast Track Useful Information Pack

Fast Track Outdoor Instructor Training Price Cost and Duration:
£10,600  (80 Days)



Dates4 Jan - 25 Apr 2017 Fully Booked - Further Dates to Be Confirmed


Book Your Special Offer Course NowBook Now

Got A Date Available - Need An Adventure To Match?

Find out what's going on at the National Mountain Sports Centre between any date range on this handy new search page



Latest News

THE BIG WINTER WALK 28-29 JAN 2017

The Big Winter Walk 28-29 Jan 2017This year we've teamed up with Joe Brown Shops for a 'Big Winter Walk' a weekend of winter walking w....



THE BIG CHRISTMAS WALK 17-18 DEC 2016

The Big Christmas Walk 17-18 Dec 2016Christmas is fast approaching and we're starting to feel a little festive at the Centre, and we're o....



BRITISH CYCLING MTB LEADER CONFERENCE 25-26 FEB 2017

British Cycling MTB Leader Conference 25-26 Feb 2017Join us this February for a two day British Cycling conference for mountain bike leaders and trainee....



COME & JOIN US IN THE BAR

Come & Join Us In The BarOver the winter bar is open from 12 noon til 2pm and 5pm - 11pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturda....



GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift VouchersPlas y Brenin Gift vouchers make the perfect gift. Available for any amount that suits you online, t....



What's On In Our bar?

Our friendly and lively bar is open to the public. From talks and lectures to film nights and live music, there's always something going on. Find out what's coming up next here



Free Colour Brochure

Free colour brochureAll our courses are only listed online but if you'd like to find out a little more about the National Mountain Sports Centre, we'll send you a colour brochure out in the post.



Gift Vouchers

PYB Gift VouchersAvailable for any amount, our gift vouchers make the perfect Christmas present for any outdoor enthusiast.




Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

Find out what the weather's doing in North Wales over the next five days.



Review your holiday or course here

Review Your Course
Help us by reviewing your holiday or course here


Adventure Map


Working alongside UCLan
to educate
outdoor professionals

University Of Central LancashireFind out how we are working with one of the country's top universities to develop lasting careers in the outdoors.