Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship

Cappanalea is a Public Outdoor Education and Training Centre (OETC) which is run under the auspices of The Kerry Education and Training Board.   Cappanalea OETC focuses on personal development through the medium of enjoyable adventure and outdoor activities.  The highly qualified instructors offer programmes which include a full range of adventure sports and field study for everyone.

Once a year there is an opportunity to sign up for the popular Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship course.  This nine month fulltime training course aims to provide applicants with the skills and knowledge required to be able to work as Instructors in an outdoor environment. All trainees receive the tuition and supports they need to prepare them for the final assessments.

This course runs for 45 weeks.  The programme includes an 8-week work placement module, where trainees will experience on the job training and gain from the experience and expertise in the network of adventure activity / education providers around the country.

The modules covered are delivered by our expert and experienced staff include, Rock Climbing, River and Sea Kayaking, Power Boat Handling, Mountain Skills, First Aid and Manual Handling. Trainees will also have some hours in the class room; however most of the training is practical.

If a candidate is successful on completing and passing all assessments they will receive a FETAC (QQI) Level 5 Certificate.  For anyone interested in pursuing a career in Outdoor Activities this course has all the requirements needed to get you established in the Outdoor Activities sector.

Contact either Cappanalea OETC, Kerry ETB or the Local Employment office for details.  Enrollment takes place in July, interviews are held in June so be sure to make contact by June to be to be included in the recruitment process.