Qualifications

British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI)

British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI)

BASI is the UK national training and grading provider for professional snowsport instructing and coaching qualifications.

Cumbrae

Cumbrae

Cumbrae are Scotland's premier watersports courses centre and instructor training facility. Courses for beginners to advanced.

Cycling Scotland

Cycling Scotland

Cycle training makes a difference. A survey by Cycle Training UK suggest that 80% of trainees felt the training made them more confident. Contact Cycling Scotland for advice on all aspects training and education for cycling. Our staff can advise on developing programmes to meet your own specific needs and have considerable experience in writing and delivering courses in mountain bike leadership, police cycle-training, on road cycle training and cycle coaching and more.

Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons), B.Sc.

Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons), B.Sc.

This unique degree course provides you with the primary elements of our Environmental Geography degree including tuition in core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education.

Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge is Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre; our aim is to offer world class training in outdoor adventure sports and encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors more often. This is both through personal skills courses, providing individuals with the confidence to enjoy their sport themselves, as well as through qualification courses, ensuring that the next generation of outdoor instructors are trained to the highest possible standards. We offer courses of all levels in over 10 different disciplines ensuring there is something to interest everyone.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Ancrum Outdoor Centre's own senior instructor, Lewis Jones runs a variety of mountain bike courses for people at all levels. Courses include the Trail Cycle Leader Award, Mountain Bike leader award and Night Ride Module. For those starting out you may be interested in the Cycle Ride Leader courses we offer too.

Mountain Training

Mountain Training

Mountain Training Scotland was established in 1964 with the aim of developing and promoting schemes for training and assessing people who wish to lead others in mountain, moorland, crag and climbing walls of the UK and Ireland.  Mountain Training Scotland administers Awards and approves Providers to deliver them.  The Awards are: Mountain Leader, Winter Mountain Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader, Single Pitch Award, Climbing Wall Award and Climbing Wall Leading Award.

Mountaineering Council of Scotland

Mountaineering Council of Scotland

Founded in 1970 by the Association of Scottish Climbing Clubs, the MCofS (The Mountaineering Council of Scotland) is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland’s mountains.
 

National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme

National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme

Ancrum Outdoor Centre are an approved centre for delivery of The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) which is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. It is open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards.

NC Sport and Fitness: Outdoor Education (Level 5)

NC Sport and Fitness: Outdoor Education (Level 5)

This is a one year full-time course for students wishing to pursue a career in the Outdoor Education industry. The course gives an insight into subjects which can be developed further should you wish to progress onto our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Outdoor Education. A main feature of the course is the amount of practical activities and residential courses that are delivered by some of the most highly qualified coaches in the outdoor industry. Key highlights include: - Timetables outdoor activity days - Access to an extensive practical programme - Coaching opportunities to ‘real’ client groups - Ski residential to Andorra - Access to college outdoor activities club - We have a base at Glasgow’s artificial white water course- Pinkston - Expeditions (UK & oversees) - Our partnership with Glenmore Lodge (Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre). Subsidised qualifications available: - Foundation Safety & Recue Training - BCU 1-4 star Awards (Open Canoe, White Water, Sea, Surf) - BCU UKCC Levels 1 & 2 - White Water Safety & Rescue - Alpine Ski Leader (ASL) - Rental ski technician - White Water Raft Guide - Trail Cycle Leader Award - Single Pitch Award - Summer Mountain Leader - Level 2 powerboat - Level 2 Sailing - First Aid at Work - SCUK Child Protection Certificate - Various ETC Modules

Outdoor Education and Learning BA (Hons)

Outdoor Education and Learning BA (Hons)

This honours programme is the only undergraduate degree in Scotland to focus wholly on using the outdoors in education and learning, combining theory and practice to support you in becoming a truly rounded outdoor educator.

You will explore how outdoor activities and learning opportunities can nurture and support participants to develop and grow. You will also gain an understanding of education systems and how to design and instruct accredited outdoor experiences.

Paddlesports Performance Awards

Paddlesports Performance Awards

We are affiliated to the Scottish Canoe Association and the British Canoe Union and offer 2 and 3 star award courses which focus on basic paddling skills for canoeing and kayaking. These personal performance awards are the place to start for any future coaching aspirations or even just for skill development to ensure that you make the most of this great sporting hobby.

Powerboat Awards

Powerboat Awards

Ancrum Outdoor Centre are an RYA training Centre and offer the national powerboat level 1 and 2 coastal awards as well as safety boat courses. Come and get a real hands on experience of our 6 metre northcraft rigid inflatable boats, improve your handling skills and learn good safe practice for your future boating career.

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, canal and river boat cruising, and personal watercraft.

Scottish Anglers National Association

Scottish Anglers National Association

As an angler, you may wish to know how you can improve your casting or you may want to actually go on to teach and instruct others.   You may be a parent or guardian who wants to find a qualified and licensed instructor for your child, one who has been through the Child Disclosure process, has a current First Aid Certificate and adequate insurance cover in case there is an accident.

Scottish Archery Coaching and Workshops

Scottish Archery Coaching and Workshops

Clubs and coaches can use a number of coaching schemes and award badges to help make developing your archery skills fun and rewarding whatever your ambition. They start from ones tailored for beginners and young archers through to badges for club archers to earn as they progress, and Archery GB have a classification scheme that allows you to rate your progression from scores shot at your club or in open events.

Scottish Canoe Association

Scottish Canoe Association

The Scottish Canoe Association have a range of courses and training opportunities available across all disciplines of our sport and for beginners through to experienced paddlers.

Scottish Cycling

Scottish Cycling

Scottish Cycling, legally the Scottish Cyclists' Union (SCU), is the internationally recognised governing body for cycle sport in Scotland and is affiliated to British Cycling.

Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to once again be able to offer a wide range of education & training opportunities to coaches, volunteers and teachers and anyone and everyone interested in working with sports people with a disability.
 

Scottish Game Angler Instructor Certificate (SGAIC)

Scottish Game Angler Instructor Certificate (SGAIC)

If you are looking for a Licensed, fully qualified Instructor OR, you think you have what it takes to become one, you could probably do no better than to check out the SGAIC (Scottish Game Angling Instructor's Certificate) website.

Scottish Orienteering

Scottish Orienteering

Information and resources for coaches - this webpage is intended to provide coaches with a single point of access to a variety of information, templates and resources for different aspects of their coaching activity.

Scottish Rafting Association

Scottish Rafting Association

6 Day Raft Guide Training Course - This is the basic foundation course upon which the SRA Training Scheme is based and its completion is a pre-requisite for all qualification levels, except where candidates can prove prior logged experience and/or other relevant rafting qualifications. The course is designed to provide a fundamental introduction to to the skills and techniques required to safely guide rafts on rivers. It does not assume any prior experience and normally completion will lead to Trainee Raft Guide status.
 

Scottish Rowing

Scottish Rowing

The UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) is a nationally recognised framework for coach education. UKCC endorsement for a sport means that the coach education programme meets a set of agreed industry wide standards. Rowing offers a Level 2 and Level 3 coaching award. Level 4 is currently under development.

Scottish Sub Aqua Club

Scottish Sub Aqua Club

The Scottish Sub Aqua Club has a training program with three distinct threads: snorkelling; scuba diving and instructing.  Most of our new members progress straight into scuba training, and first need to demonstrate competence in the water by completing the simple swimming assessment and basic snorkel assessment.

Sea Kayak Scotland

Sea Kayak Scotland

Join a guided sea kayaking holiday or beginners course in Scotland and learn to sea kayak on the spectacular Scottish coastline.

Snowsport Scotland

Snowsport Scotland

From your first time on your skis or snowboard on the slopes you’re beginning your journey to develop your skills with a range of different opportunities ahead of you. After learning the basics and reaching the equivalent of Snowlife Level 3+ Award, you would then be able to ski or snowboard recreationally. At this point, you should consider getting involved at a training or coaching programme.  Developmental level programmes will help you to further improve your skills and go on to engage in higher level discipline specific training in alpine racing, freestyle, or cross country.

SQA Outdoor Programmes at SCQF level 6

SQA Outdoor Programmes at SCQF level 6

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 3) in Outdoor Programmes at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

Waterski and Wakeboard Scotland

Waterski and Wakeboard Scotland

The courses we offer at Waterski & Wakeboard Scotland are designed to meet the needs of everyone. From first time skiers, to those looking to develop their skills and/or gain qualifications.

Dundee and Angus College

Dundee and Angus College

Whether you want to study full or part-time, from home or from college, we can help you choose the programme that's right for you.  All our programmes lead to nationally recognised qualifications.  Our long established links with employers and industrial training bodies ensure that your studies are relevant to current employment opportunities and we are continually developing new programmes to match new and emerging jobs.

Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons), B.Sc.

Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education (Hons), B.Sc.

This unique degree course provides you with the primary elements of our Environmental Geography degree including tuition in core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education.

Scotland's Rural College: Elmwood Campus

Scotland's Rural College: Elmwood Campus

Scotland's Rural College: Elmwood Campus, Cupar is situated in North East Fife, only 9 miles from St. Andrews.  We deliver educational programmes from Access Level to Higher National Diploma, with progression onto degree level qualifications.

Scottish School of Forestry

Scottish School of Forestry

The Scottish School of Forestry (SSF), Inverness College UHI, at Balloch is primarily engaged in the delivery of forestry and arboriculture training and education.

They deliver:

  • Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
  • Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Felling to 380mm

Borders College

Borders College

Visit the website to view the range and type of courses that are on offer from Borders College.

British Deer Society Skills Award

British Deer Society Skills Award

The British Deer Society first developed the Woodland, then the National Stalkers Competence Certificate over 30 years ago.  This was the first certified training course to be adopted throughout the UK.  BDS then gifted the core material to DMQ when Deer Management Qualifications were formally introduced, and this was the nucleus for Deer Stalking Certificate 1.  DSC1 is now nationally recognized deer sector qualification.

Deer Management Course

Deer Management Course

The BDS Deer Management course is tailored for stalkers, landowners and managers - the decision makers dealing with deer management issues within a variety of habitats. It is also suitable for individuals who might during the course of their work need to advise others on deer management matters and for those simply wishing to extend their general deer management knowledge. The course is of 3 days duration.

Deer Stalking Certificate 1

Deer Stalking Certificate 1

The Deer Stalking Certificate 1 qualification is a nationally recognised award which has been given to over 20 thousand individuals.  Whether you’re new to deer stalking or already an experienced Deer Manager, the DSC1 provides a comprehensive guide to deer stalking techniques and management.  The DSC1 is the foundation of deer skills development.

Deer Stalking Certificate 2

Deer Stalking Certificate 2

The Deer Stalking Certificate 2 is a practical based qualification allowing candidates to demonstrate deer stalking techniques, skills and knowledge that have been acquired in the field after completing the DSC1 course.

Deer Vehicle Collision Humane Animal Dispatch Course

Deer Vehicle Collision Humane Animal Dispatch Course

The BDS Deer Vehicle Collision Humane Animal Dispatch course is designed for all those involved in animal dispatch be it at police control room level or the individual carrying out the task as an operator within an established police call out scheme.

Lantra Course Finder

Lantra Course Finder

Find courses available in your chosen career.

Lantra Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks

Lantra Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks

Modern Apprenticeships make sure that you have the right skills and knowledge for the industry you want to work in. There are lots of benefits of doing a Modern Apprenticeship.

North Highland College

North Highland College

Many of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses take advantage of the unique environment, landscape and culture of our region.

North Highland College: Gamekeeping Modern Apprenticeship SVQ2

North Highland College: Gamekeeping Modern Apprenticeship SVQ2

The SVQ2 Gamekeeping course provides full time training with attendance on a block release basis at The NHC-Thurso  and is part of the Modern Apprenticeship programme.  This course is a combination of work-based and college training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as they work.

North Highland College: Gamekeeping NC

North Highland College: Gamekeeping NC

Gamekeeping offers a challenging and rewarding way of life and the emphasis on this course is the practical 'hands on' training. Previous course participants have gone on to find full-time employment in estates throughout Britain.

North Highland College: Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management HNC

North Highland College: Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management HNC

If you are looking for a career as a gamekeeper or in conservation management, this HNC in Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management will give you the practical, hands-on training you require.

Scotland's Rural College: Elmwood Campus

Scotland's Rural College: Elmwood Campus

Scotland's Rural College: Elmwood Campus, Cupar is situated in North East Fife, only 9 miles from St. Andrews.  We deliver educational programmes from Access Level to Higher National Diploma, with progression onto degree level qualifications.

University of Stirling: Institute of Aquaculture

University of Stirling: Institute of Aquaculture

We’re fascinated by the world’s oceans and their potential to sustain our global population. Join the next generation of aquaculture experts and marine biologists captivated by this amazing chemical and physical environment and learn how to keep its precious resources healthy, sustainable and protected.

University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

We offer a broad spectrum of training opportunities relevant to careers and personal development in the Aquaculture Industry from working with schools through CPD modules to MSc and PhD programmes that complement and include our research activities.