The Adventure Academy is the training branch of Adventure Activities UK, where we offer some of the best instructor, coach and guide training programmes and courses available in the UK. We are experts in the outdoors and our courses and programmes reflect the experience our staff team have delivering to real people. Our team work across the UK and further afield providing what we teach; we are not just trainers we are experienced practitioners.

Adventure Activities UK are the UK’s ‘REAL’ Outdoor Adventure specialist – We’re known as one of the most innovative and inspiring adventure activity companies. We’ve been running activities across the UK for over 20 years. Amongst other things we have led the development of the use of SOT kayaks and SUPs in the UK.

Our Instructor Training courses are run by well known and very experienced coach and instructor trainers who have many years delivery behind them, training many of the instructors running coach training and instructor training courses in the UK. Our team have led the development of many awards that are in common use in the UK. Take a look at the ‘why the adventure academy‘ for more details. Find out more about the staff team on our ‘about us‘ page to see who we are, why and how we do what we do.


Land Based Qualifications

We run lots of different land based qualification courses – lowland leader, cave, canyoning and mountain boarding are just a few.


Water Based Qualifications

Loads of qualifications from canoe, coasteering, sit on top and sea kayaking are our most popular courses, but we run lots more. Take a look.

Take a look at our

Most Popular Courses

BC 4* Canoe Training

“Successful performance at 4 Star Leadership Assessment level indicates a
3 days
South Wales

MT Lowland Leader Training

Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award Training The Lowland Leader award
2 days
Tapnell, IOW

WSA Coastal SOT Leader

WSA Coastal SOT Leader Award Training The WSA Sit-on-Top Coastal
2 days
Freshwater, IOW

UKCC Level 2 Coach

British Canoeing Level 2 in Coaching Paddlesport As a qualified
4 days
Redhill, Surrey

BC 3* Sea Kayak - Hastings

British Canoeing 3* Sea Kayak - Hastings The Sussex coastline is really
2 days
Hastings, Sussex

RLSS Water Safety

RLSS Water Safety Management Level 1, 2 and 3 This
2 days
Freshwater, IOW

BC 4* Sea Training

British Canoeing 4* Sea Kayak Training The IOW is the only
2 days

Adventure Guide

Adventure Guide Training Programme This programme will develop you as
4 Months
Devon, IOW, Pembrokeshire

REC L2 First Aid

Rescue Emergency Care L2 First Aid We run a full
2 days

UKCC Level 1 Coach

UKCC Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport The Level 1
4 days
Redhill, Surrey

BC 4* Sea Assessment

British Canoeing 4* Sea Kayak Assessment The assessment will include
2 days

BC 3* Sea Kayak - IOW

British Canoeing 3* Sea Kayak - Isle of Wight The
2 days
Freshwater, IOW

BC SUP Module

British Canoeing SUP Foundation Module The BCU SUP Discipline Supporting
6 hours
Woodmill, Southampton

MWE Training - Sea Kayak

British Canoeing Moderate Water Endorsement Training - Sea Kayak This
2 days