Outdoor Instructor Training Programme at SHARE

Established in 1987, the SHARE Outdoor Instructor Training Course provides individuals with the ability to gain national governing body qualifications, gain work experience and receive a training allowance whilst working in the largest residential activity centre in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

The Outdoor Instructor Training Programme provides a year long, unique training opportunity where you get paid whilst you train.

SHARE will pay you a weekly allowance of £75 for the first six months as you train, and then increase to £125 during your six months of work experience. Trainees will also be provided with self catering accommodation located just off the SHARE site and meals during working hours.

The Outdoor Course starts in September, and runs through until the following August each year. SHARE will pay for your National Governing Body qualifications, take you on expeditions and training trips, provide sport mentoring and shadowing with senior instructors and you’ll gain real world experience working with and leading a varied array of groups.

This amazing training programme is the best way to start or develop your career in the outdoor industry. Not only does it provide you with a portfolio of qualifications, but real work experience which is crucial in securing future employment and a necessity for potential employers.

No previous experience or qualifications are required for the outdoor industry but an outgoing personality and an interest in working with people are desirable.

Outdoor Course applicants must be over 18 years of age for the course start date.

Opportunities to gain NGO qualifications in the following:

  1. Sailing and Windsurfing RYA accredited schemes
  2. RYA Powerboating certificate
  3. Mountain Biking Cycling Scotland
  4. FSRT
  5. Paddlesport Instructor
  6. Paddlesport Leader Training and Assessment
  7. Orienteering BOA
  8. GNAS Archery LeaderFirst Aid qualification
  9. Access NI Check
  10. OCNNI Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

SHARE will provide:

  • Extensive In-house training in all activities and facilities provided by SHARE
  • Leadership training
  • Training expeditions
  • Pay you a weekly allowance
  • Meals during working hours
  • Accommodation

*Course content may be subject to change

How to apply for the Outdoor Instructor Training

If you wish to apply for a place on SHARE Outdoor Instructor Training Programme please return the application form below and an up-to-date photo to SHARE or completed application form or any queries can be emailed to info@sharevillage.org or post your application to FAO: Outdoor Course 2019, Share Discovery Village, 221 Lisnaskea Rd, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, BT920JZ

Interview Process

We’ve been refining our interview process for over 25 years. It involves a day visit to SHARE which consists of a formal 20 minute interview and a physical test on the water and land. Whatever the outcome of your interview you’ll enjoy this informal process, get a taste of outdoor life and meet some great like-minded people.

Interview Dates in 2019 are:

Monday 24th June 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!