Aquaplay Scotland for amazing water and land based outdoor activities

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Aquaplay Scotland is licensed by the AALA & insured through Activities Industry Mutual. All of our instructors & leaders are qualified& highly experienced in the courses we provide.
We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities

Coach/Activity Leader Block Training Courses
Fast Track Instructor Training Programme

Our unique location and company set up is the perfect  combination for running Coach/Activity Leader Training Courses, giving you the  opportunity to gain a solid grounding and NGB awards in the variety of outdoor  activities we deliver.

The training programme will last for 16 weeks, commencing November through to the second week in March the  following year.  You will stay in our 6-bed bunkhouse and the  cost of the course includes your food, accommodation and  transport throughout your stay.

We operate throughout the Scottish Highlands and  beyond, offering a wide range of activities as introductory days – canoeing,  kayaking, gorge walking, coasteering, boogie boarding, surfing and burn  scrambling, as well as team working, personal development, leadership training  courses and many BCU awards in coaching, personal skills and safety. Other  activity providers who work closely with us can also provide additional awards  and training as required.

If you’re new to the exciting world of adventure  activities we’ll help you gain your first qualifications and if you already  have experience we’ll take you to the next level through our outdoor instructor  courses.

You’ll be an active trainee with some of your learning  experience being hands-on, working with groups under the direction of one of  our coaches/activity leaders. At other times training will be in classroom  sessions as well as working, playing and exploring your outdoor working  environment. With over 15 years of industry experience, we have in-depth  knowledge and know exactly what you need to become a successful Coach/Activity  Leader. Throughout the course you’ll receive ongoing individual feedback as we  develop your potential, additional qualities and the essential soft skills  required for working with children and adults of all backgrounds and abilities.  At the end of the course you’ll be fully prepared for a rewarding and exciting  career in the outdoors.


  • You will receive a full range of coaching sessions including information on current regulations, working as an instructor, coaching techniques, risk assessments, activity emergency procedures and incident management – there will be a maximum trainer per student ratio of 1:6.
  •  You will be involved in and work on a full programme of activities over the period of your training. The work will be progressive with the goal to presenting you for NGB awards either at training or assessment standard by the end of the course. Part of your experience will be gained by working with groups under the watchful eye of one of our trainers/coaches.

UKCC: 1–4 star personal skill awards. We will use your  development time to expand your personal canoe and kayak skills to your  potential within the time frame.

UKCC – Foundation Safety and Rescue Test: 1-day  safety and rescue training, a pre requisite for starting out on to the coaching  ladder.

UKCC – Level 1 Coach Award or Level 2 Award: For those  who have managed to gain the appropriate pre-requisites.

UKCC: White Water Safety and Rescue Training: Ideal  training for those looking to progress to working as river guides, gorge  walking and coasteering leaders.

HSE First Aid Training: 2-day (16hr) course of theory and  practical based training, currently valid for 3 years – meets with  required  certification for outdoor qualifications.

Rafting: Introduction  to rafting skills and raft leader awards.

Trail Bike Leader Training: Introductory qualification in leading  groups for activity on two wheels.

Snow Sports Introductory  Training: We  will make use of the local ski slopes whenever the conditions are suitable.

Climbing: You will receive basic climbing training  skills on a local indoor climbing wall and if weather conditions are good at a  local climbing location.

fun kayaking
boogie board surfing
burn scrambling
gorge walking
river bugs/hydro speeds
team work/team building
trail cycling/mountain bike ridiing
safety courses
fast track instructor/coach training
bespoke journeys
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We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities
We offer a wide range of Activities
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