Training and Assessment Programmes

“Widen your horizons with outdoor activity”

Fife Council’s Outdoor Education team provides opportunities to experience outdoor activities at a range of levels including:

  • Introductory courses
  • Skills Training and Assessments
  • Leadership Awards
  • NGB Qualifications

After completing a course you will be encouraged to consider using outdoor activities with your own group with the support of an Outdoor Education Instructor.

Fife Outdoor Leaders Training Scheme

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If you are experienced and skilled in an outdoor activity and keen to pass on your expertise, you may be interested in becoming qualified to lead and instruct others. Opportunities for training and accreditation exist at both a “local” Fife level and at national level through various National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) of outdoor sports.

This programme is aimed at Fife Council staff and members of the public who would like the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities with the potential to use the activities to benefit others in the context of their work.

  • Teaching and other school staff.
  • Youth Workers.
  • Community Education Workers.
  • Social Work and Care Staff.
  • Volunteers.

Staff and volunteers can register for the training scheme and receive the following benefits:

  • A focused training programme with clearer goals.
  • Access to subsidised training courses.
  • Free use of equipment for personal practice.
  • Ongoing support from OE staff.

Competence and Update Training

Safety management systems that apply to outdoor adventure activities regard the competence of the leader as central to safe, responsible operation with groups in hazardous natural environments. That competence is generally regarded as the combination of experience, relevant up-to-date training, and a commitment to ongoing personal involvement in an activity.

Those who rely on previously acquired qualifications for their professional or vocational credibility should recognise that competency must be retained by appropriate on-going training that reflects continuing interest and involvement in the activity.

After qualifying, they are encouraged to update their knowledge and maintain their level of competence, particularly in areas where formal revalidation is not currently an NGB requirement, by seeking out and attending suitable refresher courses. Update training courses are available.

Contact us to discuss your training needs.