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The Abernethy School of Adventure Leadership
Our Outdoor Adventure Centre on the west coast of Scotland 

We offer the very best outdoor instructor courses with a great range of short and longer residential NGB courses.  Our experienced coaches will prepare you for recognised training and assessment courses which are led by the best outdoor professionals in the business.

You might be looking for a full gap year or just a short course to enable you to progress in an activity, either way we have something to suit you!

About us

The Abernethy School of Adventure Leadership was established at Ardgour in 1998 and, since then, has coached and assessed many people – of all ages and at all stages in their Christian lives – to become qualified outdoor activity instructors.  These individuals are our trainee instructors, affectionately known as TI's and they come from a wide range of backgrounds, from school leavers to company directors to youth workers to doctors.

The School was initially set up to provide instructional staff for our own centres and each year there are some vacancies within Abernethy for graduates of the courses although individuals have also used the qualifications gained to become youth workers, teachers, social workers to name but some.  Abernethy currently employs instructors, lead instructors, chief instructors, a training and development manager, an activities manager and an operations director who have all successfully completed the one year flagship Outdoor Instructor Training Course at the School of Adventure Leadership.

What's on offer?

  • A fantastic range of modular courses with NGB qualifications lasting from 4 days to 10 weeks

Contact us

For more information on any or these courses please get on touch by enquiring online or by calling 01967 411222 or by e-mailing us.  Please get in touch if you'd like a copy of the prospectus posted to you. 

Have a look at our online prospectus below:


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