Wanting to learn the craft of outdoor survival skills and techniques or wanting to take these skills further to educate others? This is the course for you!
"Highly recommended for those that want to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. The skills learnt are invaluable in developing self discipline and of course a survival situation! Challenge yourself you wont be disappointed...."Mark McGregor
This in-depth skills and techniques course runs over 2 days where you will learn the various survival traits which could one day save your life. From Fire Lighting to Shelter Building, Natural Navigation to Traps and Snares, Knot Tying, Stalking and more. You will be put through your paces in learning Bear’s ‘Self-Rescue’ techniques and improvised wilderness first aid, build up the courage to descend into the dark depths of the world below, jump off high platforms, and seek the heart raising thrills of outdoor adventure. Guided by Bear’s team of highly trained experts, you’ll delve right into the thick of the wilderness from minute one, taking only a limited amount of supplies with you, as you forage for food and water on the move.
These are just some of the many activities you may partake in during the Instructor Skills Course with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy:
This course requires a minimum number of participants to run. If the course date does not receive the required minimum amount we shall postpone the course to a later date to allow for maximum capacity.
In the event of postponement, participants will be notified at least 30 days prior to the course start date. Should the updated course date not suite, we will issue a full refund.
If you are wanting to become an instructor with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, please contact the office after you have completed the 2 day Instructor Skills Course to express your interest in taking the steps to becoming an instructor with us.
The path to becoming an instructor is simple; we will invite you to shadow on one of our Survival Adventures or corporate Team Building events to get a feel for how these events are delivered from pre-event set up to post event wrap up. Once completed your ‘shadowing’ you will be required to take a formal Assessment based on your learnings of the 2 day Instructor Skills Course and shadowing experience. The Assessment consists of a 30 minute multiple choice exam, a 15 minute Classroom based lesson, and a 15 minute Practical Skills lesson.
The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is all about inclusion, respect, learning from each other, encouragement and building each other up, and most of all, having fun!
"The difference between those who do and those who don't is simple: a commitment to train, practise and improve!"Bear Grylls
Close to Pen y Fan (the highest mountain in South Wales), this area of woodland, which sports fast rivers, gorges and rock faces, creates the ideal terrain for a challenging experience. The landscape is super tough, with water obstacles and high difficult ground being a key part of the challenge.
These items will all help you to survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year. This is just a guide and you may not require all the kit. Your instructors will let you know what to take out into the wilderness on arrival-any extra kit can be secured at base camp.
1 x thin active pair and 1 x thicker waterproof outer
Weather Dependant (Optional)
Fresh clothes to change into after the course ends.
…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!