Spend 12 days living in a log cabin nestled in the heart of Kielder Forest, Northumberland.


You will be sleeping, eating and learning at a private outdoor adventure centre with its own access to the stunning Kielder Water. 

Our site is located 50 miles from the nearest City.

This remote location adds to the holistic development of candidates and allows you to fully immerse yourself in your own Adventure.

Included in KICK START course:

Free return shuttle service from Newcastle Railway Station

Free Onsite Parking for duration of course


Alongside achieving National Governing Body Qualifications during the KICK START Course, you will be guided through your introduction to becoming an Outdoor Professional using holistic learning models. 

You will also be able to access our Team's Professional Help and Advice for:

  • Continued Professional Development Planning - An individual CPD Training Plan will be created with you; outlining your strengths and weaknesses and what the next steps in your career will be. 

  • CV Creation and assistance with Job Applications

  • Training Report - can be used to support Academic or Job Applications

  • 3 Months email support for CPD following the course  

  • Discounts off future AdventureNOW Courses

  • Potential to apply for Work Experience on future AdventureNOW Courses






Our KICK START course has been carefully designed to deliver the essential skills aspirant outdoor professionals will need to form a stable foundation for the beginning of their career. 

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE is needed in any of the following disciplines: Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing or Power Boating. 

All Coaching on this course is at a BEGINNER LEVEL 


Our KICK START course contains Entry Level Personal Proficiency Qualifications which are essential to any outdoor adventure career.

Training and Assessment of Qualifications takes place during the course. 

All assessment fees, training registrations and certification costs are included in the course price. 

The KICK START course contains the following Training & Assessments:

  • Royal Yachting Association: National Sailing Scheme Level 1

  • Royal Yachting Association: National Sailing Scheme Level 2

  • British Canoeing: Kayak & Canoe 1 Star Award

  • British Canoeing: Kayak & Canoe 2 Star Award

  • British Canoeing: Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

  • Royal Yachting Association: Powerboat Planing and & Displacement Level 1

  • Royal Yachting Association: Powerboat Planing and & Displacement Level 2

  • 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid 

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