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We have a range of courses available at our various different centres. Whether you are looking to gain more experience or learn to progress a hobby or line of work we have something for you.

Check out our brochures using the buttons below for a full breakdown of the courses and to find out what else is happening in our centres throughout the year!

All the courses and training events must be booked in advance. 

Courses at Astbury Watersports Centre:

RYA Sailing Stages 1 & 2 (Ages 7-16)

All courses run from 9 am – 5 pm over two days and are £120pp. All kit and instruction are included.

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Sailing Stage 1:
  • Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th April 2022.
  • Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st May 2022.
  • Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th July 2022.
  • Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th August 2022.
Sailing Stage 2:
  • Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th April 2022.
  • Thursday 28th & Friday 29th July 2022.
  • Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th August 2022.
  • Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th October 2022.

Please Note: Candidates must hold Sailing Stage 1 to progress to Stage 2.

 

RYA Sailing Levels 1 & 2 (Ages 16+)

All courses run from 9am – 5pm over two days and are £120pp. All kit and instruction is included.

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Sailing Level 1:
  • Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022.
  • Thursday 26th & Friday 27th May 2022.
  • Wednesday 11th & Tuesday 12th August 2022.
Sailing Level 2:
  • Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th June 2022.
  • Thursday 18th & Friday 19th August 2022.

Please Note: Candidates must have completed Sailing Level 1 to progress to Level 2.

 

British Canoeing Paddle Awards

Whether you are a beginner or king of the high seas, the paddle awards will help you develop your skills and you can work your way towards achieving the new British Canoeing Paddle Awards.

The three stages to complete are Start, Discovery and Explore.

Any paddle craft can be used to complete the course and it accredited and certified by British Canoeing.

All courses run from 10am – 4pm and are suitable for ages 7+. Advanced booking is essential and all equipment and instruction is included for the amazing price of £60pp.

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Dates:

  • Monday 18th April 2022.
  • Saturday 30th April 2022.
  • Sunday 8th May 2022.
  • Sunday 12th June 2022.
  • Saturday 6th August 2022.
  • Saturday 27th August 2022.
  • Sunday 18th September 2022.
  • Sunday 2nd October 2022.

 

Courses at Trafford Watersports Centre:

RYA Powerboat Level 2

This entry level award provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat. The course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulation.

All courses run for 2 days from 9am – 5pm and are £120pp. The course is suitable for ages 16+ and no previous experience is necessary.

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Dates:

  • Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th January 2022.
  • Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd February 2022.
  • Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th March 2022.
  • Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th March 2022.
  • Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th April 2022.
  • Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd May 2022.
  • Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th May 2022.
  • Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th June 2022.
  • Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th August 2022.
  • Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th September 2022.
  • Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd September 2022.
  • Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th October 2022.
  • Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th November 2022.
  • Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd November 2022.
  • Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th December 2022.

 

Note: The course allows you to go inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

 

RYA Safety Boat

Participants must hold RYA Power Boat Level 2 Qualification and should have basic knowledge of sailing boats and windsurfing. This course provides the skills required when acting as an escort raft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers, canoes or for racing and training activities. The course also includes rescue techniques and elements of race management.

The course runs for two days from 9am – 5pm and is £120pp. This course is suitable for 16+.

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Dates:

  • Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th June 2022.
  • Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd September 2022.
  • Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th October 2022.

 

RYA Sailing Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Ages 7-16)

All courses run from 9am – 5pm over two days and are £120pp. All kit and instruction is included.

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Sailing Stage 1:
  • Thursday 7th & Friday 8th April 2022.
  • Thursday 4th & Friday 5th August 2022.

No previous sailing experience is required.

Sailing Stage 2:
  • Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June 2022.
  • Thursday 11th & Friday 12th August 2022.

Participants will need to of completed Stage 1.

Sailing Stage 3:
  • Thursday 18th & Friday 19th August 2022.
  • Thursday 27th & Friday 28th October 2022.

Participants will need to of completed Stages 1 & 2.

Sailing Stage 4:
  • Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August 2022.

Participants will need to of completed Stages 1, 2 & 3.

 

 

 

 

RYA Sailing Levels 1, 2 & 3 (Ages 16+)

All courses run from 9am – 5pm over two days and are £120pp. All kit and instruction is included.

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Sailing Level 1:
  • Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th April 2022.
  • Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd August 2022.

No previous sailing experience is necessary.

Sailing Level 2:
  • Thursday 14th & Friday 15th April 2022.
  • Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th August 2022.

Participants must of completed Level 1.

Sailing Level 3:
  • Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd August 2022.
  • Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th October 2022.

Participants must of completed Levels 1 & 2.

 

 

 

 

British Canoeing Paddle Awards

Whether you are a beginner or king of the high seas, the paddle awards will help you develop your skills and you can work your way towards achieving the new British Canoeing Paddle Awards.

The three stages to complete are Start, Discovery and Explore.

Any paddle craft can be used to complete the course and it accredited and certified by British Canoeing.

All courses run from 10am – 4pm and are suitable for ages 7+. Advanced booking is essential and all equipment and instruction is included for the amazing price of £60pp.

Click here to go through to our booking page to book now.

Dates:

  • Sunday 24th April 2022.
  • Saturday 28th May 2022.
  • Saturday 18th June 2022.
  • Saturday 23rd July 2022.
  • Sunday 21st August 2022.
  • Saturday 3rd September 2022.
  • Saturday 17th September 2022.
  • Saturday 22nd October 2022.

 

 

Courses at Underbank Activity Centre:

British Canoeing Paddle Awards

Whether you are a beginner or king of the high seas, the paddle awards will help you develop your skills and you can work your way towards achieving the new British Canoeing Paddle Awards.

The three stages to complete are Start, Discovery and Explore.

Any paddle craft can be used to complete the course and it accredited and certified by British Canoeing.

All courses run from 10am – 4pm and are suitable for ages 7+. Advanced booking is essential and all equipment and instruction is included for the amazing price of £60pp.

Click here to go through to our booking page to book now.

Dates:

  • Sunday 10th April 2022.
  • Saturday 23rd April 2022.
  • Sunday 5th June 2022.
  • Sunday 7th August 2022.
  • Sunday 23rd October 2022.

 

Bridge Abseil Day

Whether you are a beginner or just want a new challenge then our bridge abseil day is for you!

The challenge involved an 80-foot abseil over the arch at Millers Dale Bridge of which 70 feet is free-hanging above the river Wye.

No previous experience is required to take part and the meeting point is Millers Dale Train Station Car Park. There are two abseils per day with one starting at 10 am and the second meeting at 1 pm. The experience is £35pp and suitable for ages 7+.

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Dates:

  • Sunday 13th March 2022.
  • Saturday 14th May 2022.
  • Saturday 24th September 2022.
  • Sunday 6th November 2022.

 

FAA Outdoor First Aid Level 3

Ever wanted to ensure you are safe no matter where you are?

A fan of the great outdoors and want to ensure you are completely prepared for anything you may come across?

Our First Aid Award Outdoor First Aid Level 3 is for you!

During this course you will learn how to provide and deal with: adult basic life support, limb injuries, head neck or torso injuries and medical conditions or sudden illness. You will focus on treatment in the outdoors including incidents involving activity or environmental factors.

All successful participants will be issued a certificate valid for 3 years.

This course is for participants 16+ and runs for 2 days from 9 am – 6 pm.

Location: Underbank Activity Centre, S36 4GH.

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Dates:

  • Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th March 2022.
  • Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May 2022.

 

 

Courses at Chasewater Activity Centre:

British Canoeing Paddle Awards

Whether you are a beginner or king of the high seas, the paddle awards will help you develop your skills and you can work your way towards achieving the new British Canoeing Paddle Awards.

The three stages to complete are Start, Discovery and Explore.

Any paddle craft can be used to complete the course and it accredited and certified by British Canoeing.

All courses run from 10am – 4pm and are suitable for ages 7+. Advanced booking is essential and all equipment and instruction is included for the amazing price of £60pp.

Click here to go through to our booking page to book now.

Dates:

  • Saturday 21st May 2022.
  • Sunday 11th September 2022.
  • Saturday 24th September 2022.
  • Sunday 9th October 2022.

 

Bell Boat Helm Awards

The Bell Boat Helm Award is aimed at coaches, youth leaders and others who wish to introduce and develop paddlers on Bell Boats for recreation and sport based on sheltered water. The Bell Boat helm, when acting as such, will be permitted to take responsibility for the crew and the boat within the guidelines and conditions attached to the award. The main priorities of the helm for themselves and their crew are safety and enjoyment. The award is relevant for use throughout the year, within the provisions listed.

This course is accredited and certified by British Canoeing.

This is a 2 day course for £120 per person.

All courses run from 9am – 5pm.

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Dates:

  • Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th April 2022.
  • Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th April 2022.

 

FAA Outdoor First Aid Level 3

Ever wanted to ensure you are safe no matter where you are?

A fan of the great outdoors and want to ensure you are completely prepared for anything you may come across?

Our FAA Outdoor First Aid Level 3 is for you!

During this course you will learn how to provide and deal with: adult basic life support, limb injuries, head neck or torso injuries and medical conditions or sudden illness. You will focus on treatment in the outdoors including incidents involving activity or environmental factors.

All successful participants will be issued a certificate valid for 3 years.

This course now also includes accommodation (this is not mandatory, but ideal if you need to travel!)

This course is for participants 16+ and runs for 2 days from 9am – 6pm.

Location: Chasewater Activity Centre, WS7 3QY.

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Dates:

  • Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th October 2022.

 

 

Courses at Audley Climbing Centre:

Children's 6 Week Climbing Courses

Our six week climbing courses includes full instruction and your children can work their way through our in house qualifications and then move onto NICAS. We have multiple times available and courses that run daily throughout the week so there is sure to be a time to fit in with your busy schedules!

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Course Times:

  • Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 6pm
  • Friday: 6pm – 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9.30am – 10.30am, 11am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 1.30pm.

 

Dates:

  • 1st November – 12th December 2021.
  • 1st January – 13th February 2022.
  • 28th February – 10th April 2022.
  • 25th April – 12th June 2022**.
  • 13th June – 24th July 2022.
  • 5th September – 16th October 2022.
  • 31st October – 11th December 2022.

**Please Note: There is a break in this course for the May Half Term. The sixth week will be the week of 6th June 2022.

 

 

NICAS

What better way to spend your free time than work towards a NICAS qualification?

You can get your NICAS levels 1, 2 & 3 with us here at Audley Climbing Centre.

Our weekly Thursday sessions consist of 90 minute sessions and you can be sure we are operating under covid-19 guidelines to keep not only you but our staff safe as well.

Children:

Level 1 – This can be completed via our 6-week climbing courses. Book now! 

Levels 2 & 3 – Can be completed via these sessions.

Adults:

Level 1 – Can be completed via a 2-hour induction. Book now!

For experienced climbers there may be an exemption from Level 1 – please enquire.

Levels 2 & 3 – Can be completed via these sessions.

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Introduction to Outdoor Climbing:

Introduction to Outdoor Climbing

This experience has been designed for participants who are keen to climb or for climbers who have been climbing indoors but would like to try something a little different. This session will take place on natural rock, developing the climber’s confidence.

The course runs from 10am – 4pm at a price of £40pp and the course is suitable for ages 7+.

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Roaches Gate Dates:

  • Saturday 14th May 2022.
  • Sunday 10th July 2022.
  • Saturday 20th August 2022.
  • Sunday 11th September 2022.

 

Windgather Dates:

  • Sunday 12th June 2022.
  • Saturday 16th July 2022.
  • Saturday 13th August 2022.

 

Wharncliffe Dates:

  • Saturday 7th May 2022.
  • Saturday 11th June 2022.
  • Saturday 17th September 2022.

 

Please Note: Parents to participants under 18 must make themselves known to the instructor and remain on site.

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