Leaders in Outdoor Experiential Learning

Training Courses

Belfast Activity Centre can tailor courses to your individual needs. Our charity status means that the costs will be low but you can be assured that our professionalism and expertise are extremely high. These are some of the courses currently offered:

  • Rescue Emergency Care (REC) First Aid

    The HSE approved REC is a hands-on first aid course that uses scenarios to encourage learning through practical application. The course is offered at various levels, from a basic 1-day course to Advanced first aid to meet all first aid training needs.

  • John Muir Award

    The John Muir Award is an environmental award that encourages people of all backgrounds to connect, enjoy and care for wild places through a structured yet adaptable scheme. The Award is not competitive but should challenge each participant. Taking part will develop an understanding of, and responsibility for, a chosen wild place or places. For some this will offer an opportunity to explore values and spirituality.

  • Leave No Trace Trainer Courses

    The Leave No Trace principles might seem unimportant until you consider the combined effects of millions of outdoor visitors. One poorly located campsite or campfire may have little significance, but thousands of such instances seriously degrade the outdoor experience for all. Leaving no trace is everyone's responsibility. This course provides training for those who wish to impart the principles to others.

  • National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme

    The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering.

  • Paddling - Level 1 Coach Award Trainer

    Level 1 Coach Award Trainer provides the first step towards paddlesport coaching progression. BAC can facilitate this four-day training and assessment course that can be delivered over two weekends with a programme designed to develop an ability to plan, deliver and review safe, ethical and effective paddling sessions.

    (CANI approved and accredited Level 1 Coach Award Trainer)

  • CTC Mountain Bike Trail Leader Award

    Nationally recognised as the main entry point for virtually all mountain bike leaders and instructors, Trail Leaders gain valuable fundamental competencies that form the backbone of their role, whether in Trail terrain, or having moved on to Technical environments, Go-mtb Award delivery, the Skill Instructor Award or the CTC Trainer Awards for delivery of relevant further CTC courses.

  • LinC (Leadership in the Community) OCN Level 1

    LinC course aims to provide training and resources for individuals who are working, or wanting to work in a community or with a community group, to enable them to become active leaders and initiators of change. This course is suitable for those working in a voluntary capacity or wishing to develop a career within youth or community work.

  • Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is a nationally recognised accredited award supported by BAC for over 20 years. As an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) Belfast Activity Centre can provide Bronze, silver and Gold level awards that include equipment and staff support for expeditions locally and internationally.

  • Scout Group Activity Badges

    The Belfast Adventure Learning Park (ALP) can support your group to achieve their Activity Badges for CAVING, CLIMBING and ADVENTURE

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