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.

What we can offer

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Heart Start

Heartstart is an initiative coordinated by the British Heart Foundation to teach members of the public what to do in a life-threatening emergency.


Individuals or groups can attend a two-hour training course and learn how to:

  • Recognise a heart attack and a cardiac arrest

  • Help an unconscious person

  • Perform CPR

  • Help someone choking

  • Respond to serious bleeding

Course dates subject to demand.


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The John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award that encourages people of all backgrounds to conneect, 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 responsbility for, a chosen wild place or places. For some, this will offer an opportunity to explore values and spirituality.

The John Muir Award was launched in 1997 by the John Muir Trust to:

  • Promote educational, social and personal development through exploration of wild places and involvement in conservation

  • Encourage an environmental agenda within youth organisations

  • Ensure that social circumstances don't exlude people from opportunities to experience wild places


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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.

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) will provide the structure and motivation for new climbers to develop their skills in order that they may gain the most out of their climbing. NICAS is also recognised by the National Curriculum for excellence as well as having their achievements recognised.

The scheme is administered by the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (ABCTT) and is recognised by the British Mountaineering Council, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the Mountaineering Council of Ireland


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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. ​


The Training Scheme: Progressive range of first aid training courses;

  • Takes into consideration first aid in remote and difficult environments.

  • Certificates are valid for three years.

  • Courses are conducted according to HSE regulations 1981, 1990 and 1997 for Industry European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Courses are appropriate for:

  • General Public Basic First Aid to Advanced life Support

  • Outdoor Activities Walking, Climbing, Canoeing and Sailing

  • Industry First Aid at work (HSE approved)

  • Paediatric First Aid

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This award is designed to develop your mountian biking from basic introductory skills through to advanced trail skills over a five level programme

Your instructor will guide you through the programme and will sign off your log book as you acquire the skills

the aims of the Go MTB Programme are:

To Develop an awareness of safety

to develop basic mountain biking skills

to develop specific mountain bike skills 

to ride safely with concern for other users and the environment

to be suit ably clothed and equipped for the situation 

to become independent and continue to mountain bike as a sustainable and healthy activity 


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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace Trainers Course

This course uses a progressive, practical approach:

  • Takes into consideration all types of outdoor environment

  • Can be applied to all outdoor activities

  • Courses are designed for those working with young people in the outdoors

  • Participants gain the skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their young people

  • Participants learn the concepts of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings

  • Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare

  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  3. Dispose of Waster Properly

  4. Leave What You Find

  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts

  6. Respect Wildlife and farm animals

  7. Be Considerate to other Visitors


The trainer course takes place over two days, with camping over night. Courses are flexible and can be designed to suit your timescale during the week or weekends.


Course Requirements

All participants should have experience camping. Large distances will not be covered in the two days, but participants should be capable of carrying a full rucksack over the two days.

Scout 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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ASDAN's popular and versatile short courses are the ideal way to recognise and reward young people's achievements and skills.


What are they?

Short Courses are flexible and accessible curriculum programmes that offer a nationally recognised certificate for a wide range of activities and subject areas.


Who are they for?

There are no age restrictions, although the main focus is on the 13-19 age group. Short Courses can be used to certificate activities taking place in schools, colleges, youth centres, non-formal education, referral units and training provision.


How long do they take?

Short Courses can be completed over 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 hours.


What's involved?

Participants work from the student book, compelte challenges and collect a portfolio of evidence to show what they have done. This is then internally moderated and certificates for successful candidates can be requested online.


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The Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCN NI) is a national Awarding Organisation based in Northern Ireland. They are regulated by Ofqual1 and offer nationally accredited vocational qualifications from Entry Level to Level 5 across all sector areas. BAC is an OCN NI recognised centre for delivering and accrediting OCN qualifications.


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