OEC Training

Outdoor Education Centre Training

There are three main avenues through the OEC's, which are open to individuals wishing to training for employment in the area of outdoor education or outdoor pursuits.

These are:

Proficiency and Leadership Qualifications - Each of the Outdoor Education Centres Completing run proficiency and leadership training courses and assessments in the various adventure sports.

These are run on behalf of the National Governing Bodies for each sport.

The OEC training courses and assessments include:

  • Canoeing
  • Hillwalking
  • Rock-climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Windsurfing
  • Caving
  • Sailing

Achill OEC, Kinsale OEC , Cappanalea OEC and Tanagh OECrun full-time training courses for students who have completed their secondary schooling.

These courses are NCVA level 2 and focus upon:

  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Hillwalking
  • Rock- climbing

Successful students can enter employment at assistant instructor level after year 1 and instructor level after year 2.

These programmes are also open to VTOS students. The Higher Links programme allows successful graduates from these courses direct access on some of the 3rd level National Certificate related academic courses.

CONTACT EACH CENTRE FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THESE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES >>