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Some of our featured Courses

BASP Outdoor Emergency First Aid certificated courses
£160 non-residential.
Please contact BASP for dates/to book
BASP 1st Aid courses will be run at Glencoe Outdoor Centre between December 2023 and June 2024

A 16 hour, practical, scenario-based course designed as an introduction to first aid in an outdoor or remote environment. Recognised by all UK National Governing Body Awards. 

The course is very practical and the Trainer uses a mixture of outdoor scenarios to simulate injuries found in a variety of outdoor incidents. During these scenarios, you experience being a first responder and a casualty giving a more rounded learning experience.

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RYA Day Skipper Theory (shore based) certificated course
£295 non-residential  Enquire for dates.


The syllabus for this course covers the following: seamanship, coastal navigation and pilotage, chart work, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations.

The RYA describe the anticipated ability of the student following the course as follows: "possess the background knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day".


or call us on 01855 811350.

Glencoe Outdoor Centre is an RYA Recognised Training Centre


We offer comprehensive RYA training and qualifications. Whether you have never set foot on a yacht or dream of skippering your own yacht, we can help you take the next step.

RYA Practical cruising courses: RYA Start Yachting; RYA Competent Crew; RYA Day Skipper; RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yacht Master Off-Shore preparation course.


RYA Shore based courses: RYA Day Skipper/Watch Leader theory; RYA Coastal Skipper/ RYA Yacht Master Off-Shore theory.

SU Watersports & Mountain Biking holidays
16th to 22nd July 2023   £399  Fully booked

Our Water Sports holiday is for those who want to take these activities to a new level. We’ll ask you to choose Dinghy sailing or Paddlesports and you’ll spend a couple of days under well-qualified instruction in various crafts to gain a National Governing Body certificate in that activity. After a day on the other activity option, we’ll put the skills to good use on an expedition along Loch Leven and time “messing about in boats” as we develop skills, experience and friendships. You might be a beginner at these activities, or you might bring an existing qualification to make progress in new skills; both are very welcome.

We share the Glencoe Outdoor Centre with the Mountain bikers for meals, accommodation and our times of exploring the Bible making for a great week in this top-quality outdoor activities setting.

Mountain Biking -

Perfectly based for visits to a range of mountain biking locations, this holiday is for those already committed to Mountain Biking and eager to enjoy a very active time together. We'll have a great time at trail centres such as Nevis Range and Laggan Wolftrax as well as some cross-country routes nearer the centre.

Participants need to be confident on UK trail centre red graded trails and fit enough to spend 5 consecutive days riding for a minimum of 4 hours. They should also be looking to progress their bike handling skills to ride faster and safer and to tackle more technical features such as drops and jumps. This event is not for you if you’re wondering if you like mountain biking.

We join with the watersports campers to share accommodation, meals and our times exploring the Bible making for a great mix to the week.

Subject to approval from our instructors, participants can use their own bike and/or helmet, gloves, eye protection etc but the hire of all equipment is included in the holiday.

SU Yachting  3rd to 10th August 2024
Dunstaffnage - Sail away this summer around the crystal waters of the Inner Hebrides. Experience sail cruising and living aboard the yachts.  Plenty of time to relax, make friends and explore some of the islands we visit. With only two yachts, spaces are limited, so don't miss this adventure!


On this holiday there will be the opportunity to work towards achieving your RYA Competent Crew certificate plus you could also combine this trip with your Duke Of Edinburgh residential.

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