Adventure Gap Year Courses

While any gap year is technically an adventure, on this page we are looking specifically at the types of courses that involve either some form of physical activity, or allow you to gain valuable teaching or coaching qualifications in one or more outdoor adventure activities. Learn to sail on a Royal Yachting Association course in Italy, gain National Governing Body awards on a five week gap year adventure in the Lake District, or simply enjoy the Canadian wilderness on a Mountain Biking Course.

The adventure industry is a perfect match for the profile of your average gap year student. Whether you are taking a gap year before, during or immediately after a university degree, our providers have a range of adventurous courses in countries around the world. Some gap year adventure courses are experience based, such as trekking in the Himalayas, or trying your hand at cattle ranching in the Australian outback. Others are skills or qualifications based, and these are the most popular. Not only can you get to travel to and live in a new part of the world but you will also be training and working towards gaining a recognised qualification that will look great on your CV and can help jumpstart your career in outdoor adventure.


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POPULAR ADVENTURE COURSES


Superyacht Deckhand Training

Superyacht Deckhand Training

UK

Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

UK

UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.
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Watersports Instructor Training UK

Watersports Instructor Training UK

UK

UKSA's 13-week Watersports Instructor training course will give you all the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor. Qualify to teach dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and wingsurfing, gain your multihull endorsement, and train on paddleboards and paddlesports crafts.
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship

UK

UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. The cadetship combines the most relevant training and phases of paid employment – a great way to earn while you learn.
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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

UK

UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Asia Australasia Europe NorthAmerica

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor. Receive world-class training, gain internationally-recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
More Details.. EA Ski and Snowboard



Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season
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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season

Asia Australasia Europe NorthAmerica

Do you want a career that will take you across the globe? Do you want to live and work in the world's top ski destinations? Become a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard Training and fast-track your career in the snow industry. Choose from 30 resorts across five countries.
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor

Europe

Delphi Adventure Team now recruiting for 2024! Ready to take your outdoor instruction skills to Ireland's stunning west coast? Join our dynamic team, taking clients through thrilling activities amidst breath-taking landscapes, and make unforgettable new memories in an adventure setting like no other
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Premium School based work

Premium School based work

MidEast

We are currently hiring for the 2024 academic year start in Muscat, Oman. we also have limited places available in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These placements will run throughout the academic year (until end of June 2025) and successful applicants will be given the chance to work in all 3 countries
More Details.. Cheltenham School Muscat



Superyacht Deckhand Training

Superyacht Deckhand Training

UK

Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
More Details.. UKSA