Getafix Career Fix 2019

Our intensive professional training course will start on Friday 14th June, 2019 and follow with a welcome week to get you in the mood for the next few months. The course will be based from our HQ in Carrog, where we have bunkhouse accommodation - which is included in the course price. The bunkhouse will become your home from home during the course. During your expeditions to Scotland and the Ardèche, all your travel and accommodation will be included.

Your programme is going to look like this:

1st April 2019: Application deadline

12th April 2019: Candidate Offers

14th June 2019: Programme Start Date

15th June 2019: Welcome Week

22nd June 2019: Week One

6th July 2019: Ardèche Expedition (Week 4)

20th July 2019: Scotland Expedition (Week 6)

27th - 2nd July 2019: Half term/Freeweek

6th - 8th September 2019: Course Closure 

18th - 27th September 2019: APA Induction

28th September 2019: APA Contract Begins

These dates might change or shuffle slightly in order to give you the best experiences through the programme.

What you get:

  • REC Emergency First Aid
  • REC Advanced
  • Personal Performance Awards in Canoe, White Water, SUP and Sea Kayak
  • Canoe Leader Training
  • Canoe Leader Assessment*
  • Kayak Leader Training
  • Kayak Leader Assessment*
  • FSRT
  • WWSR
  • Advanced WWSR
  • PaddlesportInstructor Award
  • Coach Award Core
  • Coach Award Sheltered Water Training
  • SUP Discipline Support Module
  • Mountain Leader (Summer) Training*
  • Rock Climbing Instructor Training*
  • Mountain Bike Leader Award
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection
  • SCQF Level 6 (F81Y33 - Planning and Delivering to groups)

*these courses have a minimum age requirement of 18.

Your Paid Placement:

At the end of your 12 weeks training you'll jet off to start a paid job placement with Asia Pacific Adventure. Your placement will run from September until the end of the 2019 season.

Pre-requisites and course requirements:

  • The minimum age for this jumpstart on your career is 18, due to NGB requirements.
  • You will need to register with a paddling home nation, a mountaineering home nation and a mountaineering council before the start of the course.
  • You will need a valid passport with expiry date after June 2020.

Price Includes - accommodation, personal training pack, all resources, mentoring and support, course registrations and fees, SQA F81Y33 Resources and Certificate.

What's not included? Sleep and Food, that's it!


The next step...

APA Adventure are looking for a high standard of instructors for their 2019 season. Combine this with the intense course programme, we need the right candidates for this course. We're taking applications from now until 1st April 2019. We will then be in touch by 12th April to let you know if you're coming to join us on the Career Fix open day, where you can see our HQ, meet the instructors and have a chat with us about the course.

Ready to get the ball rolling? Please email Honesty, in the office - if you have any questions or would like to request an application form.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Course Details

Event Date 14-06-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-09-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Getafix HQ
Tyn yr Ardd, Carrog
Getafix HQ