Licence, Safety and Insurance

Our year-round staff are not only highly qualified, but are also well experienced in managing safety in the outdoors. Over half of our instructors and trainers hold advanced outdoor qualifications, and many are part of local mountain rescue teams.

Besides being technically qualified, many of our instructors hold academic qualifications such as a PGCE or degree in outdoor studies.

Our instructors are well versed in dealing with pastoral issues and ensuring all participants feel safe in adventurous new environments. They will both support and challenge you throughout and will remain with your for the duration of your Outward Bound experience.

As with every member of staff in our centres, our instructors are DBS Barred Status checked (formerly CRB). Find out more about our safety and risk management procedures (pdf)

All of our centres are registered under the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and comply with all relevant legislation.


Our course fee includes a fully comprehensive course and travel insurance for all participants. The policy covers participants travelling from within the UK & from overseas.

Contact us for further details on our safety management, child protection or insurance policy or our staff qualifications.