Courses

Career break courses

Alltracks snowboarder

3-week snowboard improver course

The 3 week snowboard improvement course is a snowboard holiday with a difference. It is designed for riders who really do want to step up the level of their snowboarding. You will be led by expert pros and guides to the best that Whistler has to offer and be taught how to ride with confidence on all terrain - from freestyle, high speed cruising to big mountain descents.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
International Academy snowboard instructor course group

12 week ski instructor course in Whistler

You will be given a complete snowsports education and top instructors will work on both your technical and teaching skills in order to prepare you as best as possible to sit your Level 1 & 2 exams. Paid placements available to successful participants. Other courses (ski and snowboard) also available in Canada, France, Switzerland, USA and New Zealand.
  • Get paid
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Flying Fish dinghy course - catamaran

Dinghy sail instructor course

Train in the sunshine in Greece or Australia! This 6-week intensive course, suitable for beginners and early intermediates, leads to qualification as an RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor. Free recruitment and job placement service for all graduates.
  • Get paid
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Skiers on an Educating Adventures course

Ski instructor course with guaranteed job offer

Get paid to ski for your career break – combine training, instructor certifications and a guaranteed instructor job offer - all in one season! Canada (other locations available).
  • Get paid
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • Leads to qualification
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
African Conservation Experience - wildlife tracking course

Wildlife tracking course

Set in the wilderness of the Tuli Block of Botswana, this course is a challenging two-week experience, covering advanced tracking skills as well as wildlife behaviour and survival skills.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide intern volunteer in Peru

Conservation internship in the Amazon rainforest

A 6-month programme designed to develop specific career skills in conservation research, community development, and non-profit project management. You will also be contributing to vital conservation work, plus it's all in Peru!
  • Over £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Conservation in Cambodia project from Projects Abroad

Volunteer conservation in Cambodia

This project is ideal for career breakers with a love of the ocean. You will learn to dive in clear, tropical waters so you can carry out important marine research and conservation work - you can even dive on your days off! Training is included.

  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
BUNAC marine internship in Fiji

Marine internship in Fiji

This is a unique combination volunteering and work placement programme. Spend 12 weeks in the idyllic setting of the Yasawa Islands in Fiji to carry out marine conservation, then embark on a 12-week work placement with a local dive school to gain your PADI divemaster qualification.
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • Leads to qualification
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Altitude Futures - ski jumper on a ski/snowboard instructor course

Ski and snowboard instructor courses

10-week ski or snowboard instructors course enabling you to gain your Level 1 and 2 BASI or CSIA instructors' qualification. Included in the course fee are 10 weeks' half-board accommodation, all exam fees, first aid course, 210 hours of coaching, work experience and video analysis. Optional extras, including French lessons, training and heli-skiing, are available.
  • Get paid
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
BUNAC Ski Internship in Japan

Ski and snowboard internships in Japan

Spend an amazing ski season in Japan on an exciting ski or snowboard internship. You’ll combine ski instructor training and a guaranteed ski instructor job offer allowing you to work and experience the Japanese ski season whilst having the time of your life!
  • Get paid
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Team leader
  • Leads to qualification
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Amanzi field guide course in Botswana and South Africa

Field guide course (FGASA Level 1)

This unusual career break will maximise your practical experience of the southern African bush. The 54-day course combines the adventure of the bush whilst giving you a greater understanding of the ecology. You can receive a field guide certification from the course provider, plus gain the officially recognised FGASA certification if you want to pursue field guiding as a career.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Flying Fish yachtmaster course

Yachtmaster professional traineeship

This is Flying Fish's most popular skipper-training programme. In just 14 weeks, you get a qualification that is the benchmark for commercial skippers entering the professional yachting industry. After your initial training in the UK, you'll go out to complete the course in Sydney!
  • Get paid
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Global Volunteer Network - volunteer with locals in Peru

Wildlife conservation and cultural exchange in Peru

Work in an animal rehabilitation facility in Peru or carry out conservation work in a national park. Other placements (in healthcare, with children, teaching and construction) also available. You will also learn Spanish on your placement, through formal lessons (cultural exchange and Andes immersion programme available too). Salsa lessons are included.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Nonstop skier on ski instructor course

11-week ski instructor course

With over 220 hours of coaching, you'll learn to ski like a pro in no time. Get internationally-recognised qualifications that will get you ski instructor jobs around the world. The CSIA Level 1 on this course has a 100% pass rate.
  • Get paid
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Alltracks snowboarder

11 Week Snowboard Instructor Course

The ALLTRACKS 11 week snowboard instructor course combines all mountain snowboard training with recognised instructor qualifications at some of the world’s top resorts. Exceptional instruction, off-piste training and avalanche safety and backcountry training. Great, central accommodation. You must be an intermediate snowboarder for this course.
  • Over £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Flying Fish diving instructor course

Dive instructor internship

This 12-week course will take you from novice to dive instructor and will give you teaching practice as well! This low-cost course takes place in Greece (flights are included) and you will get help finding a job at the end of it.
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
 

Volunteer with children and adults in Russia

You will be helping disadvantaged children and adults, through care-giving, companionship, arts and sports activities, and teaching. You will be directly responsible for bringing real, positive changes to people's lives and will help to shape the future of these projects. Volunteers are fully-supported by experienced in-country staff, and cultural and learning activities for you are included.
  • Under £1000
  • Group activity
  • Team leader
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Alltracks - ski improvement course

3-week Ski Improvement Course

The ALLTRACKS Academy 3 week ski improvement course is an intense course which will turn you into an all-mountain rider who can ski with confidence regardless of the terrain or conditions. From steep icy moguls to fresh powder - this ski camp will give you the skill and confidence to ski it all.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Group activity
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Alltracks 4-week instructor course - skier

4-week ski instructor course

The ALLTRACKS 4-week ski instructor courses are an ideal way to spend a month in the mountains, earning ski instructor qualifications whilst taking your skiing to the next level. It's a pretty intense course, but also a lot of fun.
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Superyacht - you could be working on one of these! (Pic courtesy of Flying Fish)

Superyacht crew

Wanted: deckhands, stewards and stewardesses. If you want to live on a luxury yacht and get paid for it, you'll need a special qualification to gain work. You can get this in just 2 weeks!
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Flying Fish windsurf instructor course

Windsurf instructor course

This six-week course leads to qualification as an RYA Windsurfing Instructor. The course is designed to allow maximum time for developing personal skills on the water and it is suitable for beginners and early intermediates. Your qualification allows you to work as an instructor, and free job-finding help is included.
  • Get paid
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Alltracks - 4-week snowboard instructor course

4-week snowboard instructor course

This intense course takes place in Whistler and gets you a CASI Level 1 qualification. From understanding your riding technique, enjoying the deep Whistler pow, to backcountry snowboard tours- this month on your board should be one of your best ever!
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • No skills/experience required
Alltracks ski instructor course

11 Week Ski Instructor Course

The ALLTRACKS 11-week ski instructor course is the ideal way to spend a ski season as a career break. It combines all mountain ski training with recognised instructor qualifications at some of the world’s top resorts. You must be an intermediate skier.
  • Get paid
  • Over £5000
  • Group activity
  • Leads to qualification
  • Minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required
Travellers Worldwide intern - work experience in Australia and New Zealand

Tailor-made work experience internships in Australia & New Zealand

Are you looking for an internship specifically in your field of interest? If you need to add relevant work experience to your CV, these internships will do just that! Huge range of industries available, with placements in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Usually unpaid.
  • £1000 to £5000
  • Solo activity
  • No minimum level of fitness required
  • Skills/experience required