Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Outdoor Leader Semester

Institution
Outward Bound Costa Rica · Outward Bound Costa Rica
Qualifications
CPR for the Professional Rescuer Basic or Advanced Scuba Diver certification Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module Whitewater Raft Guide License Level 2 or Level 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician Recreational Rappel Operator Wilderness First Responder

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum age requirement for this course is 17+ but any participants that have completed GCSEs are encouraged to apply and will be considered for the course.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

If you’re interested in working in the outdoor education industry, then this is the programme for you! This 65-day course is geared towards gaining both the certifications and the technical and soft skills that you need to kick start your career as an Outdoor Leader. Earn up to seven internationally-recognised certifications including: NAUI Scuba Diver, Lifeguarding, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Recreational Rappel Operator, Whitewater Raft Guide and Whitewater Rescue Technician. Finish your course by completing an in-depth study of the Outward Bound Costa Rica’s educational model. This course is also perfect for anyone who loves being outdoors and doing as many adventure activities as possible!

Spring: 9th Feb - 15th April, 2021

Autumn: 15th Sept - 19th Nov, 2021

Information for international students

We welcome students from all over the world! We help you with everything throughout your application process and provide you with all the necessary information you will need to prepare for your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Spring: £7,753 GBP and Autumn: £7,907 GBP

The course cost includes all in-country transportation, accommodation, food, snacks, 24/7 Instructors, adventure activities, equipment for activities and certifications. Flights and spending money are not included. OBCR does offer a small number of partial scholarships and there are international scholarships available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
    full time
    0.3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Basic or Advanced Scuba Diver certification
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Whitewater Raft Guide License Level 2 or Level 3
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Whitewater Rescue Technician
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Recreational Rappel Operator
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Wilderness First Responder
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) - CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification, gained at our Rainforest Base in the Costa Rican Central Valley National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) - Wilderness First Responder certification, gained at our Rainforest Base in the Costa Rican Central Valley NAUI Worldwide- Basic or Advanced Scuba Diver certification, gained in Bocas del Toro, Panama American Red Cross- Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module, gained at a local pool and a beach on the Pacific coast International Rafting Federation- Whitewater Raft Guide License Level 2 or Level 3, gained on the Pacuare and Sarapiquí rivers Rescue 3 International- Whitewater Rescue Technician, gained on the Pacuare and Sarapiquí rivers Rescue 3 International- Recreational Rappel Operator, gained at our Rainforest Base in the Costa Rican Central Valley

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations6
Professional practice7

Course contact details

Name
Brynna Rao
Email
semester@outwardboundcr.org
Phone
+1-800-676-2018