Instructor Training - learn to be a great instructor

If you are serious about learning to instruct properly then read on. This is more of an apprenticeship than a course, working alongside me (Jim McNeill) personally, developing your soft and hard skills to reach the stage where you are a very high performing instructor. The programme involves a combination of technical input, during courses, mentoring, placement, further advanced input and finally a personal assessment and a written assessment and report. Your progress and competence will be measured from the start. On-going advice and mentoring after training is provided free of charge.


Basic Instructors Course – 4 days £600 - 4-7 September 2020

Basic Instructors Course - 4 days £600 - 30 October - 2 November

Advanced Instructors Course – 4 days £600 - 4-7 December 2020

Placement as Assistant Instructor at one of our training camps, Svalbard or Resolute Bay – mentoring and training - 22 days £5000 - 11 January - 1 February 2021 (Svalbard)


I run the course, personally, and very much in the style of an apprentice but it also involves exposure to other very experienced Ice Warrior Instructors.


On successful completion of the course you will be given a written assessment and personal reference, detailing the skills you have acquired and experience attained.


Courses include accommodation, instruction, course notes, team kit, access to staff discounts on kit and equipment.

Do email me directly to discuss -

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Instructor Training Course 4-7 September 2020 - Comment from Sean


"I've been an Instructor for a number of years and in many different environments. As such, I felt confident in myself and my methodology prior to starting. After this course, however, I can honestly say my entire belief on what fundamentally makes good instruction so important, has changed.

I feel the key elements that make the Ice Warrior Project such a powerful concept is, firstly, the complete and utter honesty of everyone involved and, secondly, the huge variation in personalities and backgrounds. Jim and the team are somehow able to extract and develop your individuality as an Instructor and at the same time carry you forward in a way that positively affects everything you do, not only as a person, but as part of a team.

I'd never gone into the importance of soft skill development in so much depth before.  To then take these skills and put them into the context of such extreme conditions, completely changes the way you think. My only regret is not finding out about this course sooner."


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