The intensive three-day course is designed to train and ultimately recruit the next generation of instructors to join Bear’s existing pool of highly-trained individuals who have worked alongside him around the globe.

Taking place in Surrey, the course teaches everything from self-protection, stalking and survival techniques to foraging, astro-navigation and river crossings.

Aside from the exclusive opportunity to work alongside Bear’s world-class team as the Survival Academy grows on an international scale, passing the course provides a fully accredited, professional qualification that equips participants with the necessary skills for leadership consultancy or teaching, sports coaching and adventure training.

The Instructor courses run from Friday at 12pm through to Sunday at 5pm and typically would run with 12 participants. The course costs £649.00 per person, excluding flights and transfers.

All meals and accommodation are included and a large amount of equipment is on loan for the duration of the course including: knife, mug, sleeping bag and liner, sleeping mat, rucksack and liner, head torch, water bottle and all technical safety equipment. The assessment day cost is an additional £149.00.

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