Professional &
Technical Courses

Essex Outdoors provides a wide range of high quality professional and technical courses from four centres in Essex and beyond. 

Whether you are looking for a one-off course, starting a new hobby or advancing your qualifications you will find a range of courses to suit your requirements.

From climbing and expeditions through to sailing, first aid and specialist courses for teachers, our range of programmes will engage and inspire. Courses are suitable for groups as well as individuals and can be completed for personal or professional reasons. Courses can also be run on request for groups, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss this option.

More information on all of our courses can be found using the links below or by emailing

Please note that many of these are professional qualifications and there may be prerequisites for the courses - please visit the governing bodies website, or contact us, for further details.

Climbing Courses

Start learning to climb, improve on your existing skills, or train to become a qualified climbing leader. You can do it all at The Lock Climbing wall!

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Learn fundamental skills in Kayaking and Canoeing, with our Foundation Safety Rescue, BCU 1 and 2 star paddlesport courses

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Powerboat Courses

Transport, Employment, Safety Boat, Instructor or just for fun; whatever your needs we have a powerboat course for you!

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RYA Sailing Courses

From complete novice to Dinghy Instructor we have a comprehensive range of RYA courses and taster sessions for all levels

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First Aid Courses

Choose from one of our diverse and exciting first aid courses as an individual or a group

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Teacher, Trainer & Youth Worker Development

An array of courses specifically designed to help develop teachers, trainers and youth workers.

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