Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre owned and operated by Sport Wales. The Centre has been inspiring people to get out on the water for over 35 years and we pride ourselves on our professional, friendly and flexible approach to all our customers. We run an extensive programme of instructor training courses that are perfect for anyone wanting to gaining the right qualifications to break into the outdoor industry.

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What makes your company different from the competition?

Plas Menai has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world.

Our unrivalled reputation, superb facilities, extensive resources and stunning location make Plas Menai the number one choice for those looking to break into the outdoor industry. Our programmes are designed to help you get the most out of your time with us and ensure you are equipped with the right skills and qualifications to gain work within the industry.

Our Centre is perfectly situated for the ultimate outdoor training coupled with an unrivalled diversity of training locations and conditions. We are situated on the banks of the Menai Strait, near Bangor on the North Wales coast. The Centre is only a short drive from the Snowdonia National Park and overlooks the Isle of Anglesey.

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How many people do you employ or train each year?

We run over 20,000 student days per year with people participating in Adventure Courses, Youth Courses, Activity Bespoke Training, Cruising Courses.

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Why are you a good company to work for or train with?


We have been qualifying watersports instructors for over 35 years and our reputation within the industry is unmatched. We constantly review and adapt our training programmes to ensure they meet the changing needs of the industry.


This is a paid programme that also includes an element of personal development, on the job experience and the opportunity of gaining more industry recognised qualifications.

Learn from the best - our Coaches are amongst the most dedicated, committed and highly qualified you will find in the industry!