Insurance and Qualifications


Insurance and Qualifications

At UK Challenges all our staff and instructors are covered by professional indemnity insurance so you are fully covered in the event of accident or injury during our activities.

Limits of Indemnity:

  • Employers Liability £10,000,000
  • Public and or Products Liability £5,000,000
  • Errors & Omissions £100,000

We strongly recommend that you take out personnel accident insurance while undertaking any of our activities.

In the UK there is no requirement for an outdoor company to hold any qualifications unless they are operating with persons under 18 years old.

However, we strongly believe that this is an inadequate state of affairs and therefore only employ appropriately qualified instructors who hold current and up to date national governing body awards. All our guides hold a first aid qualification and hold one or more of the following qualifications designed for professionals working in the outdoor industry.

At UK Challenges we belong to a number of associations, this shows that we are a professional company who will adhere to safe practices and legislation.

All our staff have been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).


  • Mountain Guide (IFMGA)
  • International Mountain Leader (IML)
  • Mountain Instructor (MIA & MIC)
  • Winter Mountain Leader (WML)
  • Summer Mountain Leader (SML)
  • Single Pitch Award (SPA)
  • Walking Group Leader (WGL)
  • British Canoe Union Coaching Levels 1-5
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • RYA Power Boat
  • RYA Safety Boat

You can be assured that your safety is our priority. We never work outside the recommended instructor – student / client ratio’s and our policy is to provide the best possible safety standards in accordance with best practice for the outdoor industry.