Gender Identity Awareness Training for Adventure Education

AN industry recognised, continuing professional development course, built for adventure education



Simpson Training


The Outdoors People



This course was developed in response to the rapid rise in young people openly identifying as trans and is specially designed to meet the complex and overlapping needs of the Adventure Education Sector.

Delivered by a professional Trans Trainer and Consultant and an experienced Adventure Education Instructor, our popular training day will prepare you for working with, supporting, and keeping safe the diverse range of people we meet in adventure education.

We offer bespoke courses tailored to a specific organisations needs and open enrolment courses that are perfect for individuals, small organisations, and freelance adventure education instructors.

"Loved it; I'm excited knowing that the knowledge from this workshop can help make me a better human being, not just a better outdoors practitioner. Thank you!"
"Both instructors were very well read on the subject and you could tell how passionate they were about what they were teaching. Though I thought I knew a decent amount about the subject both instructors really taught me a lot and caused me to begin a debate with myself regarding my personal and professional opinions. Thank you!"
-Course Feedback Forms

Areas covered

  • Our legal obligations as coaches and leaders under the Equality Act 2010
  • Gender and sexuality and how they relate to accommodation, tents, and changing facilities
  • Terminology used to describe gender and sexuality
  • The safety of training, climbing, expeditions, and deep water immersion while using chest binders (a common practice for trans-masculine and some gender-non-binary individuals)
  • How hormone replacement therapy (HRT) affects training and coaching for outdoor activities and sport
  • Recommendations made by governmental select committees, including the Women and Equalities Committee’s Transgender Equality Inquiry
  • Advice on gender segregation in sport
  • A safe-space for your questions
  • Many other topics.

Recognised For CPD points by

The Association of Mountaineering Instructors

The Mountain Training Association

British Canoeing


Course Facilitators

Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson of Simpson Training


A respected trans-rights activist, campaigner, coach, and professional consultant.

Emma has many years delivering gender identity training courses under their belt and is our lead-facilitator for this training course.

Craig Geddes

Craig Geddes

Craig Geddes of The Outdoors People


The founder of The Outdoors People and an experienced adventure education instructor. Craig uses his many years of instructing across the world to help our course meets the needs of outdoors professionals, volunteers and organisations.


Bespoke Courses for Your Organisation

Train Your Team

We offer bespoke training days tailored to your organisation's needs. It's no surprise that every adventure education company is unique and operates in different environments and different places in the world. We work with you in the run-up to your course to create a syllabus designed to meet those unique requirments, answer all your questions, and look at ways of adapting your existing policies and paperwork to help you be as inclusive as possible.

Our interactive course is suitable to be brought to any adventure education company and we're increasingly finding that training like ours is something clients look for when chosing a provider.

"We wanted a tailored and bespoke course appropriate to our organisation - and that is exactly what we got!"

- World Challenge

If you would like more information about our bespoke training days, then please get in touch.





Two facilitators delivering a bespoke course for up to 30 delegates.

We may be able to offer discounts for charities and other third sector organisations, please contact us for more information.

Out-of-area-surcharge for Wales, South East England, and South West England. 
"The training was excellent, Emma and Craig worked really hard to ensure we were happy with the plan & content for the day, and the follow-up and resources sent after the course were also great. Thank you for helping us start the conversation properly of how we adapt our processes to ensure we remain a truly inclusive organisation. We couldn't have asked for a better start."
- World Challenge

Open Enrolment Courses

Perfect for individuals, small organisations, and freelance instructors. Our open enrolment courses cover our standard adventure education syllabus and have built-in time and space to answer any questions you might have in a none-judgemental setting.





Friday, 2nd of November, 2018

Venue to be confirmed

£55 per-person

PLease contact us for more information



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Would you like a version of this course that isn't aimed at adventure education? Simpson Training works with corporations, charities, local government and schools and can offer you a bespoke course. Please contact Emma Simpson for more information.

Photo Credit:  Stephanie Michelle Jones