Outdoor Activity instructor

An Outdoor Activity Instructor supervises and guides children and adults in activities and pastimes such as canoeing, sailing, climbing, surfing, cycling, hillwalking, archery, bush craft, rock pooling, geology, plant identification, habitat or wildlife walks at an introductory level. They will be supervised while working in a limited range of venues and weather conditions following tightly defined operating procedures.

The main responsibility of an Outdoor Activity Instructor is to run a safe and enjoyable activity
session. They will:

  • Prepare for the session – gather information about the participants and resources for the activity.
  • Deliver the session – brief participants, maintain safety, provide on-going instruction and encouragement.
  • Meet session outcome – support participants to achieve set outcome (such as new skills / knowledge, thrill seeking, personal or team challenge).
  • Close the session – hand-over participants, return resources and equipment, log any issues.

Outdoor Activity Instructors may undertake their apprenticeship with an employer who specialises in a particular client group (individuals or groups, specific age range, mental and  physical ability) or range of activities offered. They exercise autonomy and judgement to complete tasks and procedures and call on close back-up for problems and incidents that  may occur.

They actively respect the environment, show a positive attitude and are employed in outdoor adventure or education centres, nature reserves or national parks. Typical job titles may include Multi-Activity Leader, Environmental Education Tutor, Activity Instructor, Ranger, National Park Guide.

All our Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeships are designed bespoke around the employer’s environment and requirements. Our talented team of Coaches and Tutors work hand in hand with employers to deliver the curriculum in a fun and engaging way, whilst ensuring the Apprentice is given the most up to date knowledge and access to support materials where required.

Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship

Suitable for:

  • Outdoor Activity Centres
  • Outdoor Education Centres
  • Schools
  • EYFS settings
New for Autumn 2020 enrolments……..

All our Apprentices will be invited to quarterly Masterclasses. These full day experiences are free to the Apprentices and will take place in a variety of locations enabling the  Apprentice to put their knowledge and skills into practice in a safe environment whilst encountering activities they may not have had exposure to! The Apprentices will leave the Masterclasses with new skills and knowledge that will enhance the skills they are already be learning and will help them develop what they are already instructing or teaching.