Outdoor activity instructor apprenticeship

Supervise and guide children and adults in outdoor activities and pastimes

An outdoor activity instructor supervises and guides children and adults in activities and pastimes such as canoeing, sailing, climbing, surfing, cycling, hillwalking, archery, bushcraft, rock pooling, geology, plant identification, or habitat or wildlife walks at an introductory level. In this role, your tasks will include gathering information about the participants and resources for the activity, and then briefing participants, maintaining safety and providing ongoing instruction and encouragement. You’ll help participants achieve a desired outcome, such as learning new skills or thrill seeking. You may undertake the outdoor activity instructor 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. You’ll exercise autonomy and judgement to complete tasks and procedures and call on close back-up for problems and incidents that may occur.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements for the outdoor activity instructor apprenticeship: Existing knowledge and skills relating to the activities. Must be aged 18 or older

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000

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