This is an exciting apprenticeship opportunity for outdoor activity centres, schools or environmental organisations to develop either a current member of staff or a new recruit, who will focus on developing their outdoor learning session delivery.
As an apprentice you will aim to meet the session outcomes by supporting participants to gain new skills and knowledge, take on personal and team challenges, and have fun trying new activities. You will close the session by handing over participants, returning resources and equipment, and logging any issues. You will exercise autonomy and judgement to complete tasks and call for backup support for any incidents that might occur.
You will actively respect the environment and show a positive attitude to to promoting the natural world and unique geological link to the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark. This programme in partnership with the European GeoParks and is endorsed by Nikolaos Zouros, Chair of the Global Geopark Network Association.
This programme is run in partnership with the European GeoParks and is endorsed by Nikolaos Zouros, Chair of the Global Geopark Network Association. Your Training Officer will work with you to agree an individual learning plan for your apprentice, which may include additional qualifications such as British Canoeing FSRT, Paddle Sports Instructor, Mountain Training, Climbing Wall Instructor Training, Outdoor First Aid and Safeguarding. You may be required to complete Level 2 qualification in English and maths if these have not previously been achieved.
Preparing for sessions by gathering information about the participants and resources
Delivering sessions by briefing participants, maintaining safety and providing ongoing instruction and encouragement
Meeting session outcomes
Closing the session by handing over participants, returning resources and equipment, and logging any issues
The main responsibility of an Outdoor Activity Instructor is to run a safe and enjoyable outdoor learning activity session. Your apprentice will prepare for the session by gathering information about the participants and resources for the activity. They will deliver the session; briefing the participants, maintaining safety and providing ongoing instruction and encouragement.
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