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Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship

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.

They 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. Your apprentice will close the session by handing over participants, returning resources and equipment, and logging any issues.

They will exercise autonomy and judgement to complete tasks and call for back-up support for any incidents that might occur. They 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. They may be required to complete Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths if these have not previously been achieved.

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What will I learn?

I progressed from Level 3 Adventure Sports at South Devon College through to the Adventure Leadership foundation degree at University Centre South Devon. I had a very large interest in the outdoors before starting college, and when seeing the course that was available, I felt like it was a great opportunity to study something I enjoy and I’m passionate about, whilst still learning. The high practical content of the course was also a big deciding factor. There were also many trips, expeditions and adventurous activities to take part in as part of the course. I have made many friends and the employment opportunities that I have been able to access has allowed me to put all of my training into practice.Olivia Harrison

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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