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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEMES

orange square Trainee apprenticeship schemes are work based learning schemes which act as a stepping stone towards a career in the outdoor industry. They allow you to gain industry recognised qualifications while earning money! The Government has placed new emphasis on apprenticeships and in recent years there has been a significant growth in both the number of schemes available and the variety of activities you can train in. The outdoor sector is also growing and can provide an exciting sustainable career for those with a passion for the outdoors, teaching and adventurous activities.


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Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship


Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship
Company: Avon Tyrrell
If you have a passion for the outdoors and are looking to inspire others, please apply for our 2017/18 apprenticeship programme at Avon Tyrrell.

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General Assistant


General Assistant
Company: Girlguiding
Join us this season as a General Assistant at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.




Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

If you have a passion for the outdoors and are looking to inspire others, please apply for our 2017/18 apprenticeship programme at Avon Tyrrell.
Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

We are looking for energetic, outgoing young people that are willing to learn and be part of a friendly team. Our activity instructors are at the heart of what we do you'll be delivering a wide range of adventure activities that are safe, challenging and fun. You’ll also need a commitment to excel
Outdoor Activity Instructor

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Coach sports to children in USA Summer Camps with Camp Leaders. The summer camp in America programme offers you the opportunity to gain over 500 hours of hands-on sports coaching, whether it's soccer, tennis, basketball or many more.
Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Discover your new working adventure in the outdoors with PGL.
Outdoor Activity Instructor


Axe Throwing Instructor

Axe Throwing Instructor

A Whistle Punks instructor is as reassuring as a mother’s kiss, patient as the day is long and firm as a bed of nails. All the while, channeling the most relentlessly energetic children’s TV presenter you can imagine.
Axe Throwing Instructor

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor/ Group Leader

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor/ Group Leader

Does the thought of putting on a suit and sitting behind a desk get you down? Are you ready to start your next adventure and climb your way to the top? Our Activity Instructor/ Group Leader Apprenticeship will take you on a journey like no other! Our instructors are the superstars of JCA, the
JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor/ Group Leader

Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America

Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America

Work as a climbing instructor in the USA, whether it be rock climbing, low or high ropes, teaching children in traditional American summer camps with Camp Leaders
Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America

Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports jobs in America with Camp Leaders, including windsurfing, waterskiing, wake boarding and boating. Lead water activities for children's summer camps in America.
Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America


Summer Camp Lifeguard in America

Summer Camp Lifeguard in America

Work as a lifeguard in a summer camp America with Camp Leaders for 9 weeks. Work as part of a team of lifeguards who run the camp pool and lake, organising activities and pool parties, whilst keeping everyone safe and keeping the pool clean.
Summer Camp Lifeguard in America

Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

An apprenticeship with Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is an amazing opportunity. We work with 1st2Achieve to deliver a fantastic NVQ level 2 in outdoor activity leadership. At the end of our apprenticeship you will have real hands on experience enabling you to begin a career in the outdoors
Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Trainee management program

Trainee management program

We are an international outdoor adventure company located in the UK, Central Europe, Australia and Canada. We are currently focused on expanding in Europe and have opportunities at multiple levels. If you are active, love the outdoors, travel we would like to hear from you.
Trainee management program

Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp America

Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp America

Work as an outdoor and adventure trip leader at a USA Summer Camp with Camp Leaders, running activities with children of all ages. From Orienteering to Nature and Hiking, you can work in America for your summer job abroad with Camp Leaders.
Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp America


Apprentice Activity Instructor

Apprentice Activity Instructor

Join us this season as an Apprentice Activity Instructor at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.
Apprentice Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor

FREE instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then qualify those on the scheme in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. must be 18-24 yrs old.
Trainee Activity Instructor

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Apprenticeship training scheme opportunities

An outdoor apprenticeship will give you experience in a variety of activities and technical skills. You can choose which route you want to go down depending on your interests but if you're based in a multi activity centre you'll probably be training in and teaching sailing, windsurfing, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, hill walking, mountain biking etc. There may be opportunities to take NGB qualifications such as RYA Sailing/ Windsurfing, Single Pitch Climbing Award (SPA)/ Climbing Wall Award (CWA), BCU Canoeing/ Kayaking, Mountain Leader Award, MIAS Mountain Biking Leader/ Instructor Award etc. These qualifications are recognised throughout the industry and will allow you to instruct individuals and lead groups in that particular activity. Aim to push yourself and get experience and qualifications in as many disciplines as you can because being a genuine multi-activity instructor will mean you're much more employable.

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship

There are lots of benefits to taking an apprenticeship. At first glance, the main attraction might be the fact that you can earn while you learn because you'll be doing a real job for a real employer. Unlike traditional learning opportunities, you'll get paid from your very first day and that will continue throughout your apprenticeship until you qualify. As well as the financial benefits you'll also gain experience in a working environment, you'll gain nationally recognised qualifications and perhaps most importantly, you get to learn in a way that engages you and gives you hands-on experience of the job.

What is the apprenticeship wage?

The wage for apprentices varies depending on your employer although you'll receive a minimum £2.60 per hour and you can expect to take home an average of £150 per week. Your pay will go up as you gain more experience and qualifications and in the long term, studies have shown that people who started out as an apprentice earn an average of £90,000 more throughout their working life!

Prospects

Chances are if you're enrolling in an Outdoor Apprenticeship you'll be keen to work as some sort of activity instructor so your job will be something you love. Some positions can be seasonal and only last the summer months but you could be lucky and secure a full time permanent job with a centre that hosts activities all year round. From there you can expect to gain further qualifications and build on your experience, both in terms of the hands on side of the job and the administrative/ business aspect of the industry. Progression to Senior Instructor, Chief Instructor or Centre Manager is a strong possibility if you show the right qualities and aptitude throughout your training period and early years in the job.

Where can I do an apprenticeship?

Many of the large outdoor activity centres offer work training schemes that take on hundreds of applicants each year, however you aren't only limited to the large multi centre groups. There are plenty of smaller, independent activity centres offering some sort of apprenticeship however you'll find there are only one or two positions per centre so competition for places is much higher. You'll have to be prepared to potentially move away from home because you could be based at a centre anywhere in the country, although most outdoor schemes provide accommodation, food, travel etc. If you want to find out more about an apprenticeship in outdoor education, we find that this one from Robinwood offers the best prospect.

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Most useful qualifications?

Most useful qualifications?

People often ask us which NGB qualifications they should be looking at achieving in order to kick start a career in outdoor adventure. To be honest is isn't an easy question to answer because it really depends on what you are planning to do long term. If you are completely new to the industry and looking to get started, you can either build up a few qualifications on your own, or you can try to get employed with a multi activity centre, who will usually offer you some NGBs as part of your training and qualification - this way you will also get some great experience too. Whichever route you decide, this article takes a look at which qualifications are most useful for budding instructors.

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Instructor characteristics

Instructor characteristics

If you want to work outdoors as an activity instructor you need to know the qualities that employers are looking for, and therefore, whether you are going to be suitable for the role. Instructing introduces you to lots of new people, often on a daily basis. You are required to quickly gel so that you can help them get the most from the new skills and experiences that they are there to take part in. That means you need to be a certain kind of person. In this article we look at the characteristics that separate good instructors from the rest, and discuss why these character traits are so important for the role.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is a hugely popular sport and the level of interest has not showed any signs of slowing since the initial boom in the early 1990s. With so many people getting involved, it is hardly surprising to find instructor opportunities available for those people wishing to get involved beyond the purely personal level. So how do you get the right qualifications that will allow you to teach other people? And should you go the MIAS route or the MBLA route? We look at everything you need to consider, and speak to some industry insiders for a low-down on each qualification.

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Watersports RYA Scheme

Watersports RYA Scheme

With all the options available for the many different types of water based sports, we could probably give it a website all of its own. The guide serves as a basic introduction to the activities you can pursue on water, including sailing, windsurfing and surfing. The skills and qualifications, especially those you can pick up quite early in your career, are also useful to non-water based activity centres. Even far from the coast you will find most activity centres offer some form of watersport. But once you have the Dinghy Instructor qualification, will you be able to stop yourself wanting to become a Yatchmaster?

Watersports RYA Scheme >>