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Outdoor Activity Instructor Level 3 Apprenticeship KINGSWOOD LEARNING AND LEISURE GROUP LIMITED

Love outdoors? Become an expert in outdoor adventure and join our L3 Activity Leader apprenticeship! What to expect: Escape the ordinary and get ready to dive into nature, leading and delivering adrenaline-pumping activities such as water sports to high ropes courses. This is a unique opportunity, like no other. Join the Kingswood family.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    Receive a £500 sign-on bonus Free food & accommodation for the first 12 months After 12 months this will deductible, with the best price across the industry for rent and food Rate goes up to £10.10 after 12 months

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Work varies over days, nights and weekend working, organised by a rota system. Depending on the current season, weekends and bank holidays are considered to be normal hours. Total hours per week: 40

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000079676

  • Positions

    15 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Leading high adrenaline outdoor activities using a range of specialist equipment 
  • Per week, 80% practical 20% off the job learning
  • Undertaking various NGB (National Governing Bodies) qualifications 
  • Delivering a variety of outdoor and indoor based sessions
  • Undergo around 50 pieces of technical training within outdoor activities
  • Delivering activities in line with appropriate standards
  • Inspiring teams in a motivational manner when delivering 
  • Offering excellent coaching and guest experience
  • Coordinating evening entertainment sessions 
  • Ensuring all equipment and safety checks are conducted in line with company procedures 
  • Adhere to high-level Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies 
  • Working together with a fun team with a family feel
  • Exciting independent lifestyle
  • Working with experienced activity members to come up with innovative ideas of how to improve activities and engagement from guests during sessions

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Standard

A selection of National Governing Body qualifications, within Watersports, Outdoor Activities and Leadership

Gain: Safeguarding Level 1 & Outdoor First Aid

Around 50 pieces of technical training

Extensive experience and knowledge teaching with specialist equipment such as all of our high rope activities

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The world is truly your oyster.

Use your skills and qualifications gained during your apprenticeship to teach activities anywhere in the world. This is a direct route to teach within the outdoor industry worldwide.

Progress in a range of positions within the outdoor sector from Multi-Activity Leader, Environmental Education Tutor, Activity Instructor, Ranger, and National Park Guide.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Teamwork

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths & English (Grade 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Kingswood, part of the Inspiring Learning Group, is one of the UK's most experienced outdoor education providers. Founded more than 35 years ago, Kingswood runs more than 1.2 million activity sessions annually across ten activity centres situated in picturesque settings.

Employer

KINGSWOOD LEARNING AND LEISURE GROUP LIMITED

Address

Dukeshouse Wood

Fellside

Hexham

NE46 1TP

Contact

Harry Bidwell

apprenticeships@inspiring-learning.com

07341502804

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Training

Training provider

SKERN LODGE LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)


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