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Outdoor Activities Instructor Apprenticeship COBNOR ACTIVITIES CENTRE TRUST

This course is designed to start your career as an Outdoor Activity Instructor and support your progression within the industry. Over the course of the year you will be trained in the different activities we deliver, including water-based and land-based activities, and you will have the opportunity to gain National governing body awards.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Use of boats and equipment to support experience

    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

    40 hrs over 5 days, will include weekends and bank holidays. Normal hours of work 08:30-17:00hrs, times and shifts to be confirmed. Unpaid breaks

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting and leading both water and land-based activities
  • Maintaining activity equipment
  • Supporting the reviewing of activity risk assessment
  • Providing front of house customer service
  • Developing session and personal learning plans
  • Setting and packing away activity session
  • Checking equipment following the Trust policies
  • Training and qualifying to gain National governing body certificates

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

  • Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship
  • First Aid
  • DBS and Update service
  • Safeguarding
  • Food hygiene
  • Archery GB instructor
  • BC personal performance award
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue
  • BC Paddlesport Instructor
  • On-site Climbing Wall Instructor
  • On-site low ropes Instructor
  • RYA Safe and Fun
  • RYA power boat
  • RYA safety Boat
  • RYA level 1 -2 Dinghy and Keel boat sailing

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The new skills and qualifications gained during your apprenticeship will kick start your career within the Outdoors industry which could take you worldwide should you wish.

Individual candidates will also have the opportunity to apply for a second year at the centre for more senior role on the activities team.

Furthermore, your achievement will and can enable you to progress in a wider field of employment to include Multi-Activity Leader, Environmental Education Tutor, Activity Instructor, Ranger, and National Park Guide or even supporting progression into formal teaching positions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Desired

Things to consider

Not included in your apprenticeship: Registration fees for specific national governing bodies: approx £120 for all NGBs

About the employer

Cobnor Activity Centre Trust (CACT) is an independent charity and licenced provider of adventurous activities that works to enhance life experiences for young people by providing high quality outdoor experiences and activities. Based in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) of Chichester Harbour, we are able to offer many diverse and unique activities and experiences to all ages. These activities and experiences are designed to reinforce a positive and focused attitude towards key personal and social skills in today’s life. We recognise the fundamental potential within every young person who comes to the Centre, to enable them to grow and further develop themselves. Communication, self-confidence, personal responsibility, and teamwork are all skills, which provide a framework of many of our products and services. Due to our location, we are able to access additional operational areas such as the South Downs National Park and wider harbour locations. Ensuring maximum continuity between young people and staff, our instructors have a broad range of qualifications. This allows the delivery of several different activities.




Cobnor Activities Centre Trust


West Sussex

PO18 8TE

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Training provider



Gary Palmer

01243 572791

Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)

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