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Outdoor Activity Instructor Level 3 Apprenticeship - January 2023 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: 25 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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. Days and shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 40.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • 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.

Functional Skills in maths and English (if required).

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


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

Things to consider

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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.




Overstrand Hall,

Cromer Road

NR27 0JJ


Harry Bidwell


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)

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