Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship - Staffordshire - September 2023 Cohort 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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 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

  • Working week

    - 40 hours per week - centres open Monday to Sunday - 9am to 5pm - Working hours vary depending on the seasons, depending on the number of guest on centre

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Upcoming cohort start dates in 2023 include: April and September.  

You will be:

  • Teaching children a range of high-adrenaline outdoor activities, including high ropes, archery, problem-solving, watersports depending on location and much more
  • Per week, 80% practical 20% off the job learning.
  • Carrying out instructor courses provided by national governing bodies. For example, you will do an instructor course with Archery GB, ERCA and more.
  • Undergo around 50 pieces of technical training within outdoor activities.
  • Making sure all equipment is fitted safely in accordance with regulations
  • Move onto our centre and live independently within our unique culture
  • Take part in social events with the team on centre

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 and 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

DAY IN THE LIFE & FAQ VIDEO: Interview with Brad, Activity Instructor: https://youtu.be/Plrtud1-gl0 FAQ's Kingswood Apprenticeships: https://youtu.be/diWvlWKUlR8 Interview with Addy, Apprentice Activity Instructor: https://youtu.be/l2oyu3WRPtI Interview with Nathan, Apprentice Activity Instructor: https://youtu.be/6I5RIFGjuQ8

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.




Barn Lane,

Nr Albrighton



Harry Bidwell



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Visit our website where you will find: - X3 day-in-the-life videos - All 10 Kingswood Centre locations - Frequently asked questions video - Apprentice brochure Pick a centre & click apply today! You will be sent further information about the recruitment process and what to expect.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Aug 2023