Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship New Forest Activities

This apprenticeship will provide a great start in the world of outdoor activities. Key benefits of this apprenticeship include: Earn a salary while you learn the responsibilities and roles of outdoor professionals. Receive training and gain industry qualifications. Support as you learn and train. Responsibility and future prospects.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will be paid for lunch breaks

    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 Hours per week / 5 days. Working most weekends - 28 days holiday per annum. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working alongside instructors to deliver high quality activities in the New Forest
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment to stay fit for purpose
  • Ensuring activity sites are clean and presentable at all times
  • When not on activity, there will be a variety of general maintenance and site work jobs to complete

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

Depending on your ability, experience and motivation you’ll also have the chance to complete or work towards the following. These will be signed off and certified once you have completed all the various elements of the awards.

  • Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship
  • First aid award
  • BattleZone Marshall training and assessment
  • Paddlesports discover and explore award
  • Foundation safety and rescue award
  • Paddlesports Leader award
  • PPA Sea kayak award
  • PPA Touring award
  • PPA Open canoe award
  • High and Low Ropes Instructor
  • Archery Instructor training and experience
  • Bike Maintenance

All training will take place at New Forest Activities, during your normal working hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After achieving the apprenticeship there is the potential of continued work with the business, either in the New Forest or our at Cairngorms base in Scotland.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

There will be an intensive training period though the winter and into the spring. It will be cold and wet and you’ll be expected to develop your skills and ability ready for groups and activities in May.

About the employer

We offer a wide range of activities from our base in Beaulieu village in the New Forest. You’ll join a fantastic team offering a wide variety of activities to a range of clients including schools, businesses, social and family groups.


New Forest Activities


Hazel Copse Farm


SO42 7WA

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)

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