Outdoor Activity and Nature Play Apprentice THE OUTDOOR CLUB CIC

Passionate about working in the outdoors? With participants from babies to adults? This role will give you all the tools and experience to run sessions that focus on connecting people with the outdoors and each other. You’ll lead sessions ranging from outdoor play to environmental education, working with individuals, families, schools and groups.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Subject to the right candidate, once required qualifications have been completed there may be the potential for additional work and employment in addition to the apprenticeship, as well as regular pay reviews.

    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

    Initially, the usual working day will be 8:30am - 5:00pm Tuesday or Friday (negotiable), Wednesday, Thursday, including a 30 minute unpaid lunch break - times and days and college day to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 24

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Each week you’ll be leading sessions including:

  • Toddler Nature Play sessions AM/PM
  • The Outdoor Club After School clubs
  • Outdoor Cuppa Clubs – Adult Sessions
  • Baby Club sessions
  • Monthly Saturday sessions at the local nature reserve – land management and cuppa club combined
  • Holiday sessions – these include a variety of activities including nature play, bushcraft, tool use, environmental education and provide an opportunity for families to connect in the outdoors.


Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Session preparation: Writing sessions plans to meet client needs, purchasing of resources, setting up of equipment
  • Delivering sessions: This will include outdoor play sessions for pre-schoolers, after school clubs for local schools, to supporting our local community spaces
  • Maintenance of resources, equipment and venues
  • Representing the company at community events

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

Tasks and training will vary each week, however, there will be days throughout the week where you will be given time to complete qualifications and training. For formal external qualifications and training, you’ll be released from usual duties to complete these.

You’ll receive a combination of formal qualifications and in house training, including but not limited to:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Outdoor Activities
  • Level 3 in First Aid for Mental Health
  • First Aid Training
  • Food Hygiene
  • Data Protection
  • Lone Working
  • Safeguarding
  • Risk Management Training
  • DBS

Functional skills in maths and English (if required).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression into senior instructor/centre manager, playworker, teaching assistant, business owner. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Good time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2 or E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2 or E) Essential

Things to consider

Once per month a Saturday morning session will be required between 9-12 as well as occasional evening work between 6-9pm (all taken as time taken in lieu). Essential criteria, a full driving licence, over 18 years of age. You will be based in a village but travelling between different locations; you will also be working with under 18's so would need to be over 18 to be in charge of children. You must be willing to undergo a DBS appropriate for working with young people and vulnerable adults, paid for by the employer

About the employer

The Outdoor Club CIC is a community interest company, dedicated to connecting our local community with the outdoors and with other people. We do this through regular outdoor sessions, ranging from outdoor stay and play, nature education sessions with schools and youth groups, as well as delivering outdoor wellbeing sessions for adults.








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Training provider



Emma Wiid



Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)

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