Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship LAND & WAVE LIMITED

Start your journey as an Outdoor Instructor! Land & Waves next apprenticeship opportunity starts on 15th April 2024 and runs until May 2025. You’ll gain 9 National Governing Body qualifications that are industry-recognised PLUS a wide range of in-house qualifications too, which will bolster your life skills in instructing and group management.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,980.00

    Salary Details: £7 Per hour – If more than 40 hours are worked in a week then this is paid at the Living Wage. £915 a month (If 30 hours are worked)

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000216611

  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To instruct on activities as required within competencies and with relevant training and accreditation
  • Activity equipment checks and preparation
  • Complete relevant training and NGBs
  • Other duties as necessary and appropriate to the level of the Apprentice

The training you will be getting

You can expect a friendly, personal experience whilst gaining professional, relevant qualifications to propel you into your outdoor career. You’ll train alongside other Apprentices for 2024/25 and meet plenty of other aspiring outdoor professionals as they start their outdoor careers.

We have been successfully training outdoor instructors for the last 12 years and this is our third year running this awesome apprenticeship.

This 13-month Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership between Land & Wave and Channel Training. You’ll be based in the seaside town of Swanage, Dorset.

You’ll gain 9 National Governing Body qualifications that are industry-recognised PLUS a wide range of in-house qualifications too, which will bolster your life skills in instructing and group management.

We know the biggest struggle of an apprenticeship is living on an apprenticeship wage (£5.28/hour). That’s why we’ve committed to paying much MORE than the National Apprenticeship Wage.

You’ll receive £7 per hour, with a guaranteed 30 hours a week. If you work more than an average of 40 hours a week in a month, you will topped up with National Living Wage (likely to be £11.46 in 2024).

This means you will earn AT LEAST £915 a month. The average homestay accommodation in Swanage is £600 including bills. Accommodation is NOT included as part of this apprenticeship, so you MUST be able to cover your rent and living costs for the 13-month period.

Qualifications on offer:

  • Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship Standard
  • Archery GB
  • Lowland Leader Training and Assessment
  • PSRT
  • ITC Level 3 Outdoor First Aid
  • PSI
  • NCFE Level 2 BC
  • Canoe Award
  • Sea Kayak Award
  • SUP Award

In-house sign off in:

  • Archery Tag, Team Building, Nightline, Pioneering, Beach Games, Campfire, Crabbing, Matrix, Mini Olympics, Slip and Slide, Sports
  • White water Paddling experience 
  • Climbing Experience 
  • Coasteering Experience

You will have access to further qualification at a discounted rate from both Land & Wave and Channel Training, as well as access to heavily discounted Kit.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of full-time Outdoor Instructor role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 / D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 / D) Essential

Things to consider

To apply, you MUST be available for the Apprenticeship Selection Weekend on the 9th & 10th March 2024. This will be based in Swanage, Dorset. We will provide dormitory-style accommodation (Saturday night) and food for the weekend. This 2-day Apprenticeship Selection Weekend includes a range of outdoor adventure activities, an interview and some assessment tasks. This is your opportunity to show us why you deserve a place on this fantastic Apprenticeship Programme.

About the employer

Land & Wave is an outdoor adventure company that has been operating since 2009 and consists of four directors, one partner and eight managers keeping things running ship shape. Add in a crew of around 35 amazing seasonal instructors and you have all the ingredients you need to help people have amazing adventures in the great outdoors. One of our most popular activities is Coasteering. Coasteering involves exploring rocky coastal areas by swimming, climbing, and jumping. We recommend this activity to anyone looking to get their adrenaline fix and also explore the Jurassic Coast in a totally unique perspective.

Employer

LAND & WAVE LIMITED

Address

UNIT 14 JADEN CENTRE

PROSPECT BUSI

SWANAGE

BH19 1EJ

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Training

Training provider

CHANNEL TRAINING LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply please complete the online form here: https://form.jotform.com/232744378001048

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Mar 2024