The Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor apprenticeship develops individuals to supervises and guides children and adults in activities and pastimes including canoeing, sailing, climbing, surfing, cycling, habitat and wildlife walks.
Outdoor Activity Instructors may undertake their apprenticeship with employers who specialise in a particular client group or activity type whilst they may also work for more general providers.
Duration: 12-18 months
Outdoor Activity Instructors actively respect the environment, show a positive attitude and will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:
Collating & using information about participants to plan a session
Understanding the options for adapting a session to accommodate predictable environment changes
Good practice protocols and techniques for giving instructions and demonstrations
Identify hazards in the environment they are working in
Techniques to ensure engagement and participation by all
Simple techniques and questioning styles to aid review of sessions
Select methods to meet all participants’ individual needs.
Maintain self and group safety when delivering the session
Select and implement organisational procedures to deal with routine problems
Initiate organisational procedures to summon support in the case of incidents or accidents
Change the pace of the session to match participants’ speed of learning
Use participant feedback and own reflection to suggest improvements
Show punctuality, diligence, commitment, and appropriate appearance
Enthusiastic for their employer’s products and loyal to the brand
Actively respects the environment and encourages behaviours in others that preserves it
Encourage participants and supports each person to achieve to their limit
Promote on-going use of the outdoors and onward progression
Show a positive attitude with all colleagues and all customers come rain or shine