Do you have what it takes to be one of our next apprentices?
Have you always loved the idea of being an instructor?
Do you have a passion for sport and the outdoors?
Does the thought of working outside in a hands-on role sharing your passion excite you?
Is your dream to be one of our next Centre Seniors? Assistant Managers or Centre Managers?
If so, we have the perfect role for you as one of our team of Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructors.
This vibrant role is one of the newest additions to our portfolio of training courses and is specifically designed to get you up and running as an Outdoor Activity Instructor as soon as possible and fast track you on to senior roles in our delivery team.
You will be trained in all the activities we deliver including water based and land-based activities and you will have the opportunity to work across all of our 3 UK centres. This really is an amazing opportunity to kick start your career in Outdoor Adventure.
We are looking for a team of hard working and motivated apprentices that love the outdoors, are wanting to learn and are happy to be outside in all weathers. We are able to accept college leavers at 18 years old on to this programme and also people a bit older and wiser who are maybe looking for a new direction or career change.
This is a chance for you to earn while you learn with the support of an extremely experienced group of teachers, assessors, and chief instructors to not only train you up to do your job but also help you with the coursework elements of the programme. This course is equivalent to 2 A levels and as such, is as much of a challenge academically as it is practically. This role therefore is certainly not for someone that is finished with learning and education as you will be paid to work hard, study, learn and produce a detailed portfolio of evidence showing your knowledge and understanding.
As part of your new role, you will have a full induction in to the company and will cover such elements as First Aid, Health and Safety, Customer Care, Manual Handling, COSHH, Fire Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding. You will be fully trained in how to do your role as an Activity Instructor learning all our Operational Procedures and develop an understanding of the Rockley Delivery Model and Rockley Values.
As part of this training, you will complete the Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship Standard. Producing a portfolio of evidence for the following units:
A typical week for an apprentice is varied due to nature of the role and our seasons. You will be expected to work across our centres, deliver land based and waterbased sessions and work weekdays, weekends, and evenings. One day you might be manning the climbing tower working with primary age students and the next you may be assisting to deliver a unit to our college students like waterbased skills or alternative pursuits. Your working hours will be annualised meaning you may well work longer hours in the summer peak season than you do in the winter months and your training will be spread out across the apprenticeship. Any down time we have, like in the winter, will be used to up-skill you further and to complete a range of National Governing Body (NGB) and In-house qualifications in the activities we offer such as:
The variety in this role means you really will get to learn a lot about the industry and develop to be an excellent outdoor professional.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical assessments, observations, and an End Point Assessment. The End Point Assessment requires you to complete a Practical Test which covers a session template and questions, an observation of your delivering a session and a Professional discussion
The programme runs for a minimum of 13 months and a maximum of 18 months depending on how fast you progress and develop and when you are ready for your final assessments.
If this role sounds like you, if you feel you are ready to give this all you’ve got and commit to this challenging programme in all weathers, then we would love to hear from you and support you on your next step in the exciting Outdoor Adventure industry.
PLEASE CALL 01202 677272 TO BOOK THIS COURSE