L3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship | Rockley


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Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship

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Course overview

This course is specifically designed to kick start your career as an Outdoor Activity Instructor 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 our three UK centres. 


Entry Criteria

Optional Training

Next Step

You will have a full induction into the company and will cover elements such 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 operational procedures. 

As part of this training, you will complete a portfolio of evidence for the following units:

  • Preparing Sessions
  • Delivering Sessions
  • Completing Sessions
  • Behaviours
  • Meeting Session Outcomes
  • Organisation Requirements
  • Professional Practice

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We’re looking for people with a passion for sport and the outdoors. Ideally you will share our Rockley values and beliefs, demonstrate a can-do attitude, and have the desire to give it a go!

  • Five GCSE’s at Grade 4, including English and Maths. 
  • Personal skill level in water and land based activities 
  • A desire to work with young people 
  • Sports leadership, coaching or previous outdoor instructor experience
  • NGB qualifications in the activities we deliver is not a necessity but would be a distinct advantage
  • Be 18 years old by 31st August and ready to start in September

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Our optional training programme allows you to up-skill and work towards a range of National Governing Body and in-house qualifications. We offer training in both water and land based activities which is free to all our learners and gives you the opportunity to develop as an instructor and prepare for a career in the outdoor industry.

Activities include: sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating, bell boating, raft building, high / low ropes, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, walking, orienteering, rifle shooting, tunnelling, tomahawk throwing, archery, team building, expeditions, bushcraft and many more.

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The Apprenticeship programme effectively prepares you for employment within the marine, outdoor adventure and sport industry. Alternatively, you may wish to continue your education at university. The teaching and practical staff will be happy to offer you help and guidance as you continue on to the next step of your adventure.

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Key information

Course duration

Min 13 months, max 18 months

Age requirement

You will need to be 18 years old by 31st August

Entry criteria

Five GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 4 & a passion for the outdoors and sport


Personal skill level in water and land-based activities


Rockley Point | BH15 4RW

What our students think

Keep an open mind and push yourself. It is both a very enjoyable and rewarding course when you put your mind to it - you really can achieve great things.

Gemma Norman

The course allows you to learn practically, it offers some great opportunities and is a gateway to an industry which can open so many doors for the future. You'll have a great time with a great bunch of people.

Jacob Bennett

Throw yourself into EVERY opportunity given to you, and work hard, because it’s all so worth it at the end!

Maddison-Lucy Hain

The Rockley BTEC really has changed my life and has given me the confidence to chase my dreams!

Charlotte Moors

This course as it has enabled me to try things I never would have before, meet new people and make friends, gain qualifications and employment and have the experience of a life time!

Toby Coffin

If you are in to outdoor sports, watersports or land activities, get out as much as you can! Spend lots of time on the water and keep up with the course work and you’ll get the qualifications you need while having a lot of fun!

Kyro Miller

I’ve really improved as a person and have grown in confidence massively. I’ve learnt how to communicate more effectively with others and the value of working as part of a team.

James Anken

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