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Outdoor Programmes

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £2,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Activity Supervisor(e.g. Climbing Wall Supervisor)
  • Assistant and trainee variations
  • Group Leader / Counsellor
  • Head of Activity
  • Outdoor Instructor
  • Project Leader
  • Senior Instructor
  • Team Leader / Supervisor
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • BTEC Certificate in Sailing and Watersports
  • BTEC Diploma in Sailing and Watersports
  • Certificate in Coaching Wakeboarding
  • Certificate in Coaching Water Skiing
  • Diploma in Skills and Activities for Sport and Active Leisure (Outdoor Education)
  • Qualification in Lowland Expedition Leadership

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.