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Outdoor Activity Instructor

Leading outdoor activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, team challenges and environmental studies.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Applicants will usually need to be at least 18 (21 if the role involves driving a minibus).

What apprentices will learn
  • how to prepare for an activity session
  • how to lead groups safely in the outdoors
  • techniques for developing peoples skills and knowledge
  • how to motivate participants and encourage involvement
  • how to care for participants, equipment and the environment

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have:

  • achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices can apply to become members of the Institute for Outdoor Learning when they complete this apprenticeship.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.