Sport and Outdoor Recreation Apprenticeship
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Who is this course for?
A sport and outdoor recreation apprenticeship is the ideal way to earn money whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The provision is open to anyone aged 16+ years provided that you meet current eligibility.
You must be fully employed in the outdoor education sector at an ‘approved’ activity centre. You must have a genuine interest in outdoor activities and demonstrate enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed.
GCSE qualifications are of benefit, but may not always be essential. For further advice speak to one of our Liaison Officers to discuss your individual needs.
What will I be doing on the course?
This level can take twelve months to complete. You will work towards a Level 2 qualification in Activity Leadership, a technical certificate, functional / key skills awards in application of number and communication and a minimum of three national governing body awards. The emphasis of this programme is to equip and qualify you for a career as an outdoor activity / education instructor.
In addition to completing your period of employment and achieving your agreed NGB qualifications you will need to demonstrate competence in the following areas:
. Contribute to the work of your team
. Set up, take down, store and maintain equipment
. Prepare for and lead activity sessions
. Conclude and review a session
. Promote safety in the sport and activity environment
. Contribute to adventurous activities
. Organisational and industry awareness
This will be done through the completion of a professional development portfolio, observation assessments of delivering outdoor activity sessions and through the completion of selected NGB awards.
You will need to be employed at an outdoor activity centre and the majority of your training will be delivered at work by your employer working in partnership with your Programme Manager.
Candidates will normally be mentored by a Senior Instructor in the workplace and supported by a member of the college outdoor education department. You may receive additional off the job training to complete any national governing body awards (NGB) or specific tuition and guidance from college staff.
What can I do after the course?
On successful completion you can consider working in the industry within roles such as a coach / instructor / programme co-ordinator or a community worker or equally explore the sport and outdoor education advanced training programme (A.I.T.P.) or a foundation degree in adventure sports coaching.