Outdoor Activity Instructor (Level 3)

An Outdoor Activity Instructor supervises and guides children and adults in activities and pastimes such as canoeing, sailing, climbing, surfing, cycling, hillwalking, archery, bushcraft, rock pooling, geology, plant identification, habitat, or wildlife walks at an introductory level.


If you enjoy the great outdoors, and like working with people, then this could be a great apprenticeship for you.

Apprenticeship overview

The main responsibility of an Outdoor Activity Instructor is to run a safe and enjoyable activity session. They will:


  • Prepare for the session – gather information about the participants and resources for the activity.
  • Deliver the session – brief participants, maintain safety, provide on-going instruction and encouragement.
  • Meet session outcome – support participants to achieve set outcome (such as new skills / knowledge, thrill seeking, personal or team challenge).
  • Close the session – hand-over participants, return resources and equipment, log any issues.


Outdoor Activity Instructors may undertake their apprenticeship with an employer who specialises in a particular client group (individuals or groups, specific age range, mental and physical ability) or range of activities offered. They exercise autonomy and judgement to complete tasks and procedures and call on close back-up for problems and incidents that may occur.

Why MetaGedu Apprenticeships?

  •  The knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to succeed


  • Custom-designed apprenticeships


  • Use what you learn immediately in the workplace


  • Personal attention and support for all apprentices


  • Career development and mentoring programme