Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship - Peak Venture - September 2023

Kingswood - Level 3 Outdoor Activity Apprenticeship 2023

Centre Application: 

  • Receive a £500 sign-on bonus
  • Gain external NGB Instructor qualifications
  • Free accommodation
  • £10.10 after 12 months
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner with onsite catering
  • Per week, 80% practical 20% off the job learning
  • Industry leading training providers
  • Exciting independent lifestyle
  • Fun team with a family feel


Ready, set… ADVENTURE. 

Love the outdoors? Why not become an expert in outdoor adventure and join our Level 3 apprenticeship! 

What to expect: Escape the ordinary and get ready to dive into nature and lead and deliver adrenaline-pumping activities such as high ropes, archery and water sports courses. This is a unique opportunity, like no other. Join the Kingswood adventure. Apply. 

At Kingswood, we pride ourselves in delivering the very best exhilarating activities as well as building unforgettable memories.


To find our apprentice brochure, along with day-in-the-life videos about life at Kingswood, please visit: https://www.kingswood.co.uk/outdoor-apprenticeships 


Centre Locations:

  • Grosvenor Hall, Kent
  • Green Park, Buckinghamshire
  • Dukeshouse Wood, Northumberland
  • Bideford, North Devon
  • Overstrand Hall, North Norfolk
  • West Runton, North Norfolk
  • Staffordshire, Wolverhampton
  • Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire
  • Peak Venture, Sheffield
  • Isle of Wight


Total hours per week: 40

Course duration: 14 Months

Qualification type: Advanced Level Apprenticeship Level 3 

We run 2 apprentice cohorts per year, in April & September


Apprenticeship Description?

Whether you are looking for a fast-track teaching route in the outdoor sector or looking for a fun gap year while you search for your next move in life. We have you covered with fun, sociable and fulfilling experiences.

  • Delivering a variety of fun and exhilarating experiences
  • Lead high-adrenaline outdoor activities using a range of specialist equipment
  • To undertake various external National Governing body (NGB) qualifications
  • Ensure activities are delivered in line with appropriate standards
  • Partake and deliver entertainments sessions
  • Ensure all equipment and safety checks are conducted in line with company procedures
  • Ensure compliance with company H&S policy
  • Understand and comply with the Company’s Safeguarding Policy
  • To support centre projects
  • What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the - end?
  • Receive a Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Award


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Be taken full-time at any of our 10 UK centres and progress into management and more. Kingswood is part of the inspiring learning family. We have multiple unique brands based all around the world.

Other career pathways in the outdoor sector can include, Multi-Activity Leader, Program Designer, Environmental Education Tutor, Activity Instructor, Ranger and National Park Guide. With these recognised qualifications, you will be able to find interesting companies across the globe. 


How much will you earn whilst on the course? 

  • National apprenticeship wage: £5.81 per hour
  • Earn £10,982.40 in 12 months
  • Pay no NI or Tax contributions
  • Plus 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Rate increases to £10.10 per hour after 12 months


Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem-solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non-judgemental, Patience, Basic Physical fitness


Qualifications Required

English GCSE at level 3 or grade D

Maths GCSE at level 3 or grade D


NVQ or SVQ Functional Skills Level 1 or equivalent English (Grade Level 1) 

NVQ or SVQ Functional Skills Level 1 or equivalent Maths (Grade level 1) 

(If you do not have this, please get in touch to discuss how to get this before done, ready for the start of the course)


About Kingswood

We are one of the most experienced outdoor education providers in the UK.

Our immersive outdoor experiences are loved by groups of all ages. We welcome groups from around the world to our adventure centres to bond as a team, achieve shared goals, improve well-being and confidence, and make memories which last a lifetime. We create life-changing adventures. It’s what we are all truly passionate about. 

Whether you are flying through the air on a giant zip wire, racing through our lake on a dragon boat, or cheering your teammates on, we bring out the potential in every individual, and that’s true of our team too. For over 35 years, we’ve created the most fulfilling adventures, and each year more than 175,000 young people and adults visit Kingswood. 


Please note: 

This vacancy meets disability confidence requirements 


Training provider


We provide the best for you

We'll plan and run your programme to meet your needs.  Our aim is to provide a life-enhancing experience for all participants, in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment.

We improve our own business

We continually invest in the buildings, facilities, activities and equipment.   By listening to your feedback, we make improvements year on year.

We always develop our team

Exceptional individuals, and a model of good teamwork.  Quite simply, we realise our people make the difference - and our customers continue to tell us.

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