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Outdoor Activity Instructor Level 3

Details of standard

Occupational profile

To run a safe and enjoyable activity session. Prepare for the session but gathering information. Deliver the session, briefing, maintaining safety, providing on-going instruction. Meet session outcome, supporting participants with new skills and personal challenges. Close the session, handing over participants, return resources and equipment, log an issues. Respect the environment, show positive attitude.


The apprenticeship will typically take between 12-18 months to complete.


This apprenticeship standard is at Level 3.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Maths/English at level 1.
  • 18+ years of age due to the nature of the work.
  • Job role that supports the Apprenticeship Standard.

Career progression

Eligible to apply to be Registered Members of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

Potential career pathways include:

  • Outdoor Activity Leader
  • Outdoor Activity Lecturer
  • Outdoor Learning Coordinator
  • Outdoor Learning Curriculum Developer
  • SEN Outdoor Instructor.

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