Reference Quantity: ST0479

Particulars of ordinary

An Outside Exercise Teacher supervises and guides kids and adults in actions and pastimes equivalent to canoeing, crusing, climbing, browsing, biking, hillwalking, archery, bushcraft, rock pooling, geology, plant identification, habitat or wildlife walks at an introductory degree. They are going to be supervised whereas working in a restricted vary of venues and climate situations following tightly outlined working procedures.

The primary duty of an Outside Exercise Teacher is to run a protected and fulfilling exercise session. They are going to:

Put together for the session – collect details about the individuals and sources for the exercise.

Ship the session – transient individuals, preserve security, present on-going instruction and encouragement.

Meet session final result – assist individuals to attain set final result (equivalent to new abilities / information, thrill in search of, private or staff problem).

Shut the session – hand-over individuals, return sources and tools, log any points.

Outside Exercise Instructors could undertake their apprenticeship with an employer who specialises in a specific consumer group (people or teams, particular age vary, psychological and bodily means) or vary of actions provided. They train autonomy and judgement to finish duties and procedures and name on shut back-up for issues and incidents that will happen.

They actively respect the surroundings, present a constructive perspective and are employed in outside journey or schooling centres, nature reserves or nationwide parks. Typical job titles could embrace Multi-Exercise Chief, Environmental Schooling Tutor, Exercise Teacher, Ranger, Nationwide Park Information.

Necessities – Data, Abilities and Behaviours:


Data and Understanding

The Outside Exercise Teacher is aware of and understands:


The Outside Exercise Teacher is ready to:

Making ready for periods

  • Learn how to collate and use details about the individuals as a way to run the session equivalent to group dimension, age, psychological and bodily means, and related medical info.
  • Learn how to meet desired outcomes of the session g. recreation and pleasure, growing self-confidence, studying a couple of native habitat.
  • The authorised choices for adapting a session to accommodate predictable environmental modifications.
  • The organisation’s procedures and requirements related to the session being delivered.
  • Exercise venue areas and entry preparations.

  • Discover info on: the exercise sort and timings; final result necessities; participant age; medical info; tools and resourcing allocation; venue; climate situations.
  • Put together periods to attain the required outcomesg. enjoyment, thrill in search of, private or staff challenges, acquisition of recent information or abilities.
  • Choose strategies to satisfy all participant wants g. visible impairment, psychological and bodily means.
  • Choose strategies to answer potential modifications within the surroundingsg. wind growing in a crusing session or rain making situations slippery underfoot.
  • Accumulate acceptable tools and sources.
  • Make sure the venue is set-up and prepared for use.

Delivering periods

  • The related operational procedures associated to session supply to satisfy Well being & Security, environmental sustainability, safeguarding and information safety necessities.
  • Why an acceptable exercise briefing is necessary, what it wants to incorporate and the place to supply the related info.
  • Learn how to information individuals to the venue in a protected and environment friendly method.
  • Details about the coaching exercise or topic on the required degree to ship the session.
  • Fundamental good follow protocols and strategies for giving directions and demonstrationsg. visible, verbal.
  • Learn how to determine hazards within the surroundings they’re working and the dynamic modifications that will happen
  • Learn how to minimise environmental impression and assist sustainability g. choosing up litter, not broadening paths.
  • How to answer issues: A grasp of frequent issues and points associated to outside working normally, and the companies particular merchandise providing.
  • How to answer and take care of incidents or accidents that will happen in the course of the session.

  • Preserve self and group security when delivering the session.
  • Ship an efficient session briefing with clear instruction and following organisational procedures.
  • Carry out a reliable demonstration of the talents required for the exercise or topic on the acceptable degree for the session.
  • Present on-going instruction to encourage studying and development.
  • Observe organisational working procedures to adapt to modifications within the surroundings. E.g. thunderstorm, a wind shift to offshore in a browsing session.
  • Choose and implement organisational procedures to take care of routine issues.g. damaged tools.
  • Present fundamental First Help to answer accidents in a protected, immediate and efficient method. e.g. injured participant.
  • Provoke organisational procedures to summon assist within the case of incidents or accidents.

Assembly session outcomes

  • The organisations set approaches for instructing or instructing every exercise as a way to meet the outlined outcomes of every session.
  • Easy strategies to make sure engagement and participation by all g. energisers, sharing tasks, acceptable tempo.
  • Learn how to use open questions and remark to examine understanding and development of studying.
  • Learn how to recognise individuals which have extra assist necessities g. nervousness, quick consideration span, disengagement.
  • Easy strategies for coping with battle and difficult behaviours.
  • Easy strategies and questioning types to help assessment of periods in assembly required outcomes.

  • Use the organisations set approaches for studying supply.
  • Help particular person and group engagement and participation within the session g. energisers, sharing tasks, acceptable tempo.
  • Change the tempo of the session to match individuals’ pace of studying.
  • Establish and assist the person individuals’ wants g. give private consideration, lively listening, enable extra time, encouragement.
  • Apply easy strategies to take care of battle and difficult behaviour g. redirection, growing duty.
  • Use easy assessment strategies to examine the achievement of required outcomes e.g. thumbs up; rounds; memorable moments.

Finishing periods

  • How the venue must be left and tools and sources returned – together with adherence to any reporting insurance policies.

  • Signpost individuals to development routes.
  • Full a session inside time, together with the restoration of the venue, return of apparatus and sources and any logging or recording necessities.
  • Use participant suggestions and personal reflection to counsel enhancements to periods.

Organisation necessities

  • How the organisation, and career, must be represented to incorporate information of the breadth and vary of the organisations merchandise and working requirements.
  • The organisation’s expectations on the way to interact and talk with individuals, organisers and work colleagues.

  • Talk with prospects and colleagues in a transparent, concise and efficient method.
  • Deal with info in a manner that conforms to coverage and protects information.
  • Help with the event and preparation of sources and assist colleagues delivering periods


Skilled follow

  • The career’s coverage on equality and variety.
  • Good follow relating to session construction to encourage participation and inclusion whereas defending delicate participant info.
  • Sources for persevering with improvement. E.g. IOL Membership.

  • Actively encourage complete group participation and promote equality and variety.
  • Undertake actions to additional develop information and private abilities.
  • Replicate on personal efficiency and make refinements.


  • Present punctuality, diligence, dedication, and acceptable look.
  • Is enthusiastic for the organisations merchandise and dependable to the using organisation and model.
  • Actively respects the surroundings and encourages behaviours in others that preserves it.
  • Is encouraging in the direction of individuals and helps every individual to attain to their restrict.
  • Promotes on-going use of the outside and onward development.
  • Reveals a constructive perspective with all colleagues and all prospects come rain or shine.


Entry necessities 

Particular person employers may have their very own entry necessities, these will sometimes be present information and abilities referring to the actions they’re main on as coaching for these will not be included within the apprenticeship. It’s about coaching the apprentice to ship Outside Exercise periods, and the precise information and technical features required to allow that. As a result of nature of the work throughout the sector, employers will often require staff to be 18 years of age or above.


This apprenticeship will take 12 – 18 months.


Apprentices with out Stage 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking end-point evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language qualification is an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for these whom that is their main language.

Assessment date 

This normal will likely be reviewed after 3 years.

Skilled Recognition 

On completion, Outside Exercise Instructors could also be eligible to use to be Registered Members of the Institute for Outside Studying to assist their profession improvement and development.


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