Thriftwood Scout Campsite

Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor - Advanced (Level 3)

Thriftwood Scout Campsite (Employer)

Channel Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £154.80
36.0 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
53 weeks (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Outdoor activity instructor (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
5 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Thriftwood Scout Campsite & Activity Centre are looking to recruit 2 outdoor activity instructors for a 12-18 month Apprenticeship starting in September 2021.


Thriftwood provide adventure for all within 96 acres of idyllic woodland, with both land and water based activities all year round.

This is a live in position.

As an outdoor activity instructor at Thriftwood Scout Campsite & Activity Centre you can look forward to:

  • Delivering land and water activities to a wide range of customers from aged 6 upwards.
  • Instructors deliver taster sessions through to progressional courses.
  • Living on-site as part of a team of apprentices and volunteers.
  • Woodland based campsite and activity centre.
  • Being close to Amenities and National Rail Line.

While working at Thriftwood Scout Campsite & Activity Centre you could obtain the following qualifications:

  • 2 Day ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid
  • Safeguarding training and certificate
  • Manual Handling (ITC Level 2 Award in safe moving and handling)
  • ITC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the workplace
  • COSHH Training
  • Customer Care Training
  • Prevent Training


  • British Canoeing 2* / Discover / Explore
  • British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)
  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course


  • Climbing Wall Instructor Award Training
  • Mountain Training Hills Skills Training
  • A range of NGB awards dependent upon individual and employer aspirations

Day to Day Duties:

  • Preparing activity sessions
  • Delivering activity sessions
  • Assisting in the running of the centre, facilitating the customer’s needs
  • Checking and maintaining equipment
  • Cleaning and preparing residential facilities
  • Site maintenance

Future Prospects

Using the experience gained on the Apprenticeship to gain a summer instructor position at Thriftwood or moving on to a new centre either within Scouting or the wider sector.

Reality Check

This is a live in position.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Some experience in outdoor activities
  • A passion for personal development through outdoor activities

Qualities Required

  • Outgoing
  • approachable
  • well presented
  • friendly
  • committed
  • enthusiastic
  • independent
  • fit and keen to learn

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSE’s or equivalents at A*-C/9-4

Training Provided

  • Level 3 - Outdoor activity instructor
  • Full training to be provided
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