Full time Professional Outdoor Instructor OR004

In Dorchester

£ 499 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Dorchester

Description

Ideal for those who are serious about starting a career in outdoor adventure. This course also offers a constructive opportunity for students taking a year out before entering Higher Education. Relatively little time is spent in the classroom and the emphasis is on practical work to develop leadership skills, organisational abilities and land and water'based activities. From Easter the course.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Dorchester (Dorset)
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DT2 8PY

Starts

On request

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Course programme


Professional Outdoor Instructor OR004
QualificationNVQ in Sport, Recreational and Allied Occupations: Activity Leadership
Qualification Level
Level : 2
What do these levels mean?

Duration :3 whole days + 2 half days/week for 24 weeks, followed by 11 weeks work experience (full time)

Times :To be confirmed

Dates :7.09.09 ' 2.07.10

Run by : Outdoor Education and Sports Leadership Department.
Tutor : John Purse

Awarding Body
City & Guilds

Is it right for me?
Ideal for those who are serious about starting a career in outdoor adventure. This course also offers a constructive opportunity for students taking a year out before entering Higher Education. Relatively little time is spent in the classroom and the emphasis is on practical work to develop leadership skills, organisational abilities and land and water'based activities. From Easter the course continues in the work place at an outdoor adventure centre, in the UK or France, where you will be employed on the same conditions as other staff while gaining an invaluable season leading outdoor adventure.

What qualifications will I need?
Enthusiasm. Reasonable level of experience in a range of outdoor pursuits. A proven commitment to working with young people. The ability to work independently and as part of a group. Either BCU 2 Star or RYA Level 2 dinghy sailing. Minimum four GCSEs at Grade E, including English. Must be at least 18 years old.

What will I be learning about?
  • Preparing and running activities, both land and water'based.
  • National Pool Lifeguard
  • First Aid
  • High Ropes Leaders Award
  • National Navigation Award
  • Expedition Experience
  • BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
  • BCU Personal Skills Awards
  • RYA Dinghy Sailing Award (With the opportunity to achieve a RYA or BCU Instructor Award.)

What is involved?
24 weeks at Kingston Maurward plus 14 weeks working in an outdoor adventure centre.

Where will it take me?
Employable as a multi'activity instructor. Work within recreation and holiday industries where the ability to organise groups is a key requirement.

What else does the course include?
  • NARS Pool Lifeguard Qualification,
  • First Aid (see under 'What will I be learning about?' for more)

What materials are required?
Appropriate outdoor clothing. Technical equipment (if owned)

What is next?
  • Advanced Professional Outdoor Instructor
  • Foundation Degree in Outdoor Adventure Management
  • Apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?
Practically and through an evidence based portfolio for the NVQ, evidence based portfolio and multi choice test for Key Skills and practically plus logbook experience for the NGB Industry Qualifications.

How much will it cost?
£499

Full Time Further Education
Your learning is FREE if you are a UK or EU student, aged under 19 years on 31st August in the academic year you start your course.

Money Matters
Notes
Key Skills are compulsory for under 19 year olds.

Full time Professional Outdoor Instructor OR004

£ 499 + VAT