Are you interested in coaching and working in the outdoor sector?
The Urdd offer apprenticeships in the Outdoor sector across the Country, giving an opportunity for apprentices work and train with the Urdd’s experienced staff.
What is the scheme?
The Outdoor Apprenticeship Scheme offers an opportunity for individuals over 17 years old to earn professional qualifications and experience within the Outdoor sector. We have a team of experienced assessors to guide learners through the course and to ensure they succeed. It’s a flexible and varied scheme that can be adjusted to suit the best technique of learning for you and your working pattern.
You can complete the apprenticeship internally with the Urdd, meaning being employed by the Urdd as a member of staff and working in the Llangrannog and Glan Llyn residential centre, but you can also complete the apprenticeship and continue with your current job (an external apprenticeship).
The scheme is suitable for individuals who carry out outdoor sessions / activities or are eager to do so.
We have many external apprentices who work in outdoor centres across Wales. It’s a great opportunity to offer professional development to the workplace, and to offer something exciting to your staff. The scheme is offered across Wales.
What is the difference between an internal and external apprenticeship?
Simply, an internal apprenticeship is when an individual is employed by the Urdd directly. We have opportunities across Wales to be an internal apprentice.
An external apprenticeship is when you already work in a job where you work with children and young people and complete the course as you continue with your job.
Who can take part and what's the expectations?
Internal Apprenticeship: Individuals over the age of 18 can take part and we have opportunities across Wales. We expect you to have an interest in the outdoors and ready to work with children and young people. The applicant will also need to travel independently from place to place along with the job’s requirements.
The successful candidate will spend time developing with the Urdd Outdoor Activities Department. There will be an opportunity for every apprentice to learn from experienced staff and lead activities from a high standard for children and young people.
External Apprentices: The scheme is suitable for individuals over the age of 18 who work with children and/ or young people who carry out physical education/ outdoor activities or are eager to do so. The individuals must be working for 16hours+ per week.
We are always looking for new individuals, schools and centres to take part. We have many external apprentices who work in schools as classroom assistants who want to develop their skills and earn qualifications. We also have external apprentices who work in outdoor centres and sport centres, in dance schools and other specific sports. It’s a great opportunity to offer continuous professional development for your workplace, and to offer something exciting for your staff. The scheme is offered across Wales.
Which qualifications will you complete?
We offer numerous different frameworks to go with your circumstances/job, including:
- Level 2 Activity Leadership Apprenticeship
- Level 3 Sports Development Apprenticeship
- Level 3 Outdoor Programmes Apprenticeship
- Level 3 Supporting Learners and Teaching in School Sports and Physical Education Apprenticeship
Our apprentices also receive a package of additional qualifications that are tailored specially for the individual.
What's the nature of the work?
The main things expected for the apprentice to do is carry out and lead activities for children/ people who attend the residential centres/ centres/ locations.
The Urdd offer hospitality (free of charge) near the centre for learners who lives too far to travel daily.
How to apply for an internal apprenticeship?
Usually, the apprenticeship starts in September, and we accept applications between March and May. To apply you will need to complete the application form by sending it to us before the closing date (the closing date varies from year to year). Check if there are opportunities in your area now by clicking HERE.
How to take part in an external apprenticeship?
If you or your organisation are interested in taking part in this great opportunity, contact us by filling in the form below!