Proposed Apprenticeship - Outdoor Learning Specialist
Employers and IOL are now biding to Government to create further Trailblazer Apprenticeships appropriate for more complex roles. A project working group have developed the role profile and duties for the occupation of Outdoor Learning Specialist. It is set at Level 5 and expected to take two years to achieve. To begin this apprenticeship, employees will be expected to be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours of an Outdoor Activity Instructor.
The broad purpose of an Outdoor Learning Specialist is to develop and deliver activity and outdoor learning programmes that provide progressive learning and change in the outdoors.
In order to make a submission to develop the standard we need wider input and support. We are seeking to gain this and your input via a survey here – with a deadline of the 6th of February. Please read through the Outdoor Learning Specialist role profile and duties and share your views and suggestions by completing the survey. Without the input and support of the sector the project can’t go ahead and meet the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) deadlines.
To enable the sector to access fit for purpose funded training, please complete the survey by the 6th of February.
We will collate all responses, and if there is enough support from across the outdoor sector the Trailblazer Group will make a formal submission to the IfATE for permission to develop the apprenticeship standard. If that is successful and the Apprenticeship Standard is subsequently approved it could be ready for delivery late 2020/early 2021.
Work to date has been employer funded and led by: Outdoor Apprenticeships Project Manager - Neal Anderson (IOL), Outdoor Apprenticeships Trailblazer Group Chair - Mark Lavington (PGL), Outdoor Apprenticeships Trailblazer Design Group - Marc Oakley (Outward Bound), Janine Maddison (Field Studies Council), Dr Roger Hopper (Heatree Activity Centre).
Employers, education/training organisations and other interested parties are asked to contribute. All contributions are welcome, and all contributors will be named as contributing supporters