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Activities Instructor

Activities Instructor

“If you are a thrill-seeker who likes to get the most out of people, this could be the job for you.”

Activities Instructor

Outdoor activities instructors take people on outdoor trips like hill walking, climbing and canoeing. If you are great at motivating and encouraging people, and you love outdoor sports, this job could be perfect for you.

To do this job you should have good communication and people skills. You'll need to be able to remain calm in difficult or dangerous situations. You'll also need to be able to deal with challenging behaviour.

Employers will look for skills in at least one outdoor activity - although the more activities you can offer the better. If you want to work with children or young people you will need Criminal Records Bureau clearance.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • high level of competence in the activities you will be leading
  • improved organisational skills
  • patience and the ability to inspire confidence and give encouragement
  • a responsible attitude and awareness of health and safety
  • improved communication and people skills

Your future

  • over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • 99% of Sport and Adventure students moved forward into a positive destination including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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