Cuffley Active Learning Centre

Cuffley Active Learning Centre

Apprentice Outdoor Instructor


This is a 13-month apprenticeship aimed enthusiastic, motivated people with a desire to start a career in the vibrant and rewarding outdoor learning sector.

You will be starting your role as an Assistant Instructor – and after a comprehensive training programme and development period you will gain the knowledge, experience and qualifications required to become an independent instructor leading your own groups. You will learn how to operate to a highly professional and safe standard, to create a challenging, fun and educational environment providing equal opportunities to all.

You will be required to assist in the facilitation of a range of activities including high ropes, climbing, orienteering, archery, shelter building / fire lighting and much, much more. The focus at Active Learning Centres is on utilising our wonderful natural environments in providing high quality outdoor learning that creates opportunities for visiting young people to develop their essential skills, builds character and promotes wellbeing. This post will also allow the apprentice to work across numerous areas of the wider ALG business group that may include working with our sister companies such as Bushcraft, Camp Wilderness and Super Camps.

In order to gain a thorough and all-round knowledge of activity centre-based work you will also be provided with opportunities to work in our other centres delivering mountaineering and water-based activities, where you will have the chance to expand your personal skill set, leading to further NGB’s and greater employment opportunities.

To find out more please visit the Active Learning Centre website.



Cuffley Active Learning Centre, Carbonne Hill, Cuffley, Hertfordshire, EN6 4PR


Day to day duties:

  • Assisting with the activity programme, leading to the delivery of activities independently or as part of a team.
  • Setting up and de-rigging of activities.
  • Preparing and delivering equipment to activity sites.
  • Accounting for and being responsible for equipment used in the Centre’s activity programme
  • Ensuring that equipment is safely cleaned and stored in line with the centre’s equipment usage policy.
  • Reporting of accidents/incidents in line with the Centre’s H&S policy
  • Liaising with customers and other members of staff in a positive manner
  • Being supportive of your fellow instructors.
  • Attending staff meetings and end of course de-briefings

Desirable skills and qualifications:

  • GCSE grade D/3 in functional skills in Maths and English (or be working towards level 2 in Maths and English) is essential.
  • Experience of working/being in an outdoor environment
  • Experience of outdoor activities, either leading or participating
  • Membership of any outdoor groups (Scouts, DofE, activity clubs)
  • Experience of working with young people.
  • Experience of working throughout a busy day
  • Understand how to behave in a professional setting with customers and colleagues.


Personal qualities:

Outgoing, trustworthy, honest, approachable, well presented, friendly, committed, enthusiastic, an independent learner who is keen and has a positive can-do attitude.

You should be well motivated with a desire to improve and develop both your personal skills and those skills required to facilitate and deliver safe and educational adventurous activities.


Future Prospects:

Possible Outdoor Instructor role at the end of term as well as roles available at our other centres.

Essential Details:

Annual salary: Earn up to £11,751

Working Hours: 40 hours (annualised) – weekly hours will vary (long summer/ short winter hours) with work being 5 days in 7

Open to under 18s? No, 18+ only due to safeguarding, accommodation and DBS requirements


Closing Date: 13th March 2024

Interview Date: March 2024

Possible start date: 1st April 2024

To Apply:

Apply directly on the Active Learning Centre website here or email your CV and a cover letter to Emma Nolan at

For any queries about the role please contact Emma Nolan: / 07912 210693