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Celtic Harmony

Celtic Harmony

Celtic Harmony in Hertfordshire provides a program of Prehistory experiences for schools and the local community.

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Why Channel Training?

So, you’d like to work as an outdoor instructor – and who wouldn’t? We think it’s the best job in the world – working with like-minded people in a healthy, positive environment, doing something that really matters. We totally believe that every individual should have meaningful outdoor activity woven into their daily lives and as an outdoor instructor you get to pass that message on every working day. But how do you get involved? It’s not easy to see how to become engaged in the outdoor and adventurous activities world. Well, Apprenticeships are here to help…

An Apprenticeship with an employer in our sector provides the very best start, with a training and development pathway that provides:

the right qualifications to do the job
support, networking and training to stay in the job
the right resources to develop and understand what your career can look like


  • Channel Training has been finding placements for Apprentices in our sector for over 10 years
  • We are the specialist provider for Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeships
  • Our staff are highly trained, experienced and committed to supporting your future in the outdoor industry
  • You will have a dedicated tutor and support 24/7 throughout the programme
  • A huge range of specialist skills and NGB training that is programmed in to your working hours
  • Excellent, intuitive learning platforms for study and assignment work
  • Our network across the country means you get to meet other
  • Apprentices working for different employers
  • Our careers advice and guidance is honest and helpful – we’re with you all the way and on to your next destination

How does it work?

With Apprenticeships at Level 2, Level 3 and Level 5 there are entry points for everyone and progression right to senior roles in the industry. 

What do you need to do? Check out our vacancies page for employers that are offering Apprenticeships. The employer provides the job and Channel Training provides the Apprenticeship. Each role is different – many are set in residential outdoor activity centres but you’ll also find vacancies in schools, charities, social or environmental projects and with holiday or recreation providers.

If you can’t find the vacancy you want but would like to work with a particular employer or organisation then let us know. We can contact them for you and make the enquiry.

You’ll need advice and guidance. Our team are on hand to help you every step of the way and if you’re unsure with the information on our website please drop us a message or call on the phone. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you and thanks for your interest in being an apprentice in the outdoor learning sector. You are awesome.


Lee Baker

Absolutely amazingly. I couldn’t have asked for a better job role, better mentors and just a better experience overall. Pushing to be the best OAI I can has also helped me refine who I am as a man, friend, partner and father too. Truly this past year has been one of exponential growth and discovery and it has already opened so many doors both soically, professionally and lifestyle wise. I am incredibly grateful for the experience and see it as just the beginning of a lifelong career and lifestyle.

Lee Baker

Completed his Level 3 at Boundless Outdoors in 2022


I left school at 16 with very few qualifications and not much of an idea of what I wanted to do with my life. I tried lots of different jobs but never really enjoyed any of them or found my calling.
I found out about LOPC through my daughter when she attended a session through her school. I later applied to do an apprenticeship after seeing it advertised and have never looked back.
I have achieved more than I could ever have expected. I’ve gained qualifications in water sports, climbing, first aid and so many more. I get the chance to work with different people every day, those with varying abilities and needs – this makes the role both challenging and extremely rewarding. I have had so much support from my colleagues at LOPC and also from Channel Training.


Apprentice at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre in 2019


After nearly a year on the apprenticeship it’s great to look back and see how much has happened in such a short space of time. I started a new job doing what I love to do and got to work with a great group of people who made me feel like part of the team straight away and I got to meet even more awesome people along the way.


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