This qualification is for individuals who are able to lead, mentor and educate developing leaders, guides and instructors in specific outdoor recreation activities, as well as instruct and/or guide participants in high-hazard and/or technically complex environments.
Confident, inspiring and accountable, senior outdoor leaders are the wellsprings of knowledge in the outdoor recreation industry. They draw on their comprehensive and hard-won experience, understanding and skill, to oversee both participants and other outdoor staff, and lead, guide and instruct in outdoor settings that may range from safe and familiar to risky, complex and changeable.
This qualification is designed to be delivered on-the-job in the great outdoors.
Completing this qualification will further extend the instructional competence of graduates who already hold extensive applied instructing experience in dynamic, multi-hazard outdoor activities.
Implementing and reviewing policies and systems to manage risk and safety for an outdoor activity operation within the parameters of an organisation's safety management system
Applying specialised technical knowledge and experience to manage the provision of outdoor recreation activities in a range of dynamic environments
Selecting and applying a range of pedagogical principles and practices to educate individuals in the instruction and/or guidance of a range of technical competencies for specific outdoor activities.
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.
Keen to become a senior outdoor leader? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the outdoor recreation industry.
If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.