Outdoor Activity Leadership Apprentice

Welsh Government
Swyddfa'r Urdd, Unit 14, Cardiff Business Park Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen Cardiff CF14 5GF
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate

Job Details

About the apprenticeship


The aim of the post will be to support and lead on various activities, and contribute to the day-to-day running of the Outdoor Programme in South Wales.

Main duties and responsibilities:
1. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all the training offered.
2. The apprentice will need to organise and lead sessions and clubs with local schools/youth groups.
3. It will be necessary to work with department staff to undertake outdoor activities and training for schools, clubs or the community.
4. In order to gain qualifications in the outdoor sector, the apprentice is expected to practise outside normal hours of the prorgramme. In addition to formal outdoor qualifications, in-house training is given on all the various activities of the prorgramme e.g. team building, problem solving, orienteering, Duke of Edinburgh Award training.
5. The apprentice is expected to work flexible hours - the times of activities will vary. The apprentice is expected to work overnight at times.
6. The apprentice is expected to undertake other duties outside the programme's activities such as storing and maintaining equipment, cleaning vehicles and keeping the office/stockroom tidy.
7. The apprentice is expected to gain experience at the Urdd Centres (Glan-llyn, Llangrannog and Cardiff) over the course of the apprenticeship.

Additional information

As part of the apprenticeship, training will be offered to the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake all the training offered.

The successful candidate will undertake an Activity Leadership Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework.

The framework includes the following qualifications:

• NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership (QCF)
• Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Outdoor Working
• Level 2 Certification of Employment Rights and Responsibilities
• Essential Skills Level 1

In addition, the additional training is provided below:
• Safeguarding Children Course
• First Aid Course
• Health and Safety
• Drug Awareness In Sport
• Reflective Practice
• Various other workshops including mental health
• Specific Outdoor Qualifications

A large percentage of the training takes place in the workplace and within workshops and organised during working hours. However, apprentices are expected to complete pieces of out-of-hours coursework on a regular basis. All apprentices will have access to a work laptop to do so.

The Apprenticeship Department is delighted to be able to offer special support for all apprentices to succeed. Although pieces of written work are part of the course, this should not be a barrier to applicants and we are able to make adjustments and offer additional support where appropriate.



i. Carrying out this job will require a driving licence and a car, or the ability to travel fully flexibly and independently.
ii. It will be necessary to be able to speak and write in Welsh in order to carry out this post, but we welcome committed Welsh learners
iii. A number of relevant training courses will need to be followed for on-the-job development
iv. The applicant must be aged 18 or over

v. Experience of working with children and young people would be an advantage
vi. Experience of leading activities will be of benefit
vii. Experience of participating in outdoor activities will be of benefit
viii. Understanding of the aims and objectives of Urdd Gobaith Cymru




Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Urdd Gobaith Cymru

• NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership (QCF) • Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Outdoor Working

About the employer

Swyddfa'r Urdd, Unit 14, Cardiff Business Park
Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen
CF14 5GF

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

To be confirmed


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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