Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre

Uniquely positioned close to the picturesque Plymouth Sound, for the perfect outdoor education setting.

Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre

Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth are looking for 4 apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructors for a 12-18 month Apprenticeship Standard to start in April 2021. This amazing centre is positioned close to Plymouth Sound and offers plenty of exciting activities.

The centre delivers a huge range of land and water based activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, rock climbing and gorge walking. For full details see their website.

While working at Mount Batten you will have opportunities to work towards the following qualifications

• 2 Day ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid

  • Managing Health and Safety in the Outdoors

• HSQE Safeguarding Children certificate

• HSQE Manual Handling Awareness

• HSQE Award in Health and Safety in the workplace

• HSQE COSHH Awareness

  • HSQE Fire Safety Awareness

• Customer Care Training

• Prevent Training


• British Canoeing 2* / Discover / Explore

• British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)

• British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course

In-house training:

  • British Canoeing Stand up Paddleboard Discipline Support Module
  • British Canoeing Bellboat Helm
  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader
  • Royal Yachting Association Powerboat Level 2


  • In-house training within Rock Climbing & Abseiling, Soft Archery, Slack-lining, Orienteering, Navigation.

• A range of NGB awards dependent upon individual and employer aspirations

You must be committed to developing a career working with young people in the outdoors.

Day to Day Duties:

  •  Assisting with activities
  •  Assisting with the cleaning and maintenance of equipment
  • Liaising with customers and other members of staff

Skills and qualifications:

  • Some experience in outdoor activities
  • Desirable – 5 GCSEs A*- C / 4-9
    Essential – Have completed or be working towards Level 2 in English & Maths

Future Prospects:

  • Advanced qualifications
  • Full Time instructor role
  • Links with other outdoor providers, centres and clubs.

Essential Details:

Hourly rate: Apprentice National Minimum Wage

Working Hours: 30 hours per week on an annualised contract including weekend and evening working. Expectation is that apprentices will work more hours during the summer peak season and fewer during the spring and winter training periods.

Age: 17 years old and over

Closing Date: 7th April 2021

Interview Date: 9th April 2021

Start Date: 26th April 2021

To Apply

If you wish to apply, please complete the application form and return it to

Any questions please contact Karen at Channel Training on 01643 708715