Field Studies Council

Working at different FSC locations in the UK

Field Studies Council (FSC)


Field Studies Council (FSC) is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. 

  •  Our Mission is to bring environmental understanding to all.
  •  Our Vision is inspiring environmental understanding through first-hand experience.

The FSC are recruiting Trainee Tutors as part of their Graduate Development Programme to work throughout FSC locations in the UK.

This Graduate Development Programme is designed to equip individuals with the skills and attributes to become Outdoor Education Tutors, building experience through the delivery of courses to an increasingly wide range of audiences also whilst working towards a nationally recognised Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship qualification.

During the programme each Trainee Tutor will be placed at a minimum of two FSC centres, each set in beautiful countryside, and will work and learn with likeminded people who have a great team ethic.

Accommodation will be available at the FSC learning location you are based. If you are resident a deduction is taken from your gross monthly salary, food will be provided during the course of your duties only.

You can find out more information about the FSC here.

During the apprenticeship programme you will have the opportunity to gain certification in:

  • Outdoor First Aid
  • Lowland Walking Leader
  • Learning in the outdoors (bushcraft) 
  • Food Hygiene 

The scheme will involve on and off the job training, professional development and assessment, and it is currently anticipated that the programme will be as follows:

  • 2 week Induction and Safety Training
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training  
  • Level 3 Award Learning in Beyond the Classroom  
  • Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid 
  • Level 3 Qualification in Lowland Walk Leadership
  • British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training Course

You can find a full Apprenticeship vacancy pack here.




Day to Day Duties:

  • Delivering active outdoor learning in a variety of environments, weather conditions and terrain
  • Delivering specific activities and teaching groups within standard / core courses
  • Supporting teaching staff in course delivery, involving welcoming groups and preparing classrooms, workrooms, resources, equipment, IT and vehicles
  • Supporting in the delivery of community and outreach environmental projects
  • Being part of an FSC duty system that provides 24-hour cover


Skills and qualifications:

  • DesirableSome experience in outdoor activities
  • DesirableSome experience with working with young people
  • DesirablePrevious customer experience
  • DesirableWorking within a team
  • Essential – Educated to degree level in Science, Geography, Environmental Studies, Maths or a closely allied discipline
  • Essential – Experience of and enthusiasm for being in the outdoor environment
  • Essential – Have completed or be working towards Level 2 in English & Maths
  • Essential – Must be a resident of the UK for the last 3 years
  • EssentialA passion for personal development through outdoor activities. We really value lived experiences. This might include your experiences as a member of a minority community or how your life experiences have shaped you.

Key Expectations:

The expectations of every employee that we regard as essential include:

  • A positive and passionate work attitude
  • A desire to show pride in all aspects of their work
  • A flexible approach with a willingness to adapt to changes
  • An ability to work using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member
  • An ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • Always treating others with courtesy, dignity and respect
  • A commitment and contribution to improving FSC’s environmental performance
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges

      Essential Details:

      The post is offered at the apprentice salary of £6,708 per annum for the first year, and will then rise to the equivalent of the national minimum wage rate appropriate to the post holder’s age thereafter.

      Working Hours: 30 hours per week over the 53 week period. This role requires weekend and bank holiday working, early starts and evening working – all on a rota basis, we will require flexibility in working hours during peak times.

      Closing Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021.

      Possible Start Date: September 2021

      To Apply

      If you are interested in participating in a Graduate Development Programme with an internationally respected organisation enthusing and inspiring people of all ages about the natural world through first-hand experience, then we look forward to receiving your application!

      To apply for these apprenticeship positions and for full job descriptions please APPLY HERE

      If you have any queries regarding this Apprenticeship Scheme please call Lizzie Chaplin Brice on 01768 779601.  We look forward to receiving your application in due course.