West Coast Trades Academy

Adventure Leadership

Some of the very best learning in life comes through challenging your personal boundaries and training to work well in difcult situations.

Get outdoors, get active and have fun while you learn a wide range of outdoor skills. At the same time the Adventure Tourism Leadership programme allows you to develop your personal leadership style, enhance your communication skills, and determine your contribution to creating a high functioning team.

These personal and social skills are not only critical in today’s world of work they are transferable to any career path you choose to take. During the Level 2 course you will experience mountain biking, caving, sea kayaking, rock climbing and camping, and in so doing, gain valuable credits at NCEA Level 2. The Level 3 course builds on existing outdoor skills allowing students to become more confdent and skilled in diferent outdoor environments and wilderness emergency response situations.

Key details

Credits:Level 2: - 18 credits at Level 2
Level 3: - 18 Credits at Level 3
Duration:This is a 2 year programme
Timetable:4 x four day block courses (includes overnight)
Starts:2 intakes per year. Dates TBC
Ends:TBC
ProviderWhenua Iti Outdoors in Tasman/Nelson

What you will learn:

Level 2

Level 3

Uniformed Services (Level 2) and Adventure Tourism Leadership (Level 2) provide pathways onto this Level 3 programme. Students with equivalent experience in the outdoors can also be accepted onto the Level 3 course.

Employment Options:

Further Study Options:

  • Check out the 2024 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor

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