West Coast Trades Academy

Outdoor Leadership

Have you completed the West Coast Trades Academy Outdoor Leadership Level 2? Or do you have current experience in outdoor recreation or leadership?

Here’s an opportunity to challenge yourself at a higher level in an exciting environment and enhance your teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

You will build your technical skills operating in the bush, rock, whitewater and alpine environments. It will also give you a sneak preview to the higher level Outdoor Education programmes at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.

You will be instructed by Tai Poutini Polytechnic Diploma students under the supervision of experienced outdoor education tutors.

The programme will be delivered in block programmes of between 4 to 5 days at a time where students will go to a learning location for their training such as the Arnold River for kayaking, Temple Basin for mountaineering, and the Abel Tasman National Park for sea kayaking with their outdoor tutors.

Key details

Credits:28-34
Duration:This is a 1 year programme
Timetable:5 Residential block courses
Starts:February 2018
Ends:November 2018
ProviderTai Poutini Polytechnic

What you learn:

Transferable skills such as enhanced:

Specific skills such as:

Employment Options:

Further Study Options:

  • Check out the 2018 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor
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