Adventure Leadership (L2)

Build on a love of the outdoors by learning technical and practical outdoor skills in a team environment.

Participants have the opportunity of completing 4 – 6 Level 2 NCEA credits on each block of this programme.

This programme is a fantastic opportunity to introduce students to the outdoors through a variety of disciplines in a fun and supportive environment, where they will overcome various challenges to build their knowledge and confidence to promote future independence on outdoors adventures. The programme will run as four one-week blocks. Students will have a great experience meeting new people and exploring the beautiful outdoor environments of Te Tau Ihu.

Students can enrol on one or multiple blocks for 2022:

Block 1Sea KayakingL26 credits17 – 20 October
Block 2Rock ClimbingL24 credits25 – 28 October
Block 3Mountain BikingL25 credits31 Oct – 03 Nov
Block 4CavingL25 credits07 – 10 November

Learning Objectives

Students will have the opportunity to achieve academic learning objectives that contribute to their National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) and develop crucial personal and social development skills.

This curriculum for each block is equivalent to 25% of the Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programme – Adventure Skills Development Level 3.

Personal and Social Development Objectives:

Personal and social skills are transferable to any chosen career pathway and are considered essential skills by employers.

  • Increasing willingness to learn
  • Understanding and assuming personal responsibility
  • Developing belief in self and increasing confidence
  • Developing a positive attitude
  • Recognising and developing potential
  • Developing resilience skills (coping with challenge and change)
  • Developing positive communication skills

You will leave this course with a bunch of new friends and on an adventure buzz! Check out our latest adventures on Facebook and Instagram.

Related Programmes

Other Programmes:

Interested in earning NCEA credits outside the classroom? We offer a range of fully funded Trades Academy Programmes during the school terms.

Further resources

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| Gear Lists | Go to our Downloads page to find a generic gear list

| Experiential Learning | Find out more about the philosophy that underpins our programmes

Key Components:

  • Adventure

Open to:

16 - 18 year old's

NCEA Level:
4 - 6 credits at Level 2 per block


4 days / 3 nights


Overnight expedition format


Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks


$950* pp (per block)
*Funding may be available to students from the Top of the South and West Coast regions. Please enquire.

Additional Costs If Required:
$50 pp – for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award admin fee
$50 pp – airport transfer fee


Dates to be confirmed.


*Cost includes all transport within the programme, food, equipment, tuition, adventures and fun!
Payment plans are available, please ask.
Airport pick up/drop off can be coordinated for those from out of the region.


  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • NCEA


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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