Adventure Leadership (L2)

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

Participants have the opportunity of completing 5 Level 2 NCEA credits on this programme.

This programme will introduce students to the outdoors in a fun and supportive environment, where they will be encouraged to overcome various challenges to build their knowledge and confidence for future independence in the outdoors. The programme will run as a four-day block, supported by our skilled instructors.

The activities offered on this programme could be camping, tramping, navigation & bush skills. Students do not need prior experience in the outdoors to take part and all adventure equipment is provided. A great attitude and a reasonable level of fitness is all you need!


Unit NoTitleLevelCreditsVersion
9677Communicate in a team or group which has an objective2311
26249Demonstrate skills for an overnight tramp222

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 is a great pathway into 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.

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Key Components:

  • Adventure

Open to:

16 - 18 year old's

NCEA Level:
5 credits at Level 2


4 days / 3 nights


Overnight expedition format


Whenua Iti Outdoors and local wilderness areas


$75* for students from Marlborough, Tasman, Nelson & West Coast

 $950 for students from outside of region

Additional Costs if Required: $50 pp — Airport Transfer fee

*Programme is heavily subsidised with thanks to MYD


2024 –  no current dates available

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*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.


  • 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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