Build on a love of the outdoors by learning technical and practical outdoor skills in a team environment.
*Thanks to funding from Top of the South & West Coast Trades Academies this course is being offered free in the October Holidays & in December to local secondary students in response to lockdown. Enrol via this page or via your school’s Trades Coordinator. Limited places available.
Participants have the opportunity of completing 9- 11 Level 2 NCEA credits on this programme.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your school holidays on an Adventure Leadership programme with Whenua Iti! You will come away with a base of technical and practical skills for future independence on outdoors adventures. The programme will focus on two of the following outdoor disciplines: sea kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving or bush skills. Selection of activities is dependent on the time of year and weather considerations. Students will have a great experience meeting new people and exploring the beautiful outdoor environments of Te Tau Ihu.
This course curriculum is equivalent to 50% of the Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programme – Adventure Skills Development Level 2.
*Programmes will be offered at Level 2 (under current guidelines). If levels change to Level 3 or 4 at time of programme start a full refund will be given to fee paying students
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.
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
Interested in earning NCEA credits outside the classroom? We offer a range of fully funded Trades Academy Programmes during the school terms.