Adventure Skills Development (L3)

Develop your outdoor adventure skills on this programme – experience a variety of disciplines while on group outdoor expeditions in local national parks.

Please refer to our Covid-19 Response page for updated information on programme requirements.

Participants have the opportunity to complete 15 Level 3 NCEA credits on this programme.

The Adventure Skills Development course is a multi-activity, residential, adventure training programme. Activities can vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions, your programme could include a mixture of sea-kayaking, tramping, rock climbing or caving.

The course will provide you with skills in bush survival, navigation and cooking in the outdoors. You will explore the wilderness of Te Tau Ihu – Top of the South Island, a perfect multi-adventure platform to build up your outdoors expertise.

This course is for you if:

  • You love being in the outdoors
  • Are involved or want to be involved in adventure racing
  • Want to put your best foot forward to achieve NCEA
  • OR are simply keen to inject adventure into your holiday

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Duke of Edinburgh

You might like to consider counting a your Adventure Skills Development course towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award! This international award is considered the leading youth achievement award – we can help you plan your award training & assessment. Find out more….

There is an additional cost of $50 to cover Award administration and you must be enrolled in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award before you go on a programme – we can help get you started with this, please contact us.

Related Holiday 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

| Holiday & Award Programmes | Download our brochure

| Safety First | Find out more about our safety policies

| FAQs | Find answers to most commonly asked questions

| 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:
15 Credits at Level 3

Duration:

9 days / 8 nights

Delivery:

A series of 3 x 3 day expeditions

Location:

Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks

Cost:

$2200* pp
*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:

2022
4 – 12 October FULL WAITLIST ONLY
18 – 26 October FULL WAITLIST ONLY

Notes:

Cost includes all transport ex Nelson, 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. An airport transport fee of $50 will apply.
Optional 15 credits at Level 3

Awards:

  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • NCEA

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Qualified Instructors

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

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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.

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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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