Adventure Tourism Leadership (L2)

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

Course Aim

The Adventure Tourism Leadership – Level 2 programme provides students with a broad base of technical and practical outdoor skills. Each week of the programme will focus on a different outdoor discipline, students will have the opportunity to complete a week of; sea kayaking, rock-climbing, caving and mountain biking.

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.

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

Course Outline & Assessments:

Course outline including academic learning objectives: Adventure Tourism Leadership Level 2

For course specific assessments talk to your school Trades Academy coordinator or email

Related Courses & Pathways

Use links below to explore related courses and pathway options:

To view all Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programmes and a pathway diagram go to further resources section below.

Getting to know people and getting the chance to lead and push myself through things I normally wouldn’t get through – Adventure Tourism Leadership Student

Further resources

| Secondary School Programmes |  Download our full programme brochure

| Trades Academy Programmes |  Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) Trades Academy options

| Programme Pathways Diagram|  WIO Trades Academy programme pathways

| Adventure Tourism | link to Careers NZ Tertiary Training and Career information

Key Components:

  • Adventure
  • Tourism
  • Trades

Open to:

Year 12-13 students

NCEA Level:
20 credits at Level 2


Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)


Residential block course format (includes overnights)


Tasman / Nelson


Zero cost to students. Funded by the Ministry of Education.


Intake 1:
Week 1:  9 – 12 March
Week 2:  6 – 9 April
Week 3: 11 – 14 May
Week 4:  2 – 5 June

Intake 2:
Week 1: 16 – 19 March
Week 2: 6 – 9 April
Week 3: 4 – 7 May
Week 4: 8 – 11 June

Mid-year intake: Dates and funding to be confirmed.


Dates may be subject to change.
Some academic objectives may change to align with assessment changes.


  • 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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