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About the programme

The Outdoor Experience Level 2 course encompasses a variety of outdoor recreation and industry credits, achieved both onsite at Wintec Rotokauri Campus and in the field within an hour of campus. Students will complete a 32-week programme and participate in activities like canoeing, hiking, navigation, rock climbing and abseiling. Students will also learn about the weather, team building, life skills, first aid, kaitiakitanga, risk management and adventure tourism. By using the surrounding environment, we will take a place-responsive approach to connect the students with the Waikato area while providing them with challenging and exciting new experiences. 

Vocational pathway: Service sector

Programme code: YP1509

Programme modules: Exercise Science

NCEA Level: Level 2

Number of credits: 31

Criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA programmes must still attend secondary school and keep up with their normal school work. The unit standards achieved in WTA will count towards NCEA Level 1,2 or 3

Duration of programme: 32 weeks, February to November

Programme structure: One day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term

Location: Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and if applicable covered by WTA

Further details: www.youthguarantee.net.nz​

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. See your careers advisor​

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec code
425Experience day tramps
623SP00425
431Navigate in good visibility on land
623SP00431
444Demonstrate basic rock-climbing movement
721SP00444
467Demonstrate personal and social development
523SP00467
6401Provide first aid621SP06401
19425DKO industry standards and legal requirements for adventure activities
322SP19425
20157Demonstrate the use of basic rope systems
223SP20157
20159Gather and apply weather information222SP20159
20819Demonstrate canoeing skills123SP20819
22015Design and construct clothing or equipment 126SP22015
24727Impacts of tourism on the physical environment223SP24727
25459Provide first aid for young children421SP25459
 Total NZQA Credits  31