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Outdoor Experience (Level 2)

About the programme

The Outdoor Experience Level 2 course encompasses a variety of outdoor recreation and industry credits, achieved onsite at our Rotokauri Campus. Students will complete a 31-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: WTA001

Programme modules: Exercise Science

NCEA Level: Level 2

Number of credits: 25

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: 31 weeks

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

Location: Rotokauri Campus (campus maps).

Cost: Free to the student.

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

Further details:​

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

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits
22015Design and construct clothing or equipment for use in the outdoors
32843 Demonstrate knowledge of how personal contribution influences group functioning in an outdoor activity123
32840 Demonstrate knowledge for preparation of an outdoor activity123
32848Demonstrate paddling skills on moving water122
24727 Describe and compare impacts of tourism on the physical environment323
19425 Demonstrate knowledge of the industry standards and legal requirements for adventure activities322
32847Demonstrate kaitiakitanga in outdoor education122
20157Demonstrate novice rock climbing and belaying skills on Ewbank Grade 12 and above322
32835 Demonstrate knowledge of maps, survival skills and weather in the outdoors123
4573 Communicate in the outdoors using two-way radio722
 Total NZQA Credits  24

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