Level 3 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Jackways

Recommended Prior Learning

14 Credits in NCEA level 2 Physical Education and/ or Outdoor Education or combination thereof. A good level of physical fitness. If a student has an interest in the outdoors/ adventure tourism and a satisfactory level of achievement in Science and English, an exception may be made after consultation with the HOF.

This course has a strong practical component. Students will train for and perform in a Tough Guy competition, undertake a rock-climbing trip, complete a two night survival exercise, learn about weather patterns, go canyoning and complete the Tongariro Crossing. Students will also learn single rope technique within the context of caving.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet and listen to outdoor education providers and learn about career pathways within the industry.  Please be advised changes may occur to the programme depending on the availability of outside providers and NZQA’s approval to assess. Some trips undertaken in this course may run on a Sunday to minimise the impact on other curriculum areas and maximise the benefits of the outdoor experience.

Course Overview

Term 1
Survival skills-Survival trip
Tongariro Crossing- speak to a known audience

Term 2
Caving- single rope technique
Weather patterns
Tough Guy Challenge

Term 3
Rock Climbing


Physical Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


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