Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course offers learners an introductory experience into the world of Outdoor Education. Learners will develop new skills in a range of experiences. Areas of learning include:

1. Outdoor pursuits, including sea kayaking, rock climbing, tramping, camping, high ropes and archery.

2. Planning, running and leading junior learners within the school.

3. Experiencing and developing practical leadership skills through a range of outdoor pursuits & experiences.

4. Developing practical based personal and interpersonal skills in a range of experiences.

Through these experiences learners will develop valuable life-long skills such as communication skills, team work, confidence building, trust, and personal and social responsibility. This course leads on to Year 13 Outdoor Education.

Units we cover:

  • Adventure Based Learning
  • Camping 
  • Tramping
  • Navigation
  • Leadership
  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes
  • Archery Performance
  • Sea Kayaking

Learning Areas:

PE, Health and Outdoor Education

Career Pathways

Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Automotive Technician, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Sports Coach/Official, Professional Sportsperson, Hunter/Trapper, Recreation Co-ordinator, Signmaker, Tour Guide

Course Costs and Equipment

$325 – This covers all accommodation, transport, equipment hire, instructors, and other expenses created by outdoor education trips (food not included)


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.