Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil – However Level 2 Outdoor Education is an advantage.

Level 3 Outdoor Education offers a practical based programme that allows the learner to build on skills learnt in the Level 2 Outdoor Education programme. It also introduces new skills that will challenge all learners. Areas of learning include:

1. Outdoor pursuits, including sea kayaking and archery

2. Planning, running, and leading outdoor experiences

3. Developing practical leadership skills through a range of outdoor pursuits & experiences

4. Developing practical based personal and interpersonal skills that will allow learners to push themselves past their comfort zones

Units we cover:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Bush Survival
  • Adventure Based Learning - Leadership
  • Coaching Archery
  • Planning and running an outdoor activity
  • Archery Performance

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.