NCEA Level 2 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Martin

Recommended Prior Learning

Nil but, due to the nature of the course, numbers are limited.  Where required, attendance and behaviour from previous year will be used to determine placement.

Outdoor Education is a Level 2 course designed for students who have a passion for outdoor activities. There is no entry requirements other than a willingness to take part in physically demanding outdoor activities which are a compulsory part of the course.

Using a range of local resources this course would allow students to gain 17 credits in a range of outdoor settings. Students would learn a range of life skills such as teamwork, leadership, self-management, self-responsibility etc.

The course will involve some co-construction with students and therefore activities and standards cannot be predetermined.

Possible activities are tramping, camping, navigation, ABL, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, sailing and rock climbing.

This course does not lead to a University Entrance approved subject.

Field trips: To be confirmed.


Physical Education & Health

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The course is curriculum based so trip costs are covered by the school. For overnight trips there is an optional koha to cover accommodation costs.

Pathway Tags

Teaching, Fitness Industry, Sports Coaching, Sport and Recreation, Armed Forces, Police, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist, Nursing, Medicine, Law, Politics, Social Sciences, Education, Diversional Therapist, Psychologist, Acupuncturist, Ambulance Officer, Anaesthetist, Biomedical Engineer, Chiropractor, Clinical Coder, Community Karitane, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician, Dental Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Environmental Health Officer, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Health Promoter, Massage Therapist, Midwife, Natural Health Therapist, Nursing Support and Care Worker, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Pathologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physician


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.