This course serves as a pathway to further studies in Outdoor Recreation and Adventure and possible career opportunities. The course also develops personal skills, group dynamics and challenges.
Students study first aid, bushcraft, mountain biking, snow craft, sea kayaking and gain Level 2 and 3 credits.
The course allows students to take part in extensive tramps, sea kayak and mountain bike ventures as well as tasting trips above the bush line in snow conditions. Aspects of these pursuits are also studied in relation to risk management, safety and related theory.
Acting Head of Department: Martin Love
Fish and Game
The course is developed around hunting and fishing in the Nelson area. Students will be gaining confidence and general understanding in this environment. The big emphasis will be on hunting and fishing ethics and safety in the outdoors.
This course delivers a programme of classroom and practical assessments with a focus on a range of outdoor activities. It covers snorkelling, tramping, bush-craft, navigation and leadership.
Head of Department: Gordon McKenzie