Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWintec
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Students in this programme will learn to identify, demonstrate, and apply appropriate knowledge and skills of all outdoor environments and experiences. This programme will teach safe, effective leadership practices though outdoor rock climbing, caving, bush tramping, canoeing and kayaking, as well as alpine experience field trips.
Learning takes place in class and on field trips. Students will typically spend every second week on field trips, where they can put their learning into practice.
Students will need to equip themselves with a basic outdoor kit, including: sleeping bag, pack, boots, raincoat, and head torch.
Graduates of this qualification may be eligible to apply for full registration on the New Zealand Register of Recreation Professionals (NZRRP). Graduates may gain employment or become self-employed in paid or voluntary adventure tourism and guiding/instructional jobs, in areas such as: sea kayaking, rafting, caving, ski field activities, and canoeing..
Applicants are required to have completed:
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or