Outdoor Education Level 1

Outdoor Education Level 1 (Half Year) (L1ODEDH)

Prior Learning:
Future Pathways/Subjects: Further study at school and then within the outdoor industry itself is the natural progression from this course
Course limited to 20 students
This course is designed for students interested in a career in the Outdoor Recreation industry, or who want the personal development associated with taking on outdoor challenges. This semester course covers a range of outdoor skills, as well as teamwork, leadership, taking responsibility, independence and initiative.
Previous study only includes a willingness to act responsibly, develop personal organisation skills, and look out for the needs of others. Class time outside of school hours is required approximately once a week.


Version Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment Opportunities Offered
 90968 3 1 3 L1 Lit Physical Education 1.7 – Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities  Practical
 20137  1  1  1  Mountain bike on easy to intermediate terrain  Practical
 20152  2  1 1  Experience and complete abseiling sessions  Practical
 20210  2  1  1  Experience rock climbing Practical
 20818 1  1 2  Demonstrate kayaking skills on sheltered or slow-moving water  Practical
 489  7  2  3 Demonstrate sea kayaking skills on sheltered or slow-moving water  Practical


Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries