- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Argentina, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Nepal
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Program Length: Academic Year, Other
- Start Month: September
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
This is an accelerated, practical immersion program, which offers a unique pathway from training to employment in the outdoor industry. It offers an unparalleled combination of training, qualifications and mentored transition from practitioner, to leader, and then to instructor, with quality industry experience. The true zero to hero program, for those with the determination, drive and aptitude to explore, grow and succeed.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This program is for high school leavers, university graduates who are seeking a rewarding developmental break year that will provide skills and experience that will transfer powerfully into their future study or career success.
Alternatively, those seeking unparalleled preparation and entry into the Outdoor Education, Adventure Guiding, Advanced Qualifications such as Mountain Guiding or Tourism have hit the holy grail of academic, practical and experience primed training.
Career break? Career change? Then you are one of the large proportion of students we see every year, and promise this will be a great fit for you, and offers a fantastic way to take that time out, reset, rediscover self, and develop in ways you hoped you would, but didn't know how.
Pure Exploration programs have in the past been about utilising the outdoor classroom to teach people about becoming their best self. Among those who join us, we have recognised that many are specifically looking for the key skills and experience to hit the ground running and land a dream job. This program has been in the works for a number of years, and now seems like an important and useful time for us to help people gain career building quals and experience.
WHAT WILL I GET?
To be ready for Industry, specifically industry ready for a broad range of quality work, that is rewarding and diverse, individuals need to have training and qualifications relative in level to the type of work they wish to be employed in. They also normally would need demonstrable work experience, with the quality of the work experience being an important factor, and a logbook that demonstrates a high degree of ongoing professional and personal development and training.
This program is designed to offer accelerated, immersion in the industry, to produce a high-quality employment candidate, at a level of experience and proficiency that makes a genuine range of quality outdoor technical work available to them.
The Outdoor Instructor Program is delivered over an average of 46 weeks, in 3 semesters of 13 weeks. This 39 weeks of learning and development, which will see you transition through:
- Personal skills, knowledge and attitudes
- Leader Awards
- On the Job Training & experience
- Facilitated personal logbook development
- High quality Instructional and educational work experience
- And, finally Instructor Level 1 qualifications
PLEASE NOTE - YOU WILL NEED TO PASS EACH SEMESTER TO PROGRESS TO THE NEXT ONE.
By the time each semester ends, you will be craving some downtime with friends, family and loved ones. But the skills and incredible locations you visit on the program will have you itching to get back into the hills in no time, back to hanging with your new crew, stretching your comfort zone, and frothing to learn more!
THREE SEMESTERS - GLOBAL LOCATIONS!
You can complete this program entirely in New Zealand, or opt to take your first and third semesters in Nepal, Patagonia, Iceland or India/Thailand!
This means, you could use this program as a way to not only get qualified, but explore the mountains on a round the world adventure!