This suite of qualifications is for outdoor recreation professionals who wish to develop their high ropes skillset.
Outdoor leaders are fit, friendly and highly-skilled. They use their practical skills and knowledge to plan and lead life-enhancing outdoor experiences for all participants. Their training and know-how means they are always ready to manage changing conditions and keep people safe.
Below is the qualification pathway for High Ropes. For more information on the full outdoor leader qualifications, click the links below each level, or scroll down for more information on the High Ropes strand!
These qualifications are designed to be completed in the great outdoors, through a mix of online learning and hands-on practical training.
At least 10 days' experience of high ropes (4 hours' duration or more) with at least 5 of those days as a high ropes leader or assistant leader.
At least 30 days' experience of high ropes (4 hours' duration or more) with at least 20 days' experience of instructing
Instruction experience can be as an assistant instructor or co-instructor.
Trainees must hold the Level 5 (Instruction) certificate before they can be assessed for the Level 6 certificate
At least 80 days' experience of high ropes (4 hours' duration or more) of instructing high ropes activities
Instruction experience should include instructing or co-instructing on at least 3 different sites.
The Leader (Level 4) programme is made up of the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 30689||Demonstrate knowledge of the leadership role in outdoor recreation activities||L4||5 credits|
|Unit standard 31546||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of traversing and high ropes climbing activities||L4||15 credits|
|Unit standard 31547||Plan, prepare, organise, lead and evaluate traversing and high ropes climbing activities||L4||20 credits|
|Unit standard 30690||Plan and prepare for leading an outdoor recreation activity||L4||15 credits|
|Unit standard 28510||Demonstrate knowledge of and operate under a framework of kaitiakitanga in outdoor recreation||L3||5 credits|
The Instructor (Level 5) programme is made up of the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 30688||Demonstrate knowledge of instructing within an outdoor recreation activity||L5||20 credits|
|Unit standard 31548||Plan, prepare, instruct, and evaluate high ropes activities||L5||25 credits|
|Unit standard 31549||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safety and emergency procedures for a high ropes course||L5||15 credits|
|Unit standard 30685||Plan and prepare for guiding or instructing a specific activity in dynamic outdoor environments||L5||15 credits|
|Unit standard 30686||Facilitate awareness of kaitiakitanga while operating in the outdoors||L5||5 credits|
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.
Keen to take your rope skills to new heights? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the outdoor recreation industry.
If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.