Adventurous Experiential Learning Facilitation Certificate

Ever wondered how to infuse creativity into the way experiences are structured for different people, personalities, and skill levels? Imagine creating an environment where participants not only grow but also eagerly anticipate the next challenge, pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones with excitement. This course is all about blending solid theoretical foundations with hands-on, practical activities. From ice breakers and creative problem-solving initiatives to obstacle courses, ziplining (where possible), archery, artificial climbing walls, and reflective practices – we’ve got it all covered.

By the end of this course, you’ll emerge as a qualified facilitator, well-versed in experiential learning which will include adventure education, challenge education, and reflective learning. You’ll be equipped to use a mix of real and artificial adventure activities to reflect on experiences and apply your learnings in various real-life situations.

Drawing from both South African and international research, this course is designed to arm you with a diverse set of skills. Get ready to understand the theory and practical applications of leveraging the outdoors and adventure to stimulate thought processes and drive behavioural change. It’s time to empower yourself with the tools you need for a meaningful journey into facilitation through the world of adventure!

Who is this course for:

This course is for any person working with youth, community school teachers, adventure camp facilitators, human resources development officers, youth pastors, or any other person looking for a qualification in the Facilitation of Adventurous Experiential Learning.


Day 1

Theoretical Foundation (online session)

To understand ethical conduct and its application in business, community and adventure practice.
Understanding neurocognition.
Understand diverse teaching and learning theories.
To understand foundational theories like Adventure, Experiential Education, Challenge Education, Risk, and many more as important components of an inclusive discipline.

Day 2

Programme and person

Whole-brain Facilitation: understanding yourself, and other people, inclusive relationships, diverse thinking, and strategies for how to work with different clients.
Adventure Applications: how to distinguish when and how to utilise the best Recreation, Education, Development and Therapy for Adventurous Outcomes.

Day 3


Facilitation: how practitioners become facilitators utilising adventurous experiences in an adventurous setting, reaching the client’s objective.
Reflection: the theory of analysing and looking back and looking into experiences to make more sense of them.

Day 4

Application of theory 

Ice breakers, problem-solving activities (nature, art, drama, etc).
Artificial Wall Climbing, Archery – Inspection, presentation, application, safety.

Day 5

Selection of activities 

Technical and Facilitation application – initial assessment.

This qualification is recognised by:

SA Adventure Industry Association (SAAIA). Graduates will receive a one-year free membership to SAAIA.

Graduates will have the opportunity to register for other Adventure Institute modules at a discounted rate.

We are registered as an Adventure Recreation Association (ARA) training provider.
*Police clearance assisted (at an additional fee).

The cost includes: Manual, Full accommodation and catering for 4 nights.
Transport is not included, Qualification certificate after assessment.

The event is finished.


Jun 03 - 07 2024


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VCSV Kijk In De Pot
1206 Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch
Adventure Institute


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