Facilitating Adventure-related Experiential Learning


It is a known fact that we learn best outside of our comfort zones, managing the fine line between intentional peak adventure and misadventure is the primary outcome of this course.

Facilitating growth and learning by transferring learning in an adventurous setting is a critical skill and considered science.

With this course, students will qualify as facilitators. They will understand adventure education, challenge education and experiential learning. Utilising various real and artificial adventure activities to be able to reflect on experiences and transfer learning for application in diverse real-life scenarios.

This course is compiled from relevant South African and international research and will empower you with diverse skills necessary for understanding theoretical and practical applications of how to use the outdoors and adventure as mediums to facilitate thinking and behavioural change.



 After completion of the qualifications all students will:

  • Be in possession of a relevant qualification(s) tailor-made for the South African Experience Facilitation Industry part of The Outdoor and Adventure economy.
  • A unique South African certificate endorsed by the Adventure Institute (presented by no other entity in SA)
  • A National NQF5 Higher Certificate
  • An Internationally accredited module (University of Cumbria)
  • A minimum of 10 to 15 Unit Standards, and other secondary qualifications.
  • Multiple employment opportunities due to the diversity of qualifications.
  • Membership of the Outdoor Industry Association and Adventure Industry Association
  • Have access to workshops, special offers and presentations by the Outdoor and Adventure group
  • Have access to coaching and mentorship for as long as you are busy with your continuous professional development journey.
  • Have the opportunity for internship and job placement
  • Have links with international students and educators

Training Providers

Providers of programmes in partnership with the institute will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Be part of a unique national skills development initiative with international partnerships
  • Have access to all students registered with the Institute
  • Be a partner not a competitor of the Institute
  • Be part of a national resource network
  • Marketing opportunities

South African Economy

Providers of programmes in partnership with the institute will enjoy the following benefits:

  • A more specific, but also holistically skilled workforce
  • Standards and quality in the workplace
  • A positive drive towards employment
  • Community upliftment in partnership with Outdoor Industry Association
  • Stimulate productive application of our unique and world-class natural spaces and resources.

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The Adventure Institute offers a combination of diverse qualifications designed for the Outdoor and Adventure industry, packaged and endorsed to serve as industry benchmarks – a combination that no other training institute or University offers.