Foundation Skills Level 1

Foundation Skills (Level 1)

Foundation Skills is a pattern found in Maori culture from weaving and carving.

Foundation Skills has significant spiritual and educational meanings. The steeped pattern symbolises levels of attainment and advancement and the growth of tāne and wāhine, striving ever upwards and for betterment.

It represents the process of scaffolding (knowing your ākonga ) as ākonga are provided with a framework and support to enable them to acquire new skills and knowledge, and consolidate these before attempting the next challenge.

*Quality Education Services (QES) is a trading name for the registered Private Training Establishment Skills Update Training and Education Group (Skills Update). Your enrolment is with Skills Update and your qualification is issued by Skills Update.

Course Details ​

Key Info


Level 1


20 weeks full time


60 Credits


NZ Citizen or Permanent resident




Zero fees


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Ko te pae tawhiti, whāia kia tata. Ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tina.

Seek out distant horizons and cherish those you attain.

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