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We offer programmes across in-demand Trades and Non Trades industries.

Our programmes offer NZQA Qualifications from levels 1 to 3 for school leavers.

Step Up NCEA Level 1

Gain A Great Qualification in 26 Weeks

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1 is the first stage of upper-secondary education, and serves as a foundation for further study and/or employment.

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Automotive Trades

Gain A Great Qualification in 26 Weeks

This certificate is designed for school leavers interested in a career in the motor industry. The qualification provides both generic and industry-specific skills covering the range of work roles available in the motor industry. It demands a level of performance that will enable new recruits to the industry to be immediately productive.

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Carpentry & Construction

Gain A Great Qualification in 40 Weeks

This is the first of two qualifications that form part of the BConstructive programme, designed specifically to provide a progressive pathway for students to integrate into a wide range of trade-related occupations. The design and content of this qualification is the result of extensive national consultation with secondary schools and tertiary education organisations.

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