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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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Computing & Digital Media

Gain A Great Qualification in 40 weeks

This qualification is for people intending to pursue focused development in the skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed at NZQF Level 4 or above, within the context of a field of study or career pathway.

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Early Childhood Education

Gain A Great Qualification in 40 weeks

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who can participate in the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children in an entry-level carer role in a range of early childhood contexts, and/or who can proceed to further study.

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What Our Students Say

QES is a place where studying and learning isn’t a pressure, it’s not forced on you like it is in high school. The tutors never make you feel small, they interact with you, hang out with you and make everyone feel welcome.

Bianca Houia

QES Graduate

Early Childhood Education programme 

I’ve learnt a whole lot of things at QES which I am grateful for. They are helping me get the credits I need to finish my NCEA levels.

Jackson Peua

QES Graduate 

QES Step Up NCEA level 1 programme 


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