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Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners with optional strand in Skills for Working

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Gain skills to assist you to be a productive citizen of Aotearoa.

As well as learning how to self-manage your participation in social, cultural, family/whanau and community situations, this course will support you to seek further skills and knowledge to improve your educational and employment pathway. Once you've completed the four core courses in the first year, you can return for another six months to study two additional courses which will give you specific skills for the workplace.

This programme is Open Entry.

In addition you need to:

Attend an interview.

  • Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via a referee report
  • Provide evidence of a learning disability (intellectual disability), This may be from a psychological assessment or referral from a medical practitioner, needs assessment service or educational provider.
  • Must be aged 18 years or over at the programme start date. Note Entry to the optional Skills for Working strand is only by approval of the programme leader.

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of communication in English or New Zealand Sign Language that allows them to participate in the programme.

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

With this qualification, your employment opportunities may include working in aged care facilities, cafés, supermarkets, warehouses, fast food outlets or as a gardener or advocacy support.

Study pathways

This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) or other qualifications at levels one and two. These can lead to further study in a specific area, e.g. hospitality, retail, trades.

New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Gain skills to assist you to be a productive citizen of Aotearoa.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2853
Credits 75
Level 1
Additional Equipment/Fees Stationery, field trips, travel costs associated with work placement in optional strand
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2853-STRU
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you need to:

Attend an interview.

  • Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via a referee report
  • Provide evidence of a learning disability (intellectual disability), This may be from a psychological assessment or referral from a medical practitioner, needs assessment service or educational provider.
  • Must be aged 18 years or over at the programme start date. Note Entry to the optional Skills for Working strand is only by approval of the programme leader.

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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