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Construction Level 2 (Youth Guarantee)

Take the first steps towards a career in the construction industry.

Youth Guarantee programmes are FREE* and a great way to learn practical skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or you're planning on leaving school.

Largely practical in nature, based around simple construction projects such as: furniture making, painting and decorating skills, basic plastering and other hands on activities.

At the completion of the programme you'll have the basic capabilities needed to pursue further education or employment.

*Funding availability dependent.

You’ll receive Ara Credits for this programme. Ara credits are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand.

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Fees advised on Enrolment

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study if you have left school or are intending to leave school & you have not achieved the equivalent level NCEA qualification at school

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

This programme can lead you into a range of careers such as joinery, furniture making, painting and decorating, carpentry or plasterboard.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you can enrol in further study in your chosen trade, either alongside employment (apprenticeships), or full time pre-trade study.

Recommended school subjects

  • Technology
  • Woodwork
  • Design
  • English
  • Mathematics

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Introduction to Construction YG

PART-TIME - 26 Weeks

Take the first steps towards a career in the construction industry.

Type Youth Guarantee
Code NZ2862
Ara Credits 60
Level 2
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2862-CONY
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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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