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Electrical Engineering Trades Level 2 (Youth Guarantee)

Take the first steps towards a career in the electrical industries.

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.

This programme provides the opportunity to gain basic electrical skills and knowledge prior to an apprenticeship or employment in the trade. It's also a good grounding for work in the security systems and audio industries. The programme covers: electrical theory, legislation and regulations, testing and safety, first aid, basic electric motors, basic use of tools, and numeracy and literacy for the electrical industry.

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.

*Funding availability dependent.

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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

On completion of this programme you can move into an electrical apprenticeship.

Study pathways

Further study can be undertaken with national certificates in electrical engineering, electronics technology, electronic security and industrial measurement and control.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Physics

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Electrical Engineering YG

PART-TIME - 26 Weeks

Take the first steps towards a career in the electrical industries.

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