Electrical Engineering Trades Level 2 (Youth Guarantee) Electrical Engineering Trades Level 2 (Youth Guarantee)

A-Z study guide
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Electrical Engineering YG

ProgrammeFull time – 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Electrical Engineering YG Advised on enrolment

Programme code



February, July

Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road

For more information

Email engagement@ara.ac.nz

Programme Content

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.

*Funding availability dependent.

Programme Credits

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

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please

  • An Admissions and Enrolment form

Application Documents

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
  • Maths
  • Technology
  • Physics
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