Construction Level 2 (Youth Guarantee) Construction Level 2 (Youth Guarantee)

A-Z study guide
NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills (Construction) Level 2

ProgrammeFull time – 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Introduction to Construction YG Advised on enrolment

Programme code



February, July

Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road, Timaru - July only

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Programme Content

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.

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 complete:

  • An Admissions and Enrolment form

Application Documents

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
  • Maths
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