New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Sports & Indigenous Culture YG.xml New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Sports & Indigenous Culture YG

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Sports training

ProgrammeFull time – 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Sports & Indigenous Culture YG Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

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Programme Content

If you love playing sport, and have a keen interest in Maori and Pacific Island language and culture, this programme is for you

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

If you're interested in keeping fit and healthy and you have a thirst to learn more about Māori and Pacific language and culture, you're a perfect candidate for this course.

Your study will include: fitness training and coaching practice; anatomy and physiology for athletes; an introduction to physical activity, lifestyle and health; personal and leadership development; Nga toi Māori and Pasifika language.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

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
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Application Documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you can turn your passion for sports into a profession. Chose to study further and specialise in personal or team training, gym management, sports promotion, physiotherapy or sports medicine. Other options include education, broadcasting and media, or coordinating community and social development initiatives.

Study pathways

Once you've completed this programme you can continue study into Level 3 Toa Sports, other Level 3 programmes or enter the workforce in entry-level roles.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Te Reo Māori
Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
12352 Describe aspects of one’s own lineage, heritage and cultural identity 6 7 7
7266 Pānui i ngā tuhinga kōrero mō tētahi atu (Read and understand stories / reports / narratives about other people) 7 8 8
7262 Whakamāramatia ngā kōrero me ngā mahi a tētahi atu (Explain the korero and speak about the actions of somebody else). 7 8 8
91336 Analyse group processes in physical activity 2 3 3
91330 Perform a physical activity in an applied setting 3 4 4
9677 Participate in a team or group which has an objective 9 3 3
7123 Apply a problem solving method to a problem 6 2 2
467 Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in adventure based learning 5 3 3
7118 Manage own learning programme 5 3 3
26624 Read texts with understanding 3 3 3
10781 Produce a plan for own future directions 5 3 3
12383 Explore career options and their implications 6 3 3
8824 Research a topic using oral, visual and written sources, and evaluate the research process 6 3 3
91332 Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group 2 4 4
91335 Examine the implementation and outcome(s) of a physical activity event or opportunity 2 3 3
91236 Evaluate factors that influence people’s ability to manage change 2 5 5
91334 Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity 2 3 3