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FREE practical courses for 16-19 year olds. Gain qualifications in a range of exciting industries!

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We have six tertiary campuses across the South Island of New Zealand.

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Youth Service - helping young people get into education, training or work-based learning.

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We nurture and promote values such as respect, honesty and integrity.

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Small class sizes mean we see you as an individual not just a number.

It's about your needs...

The outdoors & adventure is incorporated into all of our training programmes.

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You'll get qualifications, practical skills and confidence to pursue your chosen career.

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Our tutors are passionate about their subject, love to teach and really know their stuff.

Our teaching is rated as excellent...

About Youth Guarantee

We are excited to offer 16-19-year-olds a variety of hands-on, practical tertiary training programmes for FREE.

Students are able to finish their education in a non-school environment that provides the support they need to succeed.  
Students will graduate from a Youth Guarantee programme with NZQA qualifications at level 1, 2 or 3 and the skills and confidence they need to move into further education or work.  Places are limited so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Youth Guarantee Offers You:   It's for 16-19-year-olds who:
  • the skills & confidence to move onto further training
    or enter the workforce
  • the opportunity to train in a specific industry-related area
  • face to face learning with small class sizes
  • nationally recognised qualifications at Levels 1-3
  • tertiary study without a student loan
  • individual support and guidance aimed at helping you succeed
  • have made a start towards NCEA
  • want a change from school or a new challenge
  • want to learn practical skills
  • want to enrol in a full time programme for a year
  • are new to tertiary education
  • are New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents

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