Career Start: Health & Education 

NCEA Level 2, Vocational Pathway in Social & Community Services - NCEAP5 (84 Credits)

If you are passionate about working with people and want a career in the health or education sectors, then the Career Start: Health & Education programme is for you!

"Containing a wide range of transferable skills means graduates of this programme can seamlessly move onto further qualifications, and fast-track their career" says tutor, Amy.

Programme details

We run our classes Monday to Thursday, 9am – 3pm. Our campus at 144-152 Ingestre Street is an easy walk from the bus or there’s parking available. Our programme runs for 20 weeks so you have the opportunity to get qualified by July 2017!  

Semester 1:

  • Programme Starts - 13 February 2017
  • Programme Ends - 7 July 2017
  • Break - 14 April to 23 April 2017

Semester 2:

  • Programme Starts - 24 July 2017
  • Programme Ends - 15 December 2017
  • Break - 2 October to 8 October 2017

Entry criteria

You must be over 16 years and no longer at school. 

You must also be one of the following:

  • a New Zealand Citizen, or a New Zealand permanent resident currently living in New Zealand
  • or a Cook Island, Nuie or Tokalau citizen,
  • or an Austrailian citizen who is currently living in New Zealand, or an Australian permanent resident who has a returning resident visa and is currently living in New Zealand
  • or a refugee with refugee status who is directed to study as part of residency requirements

AND not have an existing qualification at Level 2 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) 

Please note that you will need to provide a birth certificate or passport as evidence of identity and age on enrolling. 


Students who undertake work placement in an Early Childhood or Healthcare environment must receive a satisfactory police check to be accepted onto the programme. Applicants will be provisionally enrolled until this is received, at which time Training For You will determine if a student is eligible to be fully enrolled.

Why should you do this programme?

  • It's fees free! (Certain criteria apply)
  • You will attain the National Certificate of Educational Achievement, Level 2, with a vocational pathway in Social & Community Services.
  • Our tutors are passionate, experienced and supportive
  • Our learners have fun AND get great qualifications!
  • Our central campus is purpose-built and well equipped
  • We are an award-winning, NZQA Category One training provider.

Call us on 0800 438 848 or for more information. 


Training For You 
144-152 Ingestre Street, Whanganui
Free Phone 0800 GET T4U
Local Phone 06 349 0047
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