Whanau Positive Futures

What is the qualification and what will I learn?

National Certificate in Education Achievement, Level 2, with a Vocational Pathway in Social & Community Services Sector (80 Credits)

You will learn a lot of really useful information that you and your family can use to get ahead.

Things like:

  • Budgeting
  • Communicating with confidence
  • Using a computer
  • First Aid
  • Getting a job
  • Plus, basic skills and knowledge in Child Care which will open doors to further education and/or career pathways

What are the fees for this programme?

There are no fees, it’s free! (Certain criteria apply)

When and where are classes?

Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday part time and are held at Te Heti Marae, 46 Hinau Street, Whanganui. The programme runs for 36 weeks and you can start anytime during the year.


I’ve got pre-school age children. What can I do with them while I’m at the course? 

They are welcome to attend the Te Heti Kohanga Reo next door while you study. They can be picked up from your home in the morning and dropped off in the afternoon.

What if I’ve never done any study before?

We have a wide range of people completing our programmes from all sorts of backgrounds. If you are concerned about whether this programme is right for you, please call or text the Tutor,  Mary Joblin on 027-696 1392 or call Training For You on 0800-438 848.  

What does the programme cover?

The programme has five modules made up of unit standards. Attaining these unit standards will provide knowledge and skills that will be a stepping stone to further education as well as being useful in your everyday life. 

What are the entry requirements for this programme?

You must:

  • Be over 16 years of age and not be enrolled at a secondary school or other tertiary organisation
  • Be identified as a domestic student (one of the following):
    • a New Zealand Citizen, or a New Zealand permanent resident currently living in New Zealand
    • a Cook Island, Niue or Tokelau citizen
    • an Australian 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
    • a refugee with refugee status who is directed to study as part of residency requirements.
  • Provide a birth certificate or passport as evidence of identity

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

What will I be able to do after this programme?

There are lots of different things you can do after you graduate with NCEA Level 2 qualification and it is a great first step on many education and career pathways.

How much time will I need to spend on study?

It does vary a little from week to week, and from person to person, but on average you might like to put aside about 4 hours for study and assignment work, each week.  

Are there exams?

You complete assignments and assessments throughout the programme. There is no end-of-programme exam.


For more information call or text Mary Joblin on 027-696 1392 or call Training For You on 0800-438 848