This programme is designed for youth to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes required to pursue a career or further education in emergency services, fitness or security. The programme offers learners National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 aligned with Social and Community Sector vocational pathway.
NCEA Vocational Pathways (Active Careers) (Level 2)
26 weeks full time
NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident
Kelston, Papakura, Mangere
The programme is aimed at young people who want pursue careers that are active in nature like fire, police, security and sports. The programme has a practical, hands-on focus covering unit standards in emergency response, security and sports along with communication skills, numeracy and literacy. Learners will gain NCEA (Level 2).
This programme consists of unit standards relating to the following areas:
• Recreation and Sports;
• First Aid;
• Interpersonal Communication;
• Literacy and Numeracy.
• NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.
• 16-19 years of age at the time of commencing study.
• Not hold NCEA level 2 or similar qualifications.
• Enrolment is also subject to an interview process.
This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) (Level 3), New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 3) or other qualifications at level 3 in social and community sector.
This qualification can lead to entry level roles in social and community sector including fitness assistants, security personnel or emergency services.
What are the benefits
Active Careers is a taster programme that provides a pathway into the many professions that are active in nature, such as firefighting, police, security, and sports. You will be challenged to go beyond your perceived capabilities, as tutors support your mental, physical, and emotional growth. Participation in our combination of sports and recreational activities will teach you new physical skills, whilst also instilling positive personality characteristics such as self-confidence and leadership.
Energetic individuals will enjoy the various physical training activities in our positive, dynamic, and fun environment, while getting the health benefits of a good workout. Apart from building and maintaining your own fitness, you will feel motivated to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of your community; helping others to make health-enhancing choices. The best part? You get to spend time with like-minded people who enjoy fitness as much as you do, and forge lasting friendships.
Learners gain NCEA Level 2 while also having a taster of the many active careers like fitness, security, and firefighting.
This is a full-time programme that runs Monday to Friday, helping to prepare you for entering the workforce or further studies once you graduate.
Eligible youth learners will have access to additional support like travel allowances, safety gear and uniforms.
"It's not just class room based, we get to go out and do things."