NCEA Vocational Pathway in Hospitality (Level 2)

This programme is designed for youth to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes required to pursue a career or further education in the hospitality sector including cookery.
The programme offers learners National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 aligned with Services Industries vocational pathway.

Key Info


Level 2


26 weeks




NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident


Kelston, Papakura, Mangere,


Zero Fees

Course Details

The programme is aimed at young people who want to pursue a career in the hospitality sector. The programme has a practical, hands-on focus covering unit standards in cookery, barista and hot beverage skills, food safety and food service along with customer service, numeracy and literacy. Learners will gain NCEA (Level 2).

This programme consists of unit standards relating to the following areas:

• Food safety
• Preparation of hot and cold beverages including espresso coffee
• Providing table service
• Preparing fruit and vegetable cuts and salads
• Preparing food by frying, baking, poaching, boiling, steaming, grilling and roasting
• Preparing and presenting basic sandwiches
• Preparing jams
• Interpersonal Communication;
• Literacy and Numeracy.

Zero Fees

• 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.
• Limited spaces might be available for eligible adult learners, contact us for more information.


This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) or the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3).


This qualification can lead to entry level roles in hospitality sector like café worker, barista and kitchen hand.

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What are the benefits

This programme is designed for youth enabling them to achieve NCEA level 2 in a hospitality industry context.

The programme provides a lot of practical, hands-on learning, covering food safety, beverage making, customer service and cookery skills.

This is a full-time programme which generally 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.

Students testimonials

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Teachers are friendly and kind! I enjoyed this course because I get to cook and bake for the teachers and learn more about hospitality. It is rewarding to see teachers enjoy our creations.


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