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Didn’t enjoy school? Not sure what you want to do in the future?

This is the Ultimate alternative to school!

Our FREE 19-week Ultimate course offers the opportunity for you to earn credits towards NCEA Level 1, gain your learner drivers licence and try out a range of practical study and career tasters.

In just 19 weeks you’ll be job ready, have some amazing experience, a New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) and an opportunity to do further tertiary training.

About This Course

Ultimate Gives You the Opportunity To Gain:

  • A driver’s licence
  • Embedded learning in games
  • Credits towards NCEA Level 1
  • Barista skills
  • Food preparation and cash handling skills
  • Safe use of quad bikes and tractors

To help in gaining employment and equip you for life beyond school, you’ll also cover personal financial planning, computer skills, writing CV’s… and that’s just the beginning.

Taught in a fun environment, you will experience a range of career tasters. These tasters may vary between campuses but include such things as: coffee making barista skills, safe use of quad bikes, early childhood skills, security forces training and much more.

Most graduates go on to higher study with us where they can gain credits towards their NCEA Levels 2 and 3.


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Key Information


New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1)


Level 1


60 plus credits towards NCEA Level 1

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

19 weeks (including 1 week break)

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

For students aged 16 to 19, with some places in Hamilton for those aged 20 or older.
No previous qualifications at Level 1 or above.

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available Yes
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Student Fees FREE (conditions apply)

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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Course Documents

Career Opportunities

Barista - Kaiwhakarite Kawhe

Baristas prepare and serve coffee and other hot beverages to cafe, coffee shop or restaurant customers

Further study

Now that you have realised how valuable learning is, and how capable you are, opportunities exist within both Trainme and Vision College to continue your journey towards the employment goal you have. Check out our websites for more details.

Retail Sales Assistant - Kaiāwhina Hokohoko

Retail sales assistants help customers pick out goods, and collect payment for purchases.

Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Auckland 3 June 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Auckland 8 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Auckland 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Christchurch 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Hamilton 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Pukekohe 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Christchurch 5 August 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Hamilton 5 August 2019 $0.00 Unavailable

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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