Ultimate 2.0

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Ultimate 2.0 follows on from Ultimate to further equip students with the necessary skills for basic employment or further study. Over 19 weeks, students can gain a New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) and credits towards NCEA Level 1 and 2.

This course is designed for students continuing on from Ultimate, or 16-19 year olds who already have NCEA Level 1 and are looking for a course that will provide them with valuable life skills, employment skills, and a look into the different career and study options they can work towards. Students who complete both levels of Ultimate have the opportunity to finish with two Foundation Skill qualifications and even achieve NCEA Level 1 and 2 in just one year!

About This Course

Following on from Ultimate, Ultimate 2.0 also includes further career and study tasters to help you decide what career you may want to work towards, and further learning you can take to get there. These tasters vary between campuses, but may include business technology skills, barista training, early childhood skills and much more!

Ultimate 2.0 includes a combination of classroom and practical learning. There is a focus on generic business and technology knowledge, as the skills you will gain are very useful for a wide variety of higher-level study and employment opportunities. Throughout the course, you will also cover the topics of; learning and communicating ideas, interpersonal communication, document handling, finance management and problem solving, as well as job and workplace fundamentals.

Upon completion of our Ultimate courses, students can pathway onto higher study with us. The Level 3 Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) is a direct pathway for this course, as students will have completed a course taster and several units around the topic of business technology. Successful students of Ultimate 2.0 may also meet the requirements for some Level 5 programmes. Graduates can also move into entry-level work involving customer service or administration.


Pending NZQA approval. Dates are subject to change.

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Key Information


New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)


Level 2



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

19 weeks + 1 week holiday

Entry requirements

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

For students aged 16 to 19.
No previous qualifications at Level 2 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

Retail Sales Assistant - Kaiāwhina Hokohoko

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

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.

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Campus Start Date Domestic International *

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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Ultimate 2.0

We can provide free transport/travel allowance for students aged 16-19 at our North Island Campuses.

For students who live close to campus we can provide travel allowance to cover the cost of public transport.

For students who live far from campus we have free pick up and drop off each day.

Contact us for more information on which option you would be eligible for as some conditions do apply.


We have a range of courses that students can pathway onto after completing Ultimate! Depending on the campus they attend, students can move onto BizTech (Business Administration), Early Childhood Education, Web Development and various other courses.

Our tutors help to plan their next study goals, and move towards a career they will enjoy. They will also be able to suggest other courses at different institutes that will take a student on the right path. Over the course, students will also learn valuable skills that will help students if they choose to find employment after the course.

Ultimate gives students the opportunity to learn in a relaxed environment through alternate methods of learning that most high schools don't use. Students spend 6-12 months exploring different career and study options, and learning important life skills that will help them in the future - all while covering literacy and numeracy. In just a year students will have a level 1 or 2 qualification, credits towards NCEA Level 1 and 2 (and maybe even Level 1 and 2 completely), and valuable experience they will take with them on their next journey.

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