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Foundations Skills (Level 2)

LevelLevel 2
Level16 weeks

Love sport? Our foundation course is the best starting point to get an introduction into the sport, recreations and fitness industries. Free* for 16-24 year olds.


In this action-packed foundation course, you’ll get to meet others who love sport just like you. We’ll help build your confidence in preparing you with study skills, work-readiness, and self-management in a fun and supportive environment.  

You won’t be stuck in a classroom all day! You’ll be busy working with your hands, learning outdoors, in our on-site campus gyms and one on one with your tutors.  

You’ll get to go on field trips, learn about diverse cultures and have a sense of self by working on a community project, giving you a chance to give back to the community around us.  

Our Level 2 foundation course will help you gain entry to any of our Level 3 courses. 


During this course you will:

  • Explore what you can study next 

  • Start preparations to become work ready 

  • Learn how to write your own CV 

  • Develop self-management skills 

  • Build your confidence 

  • Take part in a community project 

  • Learn about different cultures 

  • Get to tailor to your learning styles 

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  • Aged at least 16 years old before the start of the course.*

  • You must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency 

*15 year olds who hold Ministry-approved early exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.


You can attend this course for free if you are aged 16-24 and meet the course entry requirements. This course is part of the government led Youth Guarantee Programme.  

Under the Youth Guarantee you may also be eligible for financial support to cover the following. Talk to us for more information.  

  • Gym access 

  • New Zealand Institute of Sport T-shirt 

  • Travel allowance 

  • Course related field trips 


  • Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here

  • Course costs for International students are available here


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website. 


If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances. 

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

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Career Opportunities

  • Further study at Level 3

  • Junior Sports Assistant





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