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NZIS partners with schools all over the country to deliver school holiday Gateway programmes. Have fun during your school holidays and gain extra NCEA Level 2 and 3 credits.


Why choose our Gateway programme?

Our Gateway programmes provide a perfect introduction to the recreation, health, fitness or sports industries and give you a taste of what tertiary study would be like.

Our Gateway programmes includes:

  • Practical and classroom sessions
  • Work placements
  • Guest speakers
  • Fitness fun 

And much more! 

What you will learn

Sports, Fitness & Recreation (Level 2)

  • Demonstrate, instruct and monitor static stretching
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic skills and rules at a beginner level for a sport
  • Communicate in a team or group which has an objective

Sports, Coaching & Officiating (Level 3)

  • Plan beginner level coaching sessions for sport participants
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of ethics, injury prevention and the protection of athletes, coach and others in sport coaching
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sport rules and regulations while officiating in a competitive sports event.


Course Costs

Sports, Fitness & Recreation (Level 2)
$250 + GST per student 

Sports, Coaching & Officiating (Level 3)
$250 + GST per student

2021 Intakes


  • 19-23 July 2021
  • 4-8 October 2021 


Both courses will run every school holiday break and can be personalised to suit the groups attending.


Our Gateway programmes are offered at our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch campuses*

*Regional student demand determines specific Gateway programme offerings in each location. For more information, please contact your nearest campus.

Entry requirements

  • Must be currently studying at secondary school
  • Year 12 students are eligible to join the Level 2 Gateway programme
  • Year 13 students are eligible to join the Level 3 Gateway programme.