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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 – Level 2 & 3
  • 4-8 October 2021 – Level 2 & 3


  • 19-23 Jul 2021 – Level 2 & 3
  • 04-08 Oct 2021 – Level 3
  • 11-15 Oct 2021 – Level 2

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.