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Education options at the Y

At the Y Southland we endeavour to create an environment where every learner can learn in their own way, and bring their full selves and strengths to that environment every day.

From 2024, the Y Southland will have a range of education programmes available.

One of our key offerings is the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1

This free programme will give learners integral foundational skills that will support them as they progress in either further education or

The programme will understand and cater to individual learning needs, while being delivered in a supportive group environment.

We realise the importance of a holistic approach to learning. All learners will have access to pastoral support, and a free Y Southland gym membership while enrolled with the Y.

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Throughout the year we also offer shorter, vocational-based qualifications such as the Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate.

We take an inclusive lens across our education offerings. We know people learn differently and bring individual strengths, and will seek to create an environment where those strengths are supported and all learners are empowered to thrive.