Full Time Programmes
We know not everyone learns the same way. That’s why the Y has developed real, practical, work-based learning to help you complete your NCEA Level studies with us. Our courses will not only support you to achieve NCEA qualifications, but you’ll also get an idea of the career you want to develop.
Our staff are experienced in supporting learners from all walks of life. Our facilities are diverse, providing a huge range of opportunities to engage with other students and the wider community through our health and fitness centre, stadium, climbing, outdoor education and recreation centre, A&P Association learning site as well as our dedicated learning spaces.
We believe in your potential to achieve, and we are here to enable you to progress to higher levels of study, training or employment.
Plus all students enrolled with the Y are entitled to a free YMCA gym membership while enrolled.
16-19 years old? Enrol into our FREE Youth-Guarantee funded programmes and gain Level 1 and 2 NZQA Qualifications. Our programmes can support eligible learners into further study, apprenticeships and employment.
Dag a sheep, bag a career!
Primary Industries Programme
This programme offers a hands-on training experience for young people wanting a career in the agriculture/farming sector.
Love an adventure? This is for you!
Service Industries Programme
Camping, tramping, climbing, abseiling, cycling, navigating, kayaking… the list goes on. These are all the things you’ll learn to do safely and with great processes to set you up as an outdoor educator or propel you into a career in adventure!
Want a career working with people?
Social and Community Services Programme
This course is a hands-on programme in real work environments to help you get on your way. You will get opportunities for health and wellbeing experiences, youth work, front of house and childcare. A great chance to experience a wide range of potential careers if you are unsure of exactly what direction you want to go but you know that you love working with people.
Getting started on your tertiary education or employment journey?
Foundation Skills Level 1
Te Papa Ako Toi
This programme will give you the foundational skills and knowledge to successfully transition into further education or employment. You’ll enjoy a range of activities and learning experiences .
YMCA South Educational programmes are delivered under sub-contracted agreement with the National Council of YMCA’s of New Zealand [NZQA Registered PTE]