New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills
Level 2

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

  • We are evolving

    From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    20 February 2023
    17 July 2023
  • Length

    19 weeks full-time: 17 teaching weeks plus 2 holiday weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    Zero fees

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Free programme.
This programme is eligible for fees-free funding through either the Youth Guarantee, First Year Fees Free, or an internal NMIT scholarship. Our staff will automatically review each application to ensure the appropriate fees-free funding is applied, student levy will be included.


The NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2 provides a supported pathway into further study and employment. It aims to provide young people with the skills and confidence needed to go on into further study at NMIT at Level 3+ or into entry-level employment.

The NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2 can build on skills and experience you already have or have gained while studying towards the Level 1 Certificate. The programme offers:

  • Pathways into further education and employment
  • Hands-on practical, fun and engaging activities
  • Supportive tutors to help students achieve learning plans
  • In-class learning and real-life experience
  • Project-based work
  • Connection to further study opportunities at NMIT
  • One on one class support
  • A strong and inclusive youth focus

On completion of the Level 2 programme, students may choose to pathway into further study at NMIT at Level 3+ or move into entry-level employment.

  • Increase your skills and confidence in what you can achieve!
  • Work with tutors who want you to succeed and have fun while learning new skills!
  • Finish the programme and be ready to start your new study area of choice and find a career you love!








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