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The New Zealand certificate in

Foundation Skills Level 1

The New Zealand certificate in

Skills for Living

for supported learners

Level 1

NZQA Link Reading Scheme

      Reading Scheme

Click the button to find out more.

                                                                         Click button for Booking Form.


                                               PALMERSTON NORTH       - 9th  and  10th September    

                                               ROTORUA                             - 23rd  and  24th September

                                               DUNEDIN                              - 26th  and  27th  November   


            Three complimentary supplements for each delegate for the new qualifications.



Members Verification

NZQA Approved Programmes leading to

2861 - New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1

2853 - New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners


Contact SPEC: phone 06 877 7410

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Kia ora and welcome to the SPEC website.  

The SPEC programmes are NZQA approved for two New Zealand qualifications that have a focus on developing competencies. Self management, working with others, critical and creative thinking are crucial skills needed for work and/or further learning.  

The ‘future focused’ personalised learning programme has proven successful results for students who require an different approach to learning.  This programme helps students with their literacy and numeracy, personal growth and positive learning engagement is evident.The Foundation programme can help students ‘get back on track’ with NCEA.

The ethos and principles of our programmes directly link to the New Zealand curriculum’s vision for Directions for Learning;  “Young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners”.

Click the NZQA link (right) to find out more about the qualifications and click NZ Qualification  (above) to find out more about our programmes.

The programmes we offer are from primary through to high school and beyond, and prepare young people for employment and/or further study, and the challenges of the 21st century.  



“Creating learning-focused relationships aligns with the intent of the wider New Zealand curriculum - to create competent, self-motivated

 and involved citizens.  Through learning-focused relationships students can become independent and self regulating learners in an

 environment based on co-construction and mutual respect.”

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