Students can do the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1 as an alternative pathway and qualification to NCEA Level 1.
This qualification focuses on developing competencies needed for life long learning to include further study or employment.
According to Business New Zealand, the top 10 skills employers look for are:
customer service skills – in person, on the phone, and online
ability to work well in a team
literacy and numeracy skills
confidence learning about and using computers and technology
planning and organisational skills
initiative and a can-do attitude
good work habits and independence
health and safety skills.
These skills are all transferable, which means that they are useful in most jobs. So even if you don't have a lot of job-specific skills, you may already have transferable skills that are appealing to employers.
NCEA Level 1 or
NCEA Level 2
Vocational pathways Youth Guarantee
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2