YMCA Nelson

156 Toi Toi Street

Nelson 7010

New Zealand

(03) 545 6760


Age 18+

Ages 0-5

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Ages 5-15

Ages 15-17

Central,  Victory,  Nayland,  Wakefield & Brightwater 



-  Literacy & Numeracy 


-  Problem Solving 


-  Workplace Health & Safety 


-  Be interviewed in a formal interview 





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To apply to be part of the this course you first must meet the following criteria:


-  Be 15.5* to Under 20 years of age 

-  Live in the Nelson, Motueka & Wellington Region 

-  Want to get a Job and get back into the workforce 


*  With MOE Early Leaving Exemption 

Course Content Includes:

-  Manage personal wellness 


-  Produce a balanced budget 


-  Employment work and study skills 


-  Produce a CV, Resume & future plan 


Where are our Programmes Located?

Want to get a Job?

or Improve your Education?


YMCA Education provides Free* National Certificate qualifications for youth 15.5-19 years of age. We keep our classes small and friendly with lots of tutor support, offering assistance to find employment or help further educate our students.


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Pathways Youth Education

About our Pathways Course


Pathways is a 47 Week course for 15.5*- Under 20 year olds who work toward NCEA (National Certificate in Educational Achievement) Levels 1 & 2.


The course is ideal for young people who have left school without enough qualifications and would like another chance to work toward completing their study. While on the course, trainees will complete an average of 80 credits from a selection of Unit Standards.


Applicants for the course will be interviewed first before being accepted into the programme. The course of study for each individual will be slightly different as trainees start with different qualifications.  Each trainee will be encouraged to develop a plan for their education and career.


Pathways offers the opportunity for young people to re-engage with their education, work in a friendly, supportive environment and take part in a range of community based activities.









The NCEA qualification is designed to be accessible so that learners are able to demonstrate competencies which will enable them to pathway onto skilled work and/or higher learning. This qualification is intended to act as a springboard from which the learner may progress towards other higher level qualifcations.


You can build up Unit standards until you have sufficient credits to obtain your NCEA or National Certificate in Early Childhood qualification.

Qualifications you can achieve:


YMCA Nelson Classrooms

156 Toi Toi Street, Nelson


Behind St Thomas Anglican Church

101 High Street, Motueka


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Upper Hutt, Wellington

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