L2 Future Trades

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Burggraaf

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Trades Academy Level 2 helps students to pursue their interests and Vocational Pathways in a new, hands-on learning environment on a off-school site.  This will prepare them for further study at Polytechnic within their chosen pathway or for entering the workforce. Students who take this course will have dual enrolment. They will spend one day a week at a tertiary provider and the rest at school.   Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both school and Polytechnic to remain on the course, and they are also responsible for maintaining class work.  Trades Academy Courses usually offer between 20-40 credits on course completion. Transport is provided there and back.

Students can apply for a place on this course by selecting it as a subject. Applicants will be accepted after a successful interview by the Careers Department and then only after acceptance onto a Polytechnic Trades Academy course. To be eligible for entry into the Polytechnic Trades Academy you must have 60 credits at NCEA Level 1 including literacy and numeracy.  

Current Trades Courses currently available – Please note courses for 2021 will only run if numbers are sufficient. 

  • PCTI 
  • Level 2 Food Manufacturing Course – Mount Maunganui - 4 terms -  45 credits.
  • Axiom Training 4 terms 31 credits
  • Drivers Training - gain your restricted licence, forklift licence and learn how to look after and maintain a car 

BOP Futures Academy 

  • Toi Ohomai  - Level 2 (1 day) 4 terms


  • Hauora Fitness Automotive Engineering, engineering
  • Primary industries - farming and agriculture, wood manufacturing, Pest Control
  • Cookery Building and Construction Hair and Beauty Outdoor experiences Café Services Logistics and Distribution Wood Manufacturing Farming Agriculture Health Education and Social Services
  • EmployNZ -  

IT support  1 term

  • Te Wananga O Aotearoa

Building and construction L2, Hauora fitness, Maori Tourism, Performing Arts, Te Ao Maori

  • QRC Hospitality  3 terms


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