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Level 2 Trades Academy

Level 2

Course Code: 2TRADE
Who can I talk to: Ms Boyes

There’s no better way to kickstart your future trade pathway than starting formal trade training while you are still at high school at a recognised Trades Academy, at absolutely no cost to yourself, family and whanau. In short, you quickly learn what your future pathway is going to look like and be like while working with industry professionals. Be one of our many students that cannot wait to go to ‘tech’ each week!

Trades Academy is a partnership arrangement between a recognised tertiary institution and Pukekohe High School. The Level 2 programme may be taken independently in addition to a normal school workload, or more preferably as your practical studies option for Level 2 Future Pathways (2GFPS). Trades Academy is run one day a week on campus for up to 33 weeks, commencing mid-February and concluding the week preceding end-of-year NCEA examinations. Your future fees free and youth guarantee status remain intact.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Practical, fun and applied best describes the knowledge learning for a Trades Academy student. Working in an adult tertiary environment from industry specialists and learning with students from other schools helps build a self-confidence in you that puts you ahead of your peers in terms of a real awareness of opportunities and your next steps as a future member of the workforce. Your weekly routine will force you at Level 2 to quickly learn how to manage your normal school studies with extensive practical learning commitments, to be communicative, organised and thoroughly prepared.

See Ms. Shelly Boyes in Career Development Services for a complete list of Trades Academies.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

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Credits: 20-35
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? No

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take part in a selection process involving a formal written application and attendance at a family/whanau information evening and an enrolment evening. All students welcome, with HOD approval.

Course Related Costs

No course costs for students.

Companion Subjects

Any subject mix that promotes a relevant, suitable pathway beyond high school, leading to further tertiary education and training or meaningful employment.

Subject Combination Notes

2TRADE may be taken independently, or preferably as the practical studies component of Level 2 Future Pathways (2GFPS). Trades Academy BCATS students may be precluded from 2TBLD. Intending students must also be aware that taking multiple practical subjects has the potential to overwhelm a student that is not prepared for the demands of their resultant programme of learning.