Building and Construction Skills Level 1 and Level 2

Whether you just want to #LevelUP your skillset, or you just need those final few credits for your NCEA Level 1 or 2, here at Kershaw Training we want to help you achieve those goals, and more, whatever they may be!


Location:  Frankton

Duration:  Level 1 – 12 weeks

Duration: Level 2 – 12 weeks

Duration combined: 24 weeks

Class ratio: 12 students to 1 tutor

Intakes: Feb, May, August

Age Criteria: 16-24 years old

At Kershaw Training, we have the hard out whānau feels, which means we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals

What you get in our FREE Building & Construction course

We supply all our tauira with BusIT cards to help with getting to and from campus everyday and you walk away with a NZ Certificate in Building Construction and Allied Trades Level 1 and 2

We can also provide you with your own tool belt, safety PPE including work boots if it helps with mahi.

When you finish with us you can either choose to go into mahi or continue to #LevelUP and enter an apprenticeship or go into a course with WINTEC… whatever you choose we’ll help you get sorted with minimal downtime and yes, we pay and help you get your driver license when you complete the course.

What does the course cover?

  • Safe working practices
  • Measurement and calculations
  • Safe and correct use of Hand tools 
  • Safe and correct use of Portable Power Tools
  • How to plan projects and monitor progress
  • Knowledge of materials
  • Communication skills
  • Make your own Projects to keep or sell
  • Build Garden furniture
  • Build a Coffee table
  • Build a cupboard
  • Build a Garden shed/Cubby house/Pataka Wai and more
  • Gym membership during course time to make sure you look after your tinana too!

What can I do after I’ve finished the course?

Your goal is our goal at Kershaw training so whether you want to continue to #LevelUP with a Level 3 Cert in Construction, get into an apprenticeship, start employment as a hammer hand or find a career in trades, we are here to help you get where you want to be.

Times a bit tough at the moment?

At Kershaw training, we know what it’s like, we have all been there, but don’t let tough times stop you from achieving where you need to be.

We can help you and the whanau with house assistance, allowances, counselling, hauora or even support with youth justice matters if things get a bit crazy. We are here to help you

So I can sell my projects I make on course?

Yes, cheese boards retail for around $50, coffee tables the same and you even get to make your own deck chair with your own custom additions.

In the course though we do also build tapu wai tower which are donated to Marae for water storage

What else do we get to do?

We are like whānau, so we work hard and play even harder. Depending on the season and availability like any tradie getting out there with the work crew is essential for building unity, so we do stuff like boxing, waka ama, mau rakau, go karting and kai tahi.

Kershaw Training is all about the #LevelUP whether that’s your education, career, fitness or lifestyle.

Come see us and let us help you #LevelUP