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Brush-up your skills

Literacy & Numeracy

Are you a little short on NCEA credits?  And maybe a little short on confidence too?  What if we told you we could fix that in 6 short sharp weeks?

This FREE course is open to ANYONE 16 years+

Use it:

  • as a stepping stone – a bridging course to get you into your dream course
  • as a refresher if you’ve been out of the work-force after raising a family
  • to build connections and build-up your CV too
  • as a reminder YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!

Level 1 & 2

Building Construction & Allied Trades

NO NCEA credits are needed to enrol in this course, and on completion you’ll have a NZQA National Certificate in Building Construction & Allied Trades Level 2.  Imagine that?!  In just over 3 months you can completely rebuild your world.

This FREE course is open to ANYONE 16-19 years.

For 15 weeks you will:

  • train and work in a fully equipped workshop
  • use hand tools, power tools, and fixed machinery
  • experience project planning from start to finish
  • train with an awesome crew!

psst... but wait, there's more!

Heres why we're a little different

Get Life-Fit!


awaken | inspire | motivate

We’ll help build your confidence and self-worth so you’re 100% ready for the next stage of your plan.

We will:

  • assess what brings your joy
  • prepare you for making the big decisions by assessing your numeracy and literacy skills
  • give you opportunities to give and do good in our community



We’ll encourage you to take care of the little things so that the big things feel easier.

We will:

  • help you get the next level of your driver’s licence
  • create an epic job-ready CV and cover letter with you 
  • prep you for those job interviews


life skills

We’ll match every effort you put in.  The more you’re willing to grow, the more opportunities we can provide you with.

We can:

  • connect you with opportunities to gain apprenticeships
  • take you to visit other education providers to check out the next level of study.  We’ll explain and guide you, and even help you with enrolments
  • tap into providers to help you with gears, work-boots and tool-belts if you manage to grab an apprenticeship


Our main office, workshop and classes are in Frankton, Hamilton.  We also have facilities in Huntly!  Directions are on our contact page.

To enrol in Building & Construction you must be aged 16-19.  To enrol in our Literacy & Numeracy bridging course you must be at least 16 – we’d love to see you even if you’re an “adult” student!  If you’re looking to rebuild, upskill, or gain back some confidence after many years out of the work-force, we welcome you to our whanau!

Because of our class sizes and course structure, we do have the ability to work courses around your personal needs.  Just be up-front from the get-go and tell us about your other commitments so we can make things work for you.

Can we tell you a secret?  It doesn’t matter how many times we put this on our website or socials, the answer seems to get missed by EVERYONE!  Yes.  Our courses are FREE.  No fees.  No hidden costs.  No tricks, smoke or mirrors.  You won’t pay a cent!

We totally do.  Often people think we only take teenagers.  And that’s correct, for the Building course.  But our specialist bridging course in Literacy and Numeracy is for ALL AGES.  If you’re looking to make your move into mahi, or are looking to make moves towards further study in the degree of your dreams, then we really can help you get there!


Yes!  We have bus-cards with your name on it!  What are you waiting for?!