New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) - sports

Wellington - 29 July 2024

New Zealand Institute of Sport

NZQA Level: 2
NZQA Credits: 60
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
18 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
6 December 2024

This qualification is designed for 16-19 year old learners who want to learn introductory, practical knowledge of the sports and recreation industry, including what careers are available and what further study is on offer. This hands-on programme provides learners with the confidence to continue onto Level 3 courses at NZIS, and/or take up junior voluntary roles in the sports industry.

Kick start your career in the sport, fitness & recreation industry.

If you are 16 – 19 years old and are interested in Sport, this FREE course is the perfect starting point.

You won't be stuck in a classroom all day! Over 16 weeks you’ll be busy working with your hands, doing projects, going on field trips and you'll get an introduction into the sport, recreation and fitness industries.
You’ll also meet others like you, learn about different cultures, visit a marae and get to visit some industry workplaces
1:1 support from your tutor: We understand that everyone’s different. That’s why take the time to tailor our teaching to suit your learning style.
Further study: After this Level 2 course, you will be able to gain entry to any of our Level 3 courses.

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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)
  • Aged between 16 – 19 years

  • You must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency 


You can attend this course for free if you are aged 16-24 and meet the course entry requirements. This course is part of the government led Youth Guarantee Programme.  

Under the Youth Guarantee you may also be eligible for financial support to cover the following. Talk to us for more information.  

  • Gym access 

  • New Zealand Institute of Sport T-shirt 

  • Travel allowance 

  • Course related field trips 


  • Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here

  • Course costs for International students are available here


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website. 


If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances. 

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit


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