(O7) 873 8890


For Harvest Rock:

(07) 873 8893


5 Tuhoro Street

Otorohanga 3900

New Zealand

©2018 by Thrive Otorohanga Youth Trust




What is it?

Thrive Learning Hub is a safe place for young people to work towards achieving their NZQA Level 2 New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills.

The Learning Hub runs in collaboration with Alphacrusis, using their materials and accreditation system.

This programme is pivotal in transitioning young adults into successful futures and to bypass the negative cycles that they could otherwise fall into.

The aim of this course is to equip young people with transferable skills, knowledge and confidence for them to enter the workforce and/or higher education. Students successful on this course will leave with the NZQA Level 2 New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills.

Students will develop skills in four areas:

  • Life Skills

  • Employment Skills

  • Literacy and Numeracy

NCEA Level 2 Unit Standards are also available with this course with Level 2 NCEA is achievable over the year-long programme.

Thrive Learning Hub is aimed at 16–19 year old young people who have left school without their Level 2.

NZ Certificate in Retail (Level 2)

The Hub Course runs through Thrive Otorohanga Youth Trust.

We offer a Level 2 Certificate accredited through Alphacrucis College, and some Level 2 credits. However, it is dependent on how many credits you currently have as to whether you can gain NCEA Level 2 in 6 Months – and if the work you complete is at a unit standard level.

On completion of Semester 2 (terms 3 and 4) graduates will receive a Certificate in Retail and Employment Skills.

Semester 2 Includes:

  • Retail and Employment Skills – Customer service, cash handling, sales and advertising

  • Team work – Communication, dealing with conflict and attitude in the work environment

  • Health and Safety – Precautions when in a work environment to care for yourself and others

  • Practical Skills – Work experience/employment while gaining credits

We will also cover CV and cover letter writing and prep for job interviews in preparation for you gaining work experience/employment.

The Hub runs:

  • Monday to Thursday from 10am – 2:30pm

  • at the Harvest Centre 5 Tuhoro Street Otorohanga

On Fridays I am available from 9am until 3pm to support learning and other issues as they may arise.

Learning Styles

Discovering each young person’s learning style to better help them get the most out of learning.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Reflect on experiences with a range of people, cultures and communities

  • Articulate awareness of self in relation to personal learning, culture, life and work experiences

  • Identify, use and evaluate family / whanau / community support services to assist in the achievement of personal goals and aspirations

  • Describe and demonstrate capabilities to plan and achieve goals working within a retail team environment

  • Develop career and learning goals, reflect and describe strengths and weaknesses, personality traits, and how they influence development in relation to personal goals

  • Research and present how to find employment and training opportunities in the retail sector

  • Show understanding of how you can use transferable skills for sectors including Customer services and Retail

  • Work collaboratively to demonstrate both communication and industry specific skills to secure employment and engage effectively in the retail workplace

  • Communicate effectively using oral and written communication skills for a range of purposes including customer services and retail

  • Demonstrate effective reading strategies for academic and workplace purposes

  • Write in order to communicate ideas for relevant and appropriate purpose and audience

  • Interpret statistical information from data

  • Apply knowledge of problem solving strategies and processes to personal finances and in the context of customer services and retail

  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of numbers to solve problems in both personal and retail contexts

Where and when?

Times: Monday to Thursday

         10am to 2:30pm

           (half an hour lunch break)

           Running with the school terms

Venue: Harvest Rock Centre

          5 Tuhoro Street


Coordinator/Tutor: Jenny Edwards


Contact number: 027 242 7936


Email:  learninghub@thriveoto.co.nz

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