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