Education and Training

At the YMCA Palmerston North, Whanganui and surrounding areas, our students come to us from all different areas, walks of life, schooling and cultural backgrounds. We work with you individually to create a lesson plan that will get you the qualification and the outcome that you are striving to achieve. And if you are a hands-on learner, the YMCA is a great place for you to achieve.

As well as doing classroom-based work, we have opportunities for you to take part in sport, art, culture and even cooking!

We have small classroom sizes so you get a lot more individual attention, and we have a hugely talented and supportive group of tutors who are keen to help you achieve.

Students over 18 can receive a student allowance whilst studying with us. Travel allowances are available for all students not already receiving transport.

ACE Computing

Need to learn some basics about your phone, computer or Ipad?  At the YMCA we can teach you everything from the basics to the more advanced skills.  All the training is FREE, and we can custom-make your training to suit your device or computer.  Training in MS Office is also available.

If you are aged 16+ and want to develop your computing skills, this is the course for you.  Classes run every day, and we can work out a timetable that suits you.