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.

Foundation Skills

Want to get into the workforce but need a hand? Train to get your National Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) and you’ll be ready to go. Learn how to write a CV, what to expect in an interview and how to apply for work in today’s market. Free for 16 – 19 year olds. Programme available in Whanganui and Palmerston North.

Contact us for more details.