FREE Y Skills Programme


Through Y Skills you’ll study toward the NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills Levels 1 and 2 and achieve your NCEA Level 1 and/or Level 2 qualification at the same time!

Along the way you’ll gain skills to make you work ready.

You’ll get one-to-one support from our skilled Y tutors – a big advantage in unlocking your ability to succeed. Plus, classes are small and the YMCA is relaxed, friendly and supportive. If you’re 16-19 years old, or 15 years old with school exemption, you may qualify for this free programme, so get in touch today!

YMCA Central can also offer the Work Ready Portfolio in partnership with 100% Sweet Whanganui, Talent Central Palmerston North and My Mahi.

TRANPORT: Free transport is available from: Woodville, Dannevirke and Ashhurst.


New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2

If school didn’t work for you, we can help. Enrol now to finish NCEA L1 and L2. Get treated like an adult, and work at your own pace. Our experienced tutors will create an individual learning plan for you designed to get you where you need to go, and we will work with you to figure out where to go to next – whether it’s work or further training. FREE for 16-19 year olds. Courses available in both Whanganui and Palmerston North.


Please send us an email or phone us:

Email: with the following details:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Your email address
  • The programme you are interested in
  • Let us know if you are currently in Education. If NO, when did you leave?

We will get back to you as soon as we can!