FREE Y Skills Programme

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.

Use the navigation above to find the education course for you, or use the buttons below to see which courses are offered in your area.

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

Y Skills for Life

Intensive Literacy and Numeracy for 16 – 65 years.

Mainstream not your thing? Try the Y!  This course gives you the practical skills you need to get ahead in life.


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!