Gateway Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Cowie

Recommended Prior Learning

15 credits in both Maths and English Achievement Standards at Level 1.

Acceptance on to the Gateway Programme through a written application, teacher recommendation and an interview.

Gateway is a structured work placement programme, where students work off site one day a week with an employer in a desired career field.

Students who are placed in such an environment will have the opportunity to do work-based unit standards, which go towards NCEA and towards an industry qualification. For this reason it is suggested that students who apply for this course intend applying for an apprenticeship and/or going to study at a polytechnic. Students should not select this course if they are planning on degree level study at university when they leave school. 

This option requires the student to be highly motivated and prepared to make up on class time missed when on work placement, in their own time.

During class time, unit standard theory, appropriate to industry qualifications and/or Polytechnic qualifications, will be completed.

Learning Areas:

Vocational Programmes


Mātauranga Taeatanga Level 3

Career Pathways

Locksmith, Navy Sailor, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Scaffolder, Butcher, Signmaker, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Tyre Technician, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Chef, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Technician, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Cook, Survey Technician, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Army Soldier, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Furniture Finisher, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner