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FREE practical courses for 16-19 year olds. Gain qualifications in a range of exciting industries!

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Youth Service - helping young people get into education, training or work-based learning.

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Small class sizes mean we see you as an individual not just a number.

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The outdoors & adventure is incorporated into all of our training programmes.

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You'll get qualifications, practical skills and confidence to pursue your chosen career.

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Our tutors are passionate about their subject, love to teach and really know their stuff.

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17 Years and Under -
Free Training and Mentoring

There are opportunities at ComCol for young
people to develop the skills to move smoothly
into higher education or the workforce.


Youth Guarantee Programmes

We offer free Youth Guarantee Programmes to 16 and 17 year olds (and 18-19 year olds) under the Youth Guarantee Initiative which will give students a qualification at Level 1-3 of the National Qualifications Framework in a vocational field. These programmes are 44 weeks in length and are offered in a range of fields such as barista training, agriculture, cookery, retail, outdoors and salon support.

Mentoring and Youth Service

North Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago and Southland regions. The aim of the service is to get young people into education, training or work-based learning.

If you are 16 or 17 and not in education, training or work, our Youth Service can probably help you. We may also be able to help you
if you are 15 years old and no longer attending school. One of our Youth Advisors would work closely with you to assess your needs and to develop an individualised training/career. Find out more.


STAR Programmes

In some instances we can offer STAR programmes for year 
11-13 students who are still at school but who want to learn vocational skills not taught at their high school. In this case, the student still attends high school, but studies at our college 
in a chosen subject to gain credits towards industry or tertiary qualifications. Please contact your local College for more details.