This page is an outline about different qualification options other than NCEA L1 that Supporting Learning Resources can contribute to.
Read each outline below and then download the information and specification sheets.
NZ Certificate in Skills for Living for supported learners
with optional Skills for Working (Level 1)
The New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners (Level 1) with an optional strand in Skills for Working is a 55-75 credit entry level qualification intended for people who require specialised support with their learning. They are people with learning disabilities, including those with an intellectual disability.
Strategic Purpose: Graduates will be able to self-manage participation in social, cultural, family/whanau and community contexts, with supervision and/or be encouraged to seek further skills and knowledge to improve their educational and employment pathway. There is an optional strand for those candidates who wish to gain specific skills & knowledge required for the workplace. This qualification recognises the aspirations and cultural identities of the disabled communities, and that of Maori and Pasifika.
Education Pathway: This qualification may lead to New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) or other qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework at levels one and two.
Employment Pathway: Graduates of this qualification with the optional strand in Skills for Working will have the skills and knowledge to work in a structured context, with supervision.
Community Pathway: Graduates will contribute to the Aotearoa/New Zealand by participating in their community.
Entry requirements: There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements for this qualification.
Schools or organisations choosing to deliver this qualification should apply to NZQA for Consent to Assess. SLR Documentation to show graduate outcomes and delivery through SLR unit standards can be used to support applications.
Alternatively, students can work through individual Supported Learning unit standards alongside other standards and subject areas to create their own Record of Achievement and may look to do the qualification as a tertiary option from one of the tertiary organisations delivering the certificate.
Please note: Most schools (and some organisations) already have consent to assess individual Supported Learning unit standards which can be checked on the NZQA website under each individual unit standard but would still need to apply for consent to assess this certificate as a qualification.
See specification download above for 2021 price options.