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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)


What you’ll take out

Are you aged between 16 – 19 years and interested in Hairdressing, Barbering, Nail Technology, Make-Up and Skin Care? This course is FREE with the use of resources and equipment and your travel costs are paid. At Premier we teach our students hands-on practical skills that will help you gain a career in your chosen pathway.

This programme will prepare school leavers, young people and/or those with no formal qualifications, who are creative and enjoy working with people to gain skills, knowledge and personal qualities to succeed in further tertiary education or employment in the areas of Hairdressing, Barbering, Nail Technology, or Make-Up and Skin Care. 

During your time of study you will learn about communication skills, customer service skills and working in a team. You will also gain essential computer and academic literacy skills, and learn personal budgeting and financial planning.

You will have the opportunity to enrol in different courses or one course that takes in all the different trades.


Start your exciting journey by studying at Premier. The Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) shares essential knowledge and skills needed in a salon workplace. You will experience what it’s like to work in a salon and understand the dynamics and procedures of how it functions. Gain the confidence and practical abilities needed to turn your passion into a career!

Course Location

Lower Hutt, Napier

Course Dates

Jan / March / June / August

Course Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Full time, 20 Weeks (including 1 week holiday)

Fee Schedule

Youth Guarantee

FREE – government funded (including use of resources and equipment)


To be eligible for our YG programme, you must:

  • be aged 16 – 19 years or 15 years with MOE
  • be a New Zealand citizen, or have 3 or more years permanent residence in New Zealand


Enrolment Process

We would like to meet with you to discuss your journey at Premier and show you around one of our  campuses. If the programme is right for you we will have an application form ready for you to complete.

This course is hands-on fun filled, where you can meet new people and make new friends! Once you complete the course you can pathway into high levels. This is an opportunity to start living your dream, be nurtured by our tutors and gain the skills and knowledge needed to boost your confidence.

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