Open Youth Development

We deliver quality training primarily for young people; however, our courses are open enrolment for anyone who wants to upskill. We offer enjoyable, interactive learning as a great way to develop essential life skills, acquire workplace knowledge and achieve unit standard credits.

Customers can gain valuable knowledge and confidence from our practical, hands on classes. We also offer in depth training in communication skills, leadership, problem solving and interview skills.  Our skilled tutors ensure all our customers are provided with an effective learning environment.

See below for our full range of youth development courses.

  • Leadership 101

    Two day workshop
    Everyone thrives on feedback - good and bad, listening actively and the exciting reading of non-verbal communication mixed with challenging team activities will see leadership skills develop in this fast paced, action packed two day course. NCEA Level 3, 9 Credits. The units are from the First Line Management strand and are designed for learners who are using and or will use leadership skills in their school or workplace, so is perfect for high achieving year 13 students.
  • Retail L2

    4 day workshop
    A hands-on, practical course full of role play and fun. This programme takes students to the next level in retail and customer service - teaching them the value of product knowledge and how to use this to increase their sales.
  • Sally's Adventure Park 2 (Team work, Diversity, Customer Service)

    2 days
    A 7 credit, NCEA level 2 programme; Learn about team work, diversity in the workplace and customer service through 2 days of role-playing fun and physical activity. You'll even get to design your own hotel! Sally's Adventure Park really is an adventure.
  • Sally's Adventure Park 3 (Planning Future, Diversity, Team work)

    3 Days
    This 3 day, 10 credit NCEA level 2 programme extends the core Sally's Adventure Park programme to include problem solving skills and has participants focusing on where they are going by producing a plan for their own future directions. A fun and interactive way to get focused and ready for the year ahead.
  • Wonderful World of Retail L3

    2 days
    Another hands-on, practical course full of role play and fun. This program takes students to the next level in customer service - teaching them the value of product knowledge and how to use this to increase their sales. NCEA level 3, 8 credits.
  • X Factor Plus Level 1

    5 Days
    All students who complete X–Factor Plus Level 1 with us will grow in confidence by gaining knowledge in real workplace rules and expectations of wellness, behaviour and timeliness along with Health & Safety. 22 credits, NCEA level 1.
  • X Factor Plus Level 2

    5 Days
    Get work ready - NCEA level 2, 21 credits. This programme is for anyone who likes fun and interactive learning. Everyone who completes X Factor Plus Level 2 will be equipped with essential written and oral communication skills and employment law knowledge to ensure any transition into a workplace can be completed to standards acceptable to employers. This will grow confidence for any young person preparing to enter any industry.
  • X Factor Plus Level 3

    4 days
    "Must have" communication skills for Leaders. All participants who complete X Factor with us will grow in confidence; enjoy challenges like speaking to groups and giving feedback even in tough situations. A 5 day programme designed for young people getting ready for work. NCEA Level 3, 22 credits.