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What are Vocational Pathways?

The Vocational Pathways align standards with six industries and help students see how their learning and achievement is valued in the ‘real world’.

Vocational Pathways

• Construction & Infrastructure
• Manufacturing & Technology
• Primary Industries
• Service Industries
• Social & Community Service
• Creative Industries

How to Achieve a Vocational Pathways Award

To achieve a Level 2 Vocational Pathway Award students need to:
• Achieve NCEA Level 2
• Meet the NCEA Literacy and Numeracy requirements (10 Numeracy/10 Literacy)
• Achieve 60 Level 2 credits from ‘recommended’ standards
• A minimum of 20 credits out of the 60 need to be from Sector Related Standards

Further information on Vocational pathways

Students can check out their Vocational Profile by logging on to their NZQA profile or their Nelson College Portal page.