New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2

Are you aged between 16 – 24 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 Skills 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 Skills 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!

Fee Protection

Government funded (including use of resources and equipment)

Course Location

Auckland and Wellington

Course Dates

Course dates coming soon!

Course Hours

Full time, 20 Weeks (including 1 week holiday)


To be eligible for our YG programme, you must:

  • Be aged 16 – 24 years or 15 years with MOE
  • Be a New Zealand citizen, or have a resident visa

Enrolment Process

We would like to meet with you to discuss your journey at Skills 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.

Want to know more? 

Course Enquiry Form

Please fill out the Course Enquiry form below if you have any questions about our courses or would like to request more information. Our team will review your submission and respond as soon as possible to assist you with your query.