Adult students in mainstream secondary education

Mainstream secondary education can offer adults foundation skills or ‘second chance’ education. Adult students can have the opportunity to gain National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualifications that they did not achieve when they first attended secondary school as a regular student.

The adult student enrolment policy

In 2004, the Ministry published circular 2004/07, which sets out the requirements for the enrolment of adult students as mainstream secondary students. Aspects of circular 2004/07 have been updated in circular 2013/07.

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