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 didn't achieve when they first attended secondary school as a regular student.

The adult student enrolment policy

In 2004, the Ministry published an Education Circular article which sets out the requirements for the enrolment of adult students as mainstream secondary students.

Circular 2020/09 - Adult student enrolment policy

Aspects of circular 2004/07 have since been updated.

Circular 2013/07 – Auditing roll returns

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