Awarding of NCEA Level 2 after leaving school

While undertaking tertiary study, many students are also completing NCEA – often at Level 2.

We are working to ensure those who have successfully gained NCEA through further study and workplace training are aware of their achievement.

NCEA level 2

NCEA Level 2 has become an important and well-regarded qualification and is often a necessary requirement for the entry-level of jobs. There are a number of people who have left school without fully completing the qualification but have since earned further credits while undertaking further study. This means they may now have the 80 credits needed to achieve NCEA Level 2, but they may not be aware of it.

Credits gained at school can be combined with those gained in tertiary study or workplace learning and students are able to constantly build on their qualifications.

What to do if you think you may have achieved NCEA after leaving school

NZQA encourages people who didn’t get NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 at school, but who have since gained more credits while undertaking other studies, to contact NZQA to confirm whether or not they have also successfully gained an NCEA qualification.

How do I contact NZQA?

You can contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 or to discuss your record of achievement if you think you may have gained further credits towards NCEA achievement, or if still studying, you can also discuss this with their education provider.

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