APPRENTICESHIP: New Zealand Apprenticeship in Programme Delivery (Level 4)

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NZA Programme Delivery

Who is this apprenticeship for?  

This apprenticeship is designed for people who build and run successful businesses that get communities participating in programmes and events in sport, recreation and peforming arts.

At present, this qualification is only available to specific employers. However, we are seeking expressions of interest for making it more widely available. Get in touch with us for more information.

Programme providers are organised, enterprising and love to bring people together. They use their knowledge and skills to develop detailed plans so that programmes and events come off without a hitch. They are motivated by a love of helping others, and getting people active and involved in their communities. 

This apprenticeship will be delivered on-the-job in a workplace in the sport, recreation or performing arts industry.

Coming out of this qualification, a programme provider will have the skills to develop and launch a successful small business, and plan and execute life-enhancing activities, events and programmes.

What's involved?

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This 120-credit apprenticeship is comprised of two qualifications:

New Zealand Certificate in Programme Delivery (Level 4):

Planning and evaluating pre-designed programmes, events or activities that meet target group needs

Delivering programmes that optimise participation

Using strategies to engage and communicate with a diverse range of people and groups

Coordinating people, equipment and resources, and responding to issues as they arise.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4):

Developing a  small business plan

Developing systems for monitoring and improving business performance

Managing small business finances, marketing, technology, and staffing

Customer service and stakeholder relationships

Ethics and professionalism, culturally and socially appropriate behaviour

Working independently, and pursuing personal and/or professional growth to support business success

Complying with  policies, legislation and other requirements.

This qualification is designed to be completed in 18 months to 2 years.  

Programme structure

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The apprenticeship is made up of the following unit standards:

Unit standard 31932 Plan to deliver a pre-designed sport and/or recreation programme or event L4 20 credits
Unit standard 31834 Deliver, coordinate and evaluate a sport and/or recreation programme or event L4 30 credits
Unit standard 31835 Engage with diverse individuals and groups during a sport and/or recreation programme or event L4 5 credits
Unit standard 31836 Analyse intended participants and recommend engagement strategies for a sport and/or recreation programme or event L4 5 credits
Unit standard 29058 Develop a business plan for a small business L4 15 credits
Unit standard 29059 Manage operations for a small business L4 30 credits
Unit standard 29060 Manage staff and human resource processes for a small business L4 15 credits

What are the costs?

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On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for apprentices will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here.

Skills Active apprenticeships are zero-fees until the end of 2022, under the government's Targeted Training Fund.

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.

Where to from here?

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Keen to provide programmes that please the people? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.  

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the sport and recreation industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other multi-industry qualifications. 

Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

Express your interest


Contact your regional advisor or

P   0508 4 SKILLS (0508 475 4557)