Literacy & Numeracy

Literacy and Numeracy

The true benefits of Poutama Ako / Intensive Literacy and Numeracy at Regent Training Centre – will not be realised by learners and their whaanau until they are welcome in and immersed into our kaupapa whaanau, or have progressed through and gone on to exciting new futures.


The rewards for completing such a programme extend far beyond just English and Math’s. There are improvements in health, happiness and confidence that filter into all areas of life for the engaged learner. Motivation is gained which leads to learners seeing their own potential and the limitless opportunities out there in life for them to grasp and take hold of.  

The learning centres on overall well being, and the context for teaching is learner directed, covering anything from driver licensing to employment skills and anything in between. The relevancy to an individual ensures that learning is interesting, fun and as effective as possible for each individual, at their own pace.


ZERO fees, if you are already on a WINZ benefit you should be able to remain on this, please talk to your Case Manager 

Full and part time options are available, course length is based upon learners needs and availability each week, however tuition needs to be a minimum of 5 hours per week, to a maximum of 300 hours of tuition in total. 

New Lynn, Whangarei, Kerikeri, Kaitaia

Free or subsidised transport may be available (talk to your WINZ Case Manager)

Start date:
Any usual week day throughout the year


Entry criteria:
Open to all ages, NZ citizen or Permanent Resident, learner must have less than 80 credits on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), or if the learner has more than 80 credits on the NZQF, the learner has less than 12 credits in literacy and/or numeracy unit standards/achievement standards. All learners will be assessed on the Tertiary Education Commission Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool prior to enrollment.


With Regent Training Centre, now everyone can learn.