What is mixed settings secondary-tertiary learning for students?
Mixed settings programmes are an option for schools that want to help their students achieve NCEA Level 2 and 3 qualifications while working towards a tertiary or industry qualification. Current secondary and tertiary education policy settings and funding streams allow for enrolment across multiple settings for secondary students.
Secondary-Tertiary Programmes/Trades Academies are formal arrangements that enable students to experience learning across secondary and tertiary education. However, mixed settings programmes can be delivered in a variety of ways to help achieve educational success and make smoother transitions from school.
Designing mixed settings learning programmes
Strong partnerships are essential in enabling students to successfully combine school-based NCEA learning with part-time tertiary or workplace-based learning. When these programmes work well, they help students to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies that enable them to experience success at school and in further education and employment.