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Education services

Learning for the Future

At Solomon Group, we’re experts in all kinds of learning, particularly for people who need to upskill, come off a benefit, or have a dream career in mind. We’re NZQA accredited, and we give you a wrap-around service with training and support for your future.

If you’d like to get a job, but you don’t know where to start, we have some options for you.

Preparation for Employment

ESOL Day Classes - Level 1 (English for speakers of other languages)

Whanau Ara Mua (WAM) Certificate in Family Learning & Child Development - Level 2

Pre-literate Community Day Courses - Level 0 and Level 1

Literacy Community Night Classes - Level 0 to Level 3

Computing for Employment

Our courses

ESOL Day Classes

Level 1
22 weeks

Classes are run at Solomon Group campuses in Manurewa and Henderson. They run for 22 weeks, 25 hours per week, twice a year (in February and July during school terms). There are limited places, so be sure to sign up early. These classes include reading, writing & speaking.

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Whanau Ara Mua (WAM) Certificate in Intergenerational Education

Level 2
1 year course
All campuses

This is a year-long, full-time course, based at various primary schools, or Solomon Group campuses during school terms. It is free, and you may qualify for student loans and allowances to support you during your studies.

You’ll also get a Foundation Level Tertiary Qualification. This will help get you into work or more study towards a career like Early Childhood Education, Teaching and Teacher Aiding, Nursing, Midwifery, Business, Horticulture and more.

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Pre-literate Community Day Courses

Level 0 and 1
20 weeks

They are run twice a year in February and July during school terms with limited places. They run for 20 weeks, 10 hours a week in Manurewa and Henderson. You will study social and workplace literacy in New Zealand, with a focus on: reading, writing, speaking, listening and learning new words

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Community Night Classes

Level 0 to 3
March to September

These courses run from March to September each year during school terms on Monday and Wednesday nights in Manurewa and Panmure. You will study social and workplace literacy in New Zealand, with a focus on: reading, writing, speaking, listening and learning new words.

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Computing for Employment

Level 2
6 month course

If you aren’t confident about your computing skills, and you’re missing out on jobs because of it, this entry-level qualification is for you. 

You can sign up for a full-time or a part-time course. When you’ve completed this course, you will get a National Certificate in Computing Level 2.

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Education success story

Meet Chase

"These programmes give you a lot of knowledge,... but also [it teaches] how you are director of your own life..."

 You and your choices decide where your life is heading towards. My goals were to complete this course to the best of my ability, and get a job that I would like doing and would like to keep doing instead of just going to pay the bills. Best thing about this course is the whanau tatou vibe around the other students & campus. My tutor was awesome & she really knows how to treat people and I liked the way she teaches. Thank you very much for this opportunity of being on this course!

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Meet our Management team

Kiri S

Kiri Solomon

Deputy CEO
Kiri has an extensive background working in both the private and public sectors. Her previous roles have all included aspects of community development, financial responsibility, client management and creating partnerships between the public sector and government organisations. Kiri is responsible for Solomon Group Operations, the Schools’ Attendance Support (SAS) services and also assists with Marketing and Recruitment. MSocSci (Hons), NCALE
Judy S

Judy Solomon

Founding Director
Judy has also been in education for the past forty years. She brings a wealth of innovative ideas and experience to the organisation particularly in the ways that we teach and retain our students. Judy is responsible for Solomon Group’s Education and Curriculum services. BED, TTC (Hons) Dip Hol Ed, SPELD, CELTA, NCALE.
Frank S

Frank Solomon

Founding Director
Ngātiporou, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa. Frank has been in education for the past forty years, working in mainstream education and has spent 14 years in tertiary education, including AUT and MIT. With a broad understanding of the education system, Frank is passionate about Maori issues and opportunities. MA Hons, Dip Ed, Dip Tchg, NCALE
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Nola Walters
General Manager - Recruitment Vision Ltd
"I have been working with The Solomon Group Employment Services Team since October 2016. They have a thorough understanding of the types of candidates, skills & attributes that I am looking for in potential employees, and they deliver on this every time! The services the Solomon Group provide to my business makes my job easier and stress-free, as I know that each candidate will come well prepared and ready for work! I highly recommend using the Solomon Group to any business looking for competent, highly motivated and skilled workers."