Appendix 1: The purpose of secondary tertiary programmes

2. The purpose of a secondary-tertiary programme is, in respect of all students, but in particular students at risk of disengaging from education and not making effective transitions:

2.1 to increase each student’s retention in education

2.2 to raise each student’s achievement of the NCEA Level 2 qualifications targeted by the Government’s Better Public Service target; and

2.3 to improve transitions from secondary to further education and training and work.

[extracted from the Funding Provision Agreement between Secretary for Education and name of STP].

Students at risk of not achieving NCEA Level 1 were unlikely to be accepted into an STP. However, these students have an alternative pathway available to them, with the option of accessing a Youth Guarantee fees-free place at a tertiary education organisation.