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Adult & Community Education

REAP Marlborough provides support, advice, programmes and development through the Tertiary Education ACE Funding to community groups and individuals, with their aims of strengthening social cohesion, raising foundation skills and targeting learners whose initial learning was unsuccessful.

We are part of local, regional and national networks of ACE and Tertiary Providers. 


From January 2021, the priorities of ACE funding are for programmes that:

  • Improve employability

  • Promote social and cultural inclusion and participation

  • Raise foundation skills

  • Improve health and wellbeing

Courses we have run in the past

  • Advanced defensive driving

  • Barista skills

  • Basic accounting for small business

  • Breathing for wellness

  • Chainsaw safety and maintenance

  • Chinese cooking

  • Confidence in trailer backing

  • Confidence with power tools

  • Defibrillator information and use

  • Driving mentoring

  • First aid

  • French language

  • Introduction to shearing

  • Introduction to upholstery

Past information session topics

  • Employment law

  • Property and welfare guardianship

  • Enduring power of attorney

  • Family trusts

  • Health and safety in employment

  • Keeping safe online

  • Wills and estates

  • Hikoi to Wairau Lagoons

  • Beekeeping information

  • Taonga from Te Pokohiwi (Wairau Bar)

If you think of a course topic that we're not currently offering, please contact

Shona, REAP Marlborough's ACE Coordinator:

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  • Introduction to welding

  • Introduction to woodwork

  • Italian language

  • Mandarin language

  • Māori land and succession law

  • Mentoring driving for seniors

  • Motorbike handling skills

  • NZ Sign Language level 1

  • Quad bike skills and safety

  • Samoan language

  • Spanish language – beginners and intermediate

  • Te Reo Māori – beginners and intermediate

  • Toddler first aid

  • Under the bonnet – basic mechanics

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