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Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills Programme

Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills Programme

Level 2

Discover if a career in carpentry or construction is right for you, while still in secondary school with UCOL's Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills Programme.

A photograph of a carpenter cutting wood with a saw in a workshop at UCOL.
Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL Horowhenua in Levin

Duration: 2 days per week for 1 year

Dates:
Monday 10 Feb - The final week of Term 3

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Not Applicable

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Do you enjoy creating and building projects? Are you serious about working in the carpentry, joinery and building industry? UCOL's Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills Programme is a great starting point. 

Over the course of a year you will complete units towards a nationally recognised qualification, gain hands-on skills that employers value, and work as a team to plan and build a class project. 

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the online application form as follows:

Apply online for Academy 2 Day

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills Programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in carpentry or construction. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

 Course Information

Unit Standard 12927 (Level 2) (Version 4) (6 Credits)
Identify, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects.

Unit Standard 24350 (Level 2) (Version 3) (6 Credits)
Identify, select, maintain, and use portable power tools for BCATS projects.

Unit Standard 24354 (Level 2) (Version 2) (4 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in a BCATS workplace.

Unit Standard 24357 (Level 2) (Version 3) (4 Credits)
Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects.

Unit Standard 24358 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Plan and monitor the construction of a BCATS project, and quality check the product.

Unit Standard 25319 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the carpentry industry within a BCATS environment.

Unit Standard 24360 (Level 2) (Version 3) (5 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of timber and other construction materials used in BCATS projects.

Unit Standard 12932 (Level 2) (Version 4) (8 Credits)
Construct timber garden furniture and items of basic construction equipment as a BCATS project.

Unit Standard 24353 (Level 2) (Version 3) (6 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of and create sketches and drawings for BCATS projects.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 12 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school), aged 16 years or over.

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

Recommended school subjects include:
  • Maths
  • Technology
  • English

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

UCOL's Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills Programme comprises 43 Credits.

This programme is part of a suite of 'Academy 2 Day' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

 

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy 2 Day National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

 Additional Costs

Please note that there are additional costs associated with the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills:
  • Steel cap boots $100 
  • Scientific calculator $30
  • Drawing equipment - set squares (45 and 60 degree), pencils (H and 2H), soft rubber, compass, and scale rule (1:5, 1:10, 1:20 etc) $60
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