UCOL's Certificate in Science and Health comprises 120 credits.
This programme is intended for students who wish to prepare for entry to the
Bachelor of Nursing,
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology),
New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science,
New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, or other
health or science programmes.
Students preparing for Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or National Diploma in Science are advised to select Elective One in each semester.
Students preparing for Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) are advised to select Elective Two in each semester. Achievement of at least 15 credits of Mathematics NCEA Level 1 is highly recommended before beginning this elective.
In Palmerston North, it may be possible to select combinations of courses from Electives One and Two in Semester Two, subject to timetabling.
In Whanganui, only Elective One is offered in both Semester One and Semester Two.
Note: Subject to the availability of a suitable clinical placement, students who achieve the Certificate in Science and Health, Level 3 with A passes in Physics, Mathematics III and Biology II will be given preferential entry to up to a quarter of the available places on the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) programme.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Please note that there are additional costs associated with the Certificate in Science and Health of approximately $145.00: