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Discover your career while in school with UCOL.

Under the U-Skills banner UCOL offers a suite of in-school study opportunities for students enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school or college.

You'll be able to find your passion and have UCOL's support to help you succeed, while gaining NCEA credits, and industry knowledge and experience.

  • Dual Pathways

    A carpentry student sitting on a pile of timber

    Spend two days per week working on practical projects and gaining industry knowledge with the comfort of zero fees and the safety of school.

  • Academy

    U-Skills Automotive student works on an engine at our Palmerston North campus

    U-Skills Academy is the perfect programme to gain credits while finding out what you love. Senior Secondary School students attend UCOL one day per week while working towards NCEA and industry credits to set them up for the career of their choice.

  • STAR

    Study STAR at UCOL

    STAR programmes are the perfect taster to a life-long career. UCOL’s range of STAR programmes allow Secondary School students to experience a short burst of the UCOL environment, and exposure to different industries.