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Academy 1 Day Programmes

Academy 1 Day Programmes

Academy provides secondary school learners the opportunity to attend the UCOL | Te Pūkenga one day per week developing industry relevant skills.

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Quick info

Locations: UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Te Pūkenga Whanganui, UCOL Te Pūkenga Wairarapa in Masterton, UCOL Te Pūkenga Horowhenua in Levin

Duration: Terms 1, 2 and 3 of the Secondary School Year

Programme dependent: mid-February

Domestic Fees: *

Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

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.

The UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy programmes are available to secondary school students seeking to explore their career options while still in school.



U-Skills Programme Options

Construction & Infrastructure

Creative Industries

Manufacturing & Technology

Primary Industries

Service Industries

Social and Community Services

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 Career & Study Outcomes

Depending on your programme you could successfully staircase into the appropriate Vocational Pathway including:

  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Creative
  • Services
  • Social and Community
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Primary Industries

 Student & Staff Profiles

 Learning Facilities

The UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy programmes may be delivered on any of the UCOL Te Pūkenga campuses and/or offsite locations as appropriate.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.


For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

The UCOL Te Pūkenga suite of 'Academy' programmes are designed for secondary learners 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 any of the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy programmes, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Fees-free when criteria are met. 

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.

Classes will only have Academy students present, with between 10 – 20 students per group.