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Academy 2 Day

Academy 2 Day

Academy 2 Day gives you the chance to develop core industry knowledge while working towards NCEA Level 2/3.

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Quick info

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

Duration: 2 days per week for 1 year

Programme dependent

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
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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.

UCOL's Academy 2 Day programmes are available to secondary school students seeking to explore their career options while still in school.



Construction & Infrastructure

Service Industries

Social & Community Services

Primary Industries

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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

 Learning Facilities

UCOL's Academy 2 Day programmes are delivered in a UCOL approved site as appropriate. Course locations will be confirmed once applications for each programme are finalised.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

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


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

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

UCOL's suite of 'Academy 2 Day' programmes are designed for 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 any of UCOL's Academy 2 Day 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.