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Academy 2 Day Programmes

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

Duration: 2 days per week for 1 year

Programme dependent

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.

UCOL Academy 2 Day programmes are available to secondary school learners 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 learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).


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

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

UCOL's suite of 'Academy 2 Day' 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 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
Learners must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

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