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Academy Construction Programme

Academy Construction Programme

Level 2 & 3

Discover if carpentry is right for you while still in secondary school with UCOL's Academy Construction Programme.

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Quick info

Level: 2 & 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton, Ōtaki

Duration: First week of Monday 10 Feb - Final week of Term 3

Dates:
11 Feb 2019 - 23 Sep 2019

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free.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 building and construction industries offer a range of different job opportunities. UCOL's Academy Construction Programme gives you the opportunity to work towards NCEA Level 2 whilst experiencing some of what the trade has to offer. 

You will gain knowledge and practical skills in a range of areas including:
  • Health and safety
  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Power tools
  • Roofing
  • Concrete
  • Interior systems
How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Construction Skills Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the online application form as follows:

Apply online for Academy

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy Construction Programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in carpentry, demolition, excavation, concreting, architectural design, quantity surveying, joinery, flooring, scaffolding, tiling or glazing. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

 

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Carpenters & joiners and Construction Workers.

 Course Information

 

Wednesday

Unit Standard 25319 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the carpentry industry within a BCATS environment.

Unit Standard 25330 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the joinery industry within a BCATS environment.

Unit Standard 25334 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the roofing industry within a BCATS environment.

Unit Standard 25329 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the interior systems industry within a BCATS environment.

Unit Standard 12933 (Level 2) (Version 5) (6 Credits)
Complete minor concrete works as a BCATS project.

Unit Standard 24357 (Level 2) (Version 3) (4 Credits)
Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects.

Unit Standard 12936 (Level 2) (Version 5) (8 Credits)
Construct a non-consent timber framed utility building as a BCATS project.

Manawatū (Thursday or Friday) Whanganui (Friday)

Unit Standard 12927 (Level 2) (Version 4) (6 Credits)
Identify, select, maintain, and use handtools for BCATS projects.

Unit Standard 24350 (Level 2) (Version 3) ( Credits)
Identify, select, maintain, and use portable power tools for BCATS projects.

Unit Standard 24354 (Level 2) (Version 3) (4 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment

Unit Standard 25319 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the carpentry industry within a BCATS environment

Unit Standard 25321 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the concrete industry within a BCATS environment

Unit Standard 24354 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the interior systems industry within a BCATS environment

Unit Standard 25330 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the joinery industry within a BCATS environment

Unit Standard 24334 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the roofing industry within a BCATS environment

Unit Standard 25921 (Level 2) (Version 3) (6 Credits)
Make a cupboard as a BCATS project

Otaki (Friday) Manawatū (Monday) Wairarapa (Friday)

Unit Standard 29677 (Level 3) (Version 1) (2 Credits)
Follow safe workplace practices, and contribute to a health and safety culture, in a BCATS environment.

Unit Standard 29680 (Level 3) (Version 1) (5 Credits)
Communicate and work collaboratively in a Stage 3 BCATS project.

Unit Standard 29681 (Level 3) (Version 1) (3 Credits)
Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project.

Unit Standard 29684 (Level 3) (Version 1) (12 Credits)
Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project.

 Learning Facilities

Study at UCOL's dedicated trades facility.

 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).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

Recommended school subjects include:
  • Maths
  • English
  • Technology
  • Computing

 

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

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

 

UCOL's Academy Construction Programme (Level 2) in Otaki comprises 26 Credits. UCOL's Academy Construction Programme (Level 2)  in Manawatū and Whanganui comprises 32 credits. UCOL's Academy Contruction Programme  (Level 3)  comprises 22 credits.

This short course is part of a suite of 'Academy' programmes offered by UCOL to 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 UCOL's Academy Construction Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
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.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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