Course details

Academy Construction Programme
Domestic tuition $0 per year
NZQF Level 3

About the course

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

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
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.

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

About the provider

Established in 1902, UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options. With over 100 foundation courses, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate qualifications available, our programmes are designed to fit into your lifestyle.

With campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Auckland, as well as delivery locations in Horowhenua and Taumarunui, UCOL is well known in its local communities and also draws students from far and wide due to its positive reputation. UCOL boasts campuses in city centres and beautiful landscape environments.

UCOL exists to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. Our lecturers take a relationships-based approach to teaching, and we have small student-teacher ratios and class sizes. We also have dedicated student support staff available to help you thrive and grow with every step of your UCOL journey. You will be immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that surpass industry standards.

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