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

UCOL in its many forms has been part of the community for more than a century. We are a proud example of a successful Institute of Technology and Polytechnic. We have a rich heritage and much to contribute to the future of vocational learning.

When you study with UCOL you’re much more than a number. We take the time to get to know you, to understand who you are. By sharing your strengths and what you want to achieve, we can truly help you get to where you want to be.

At UCOL, we’re here to support you all the way. Studying can be a challenge, we get that.

Study takes commitment, which, together with a learning style that suits you and the support you need, is a very powerful combination. At UCOL we encourage resilience and build self-confidence while you learn - providing our students with even greater opportunities.

As a student studying on or off campus, you can expect to learn skills and gain knowledge that sets you on your way. Gaining a qualification is a wonderful achievement that is earned, not given. We encourage you to stay in touch and make life-long learning a part of your journey. Ultimately, we want you to find your own place, whatever that may mean for you.

Our networks with local employers go beyond one-way exchanges, we value meaningful connections that are mutually beneficial. These relationships keep our education grounded, our programmes relevant, and job opportunities real. Our approach is truly collaborative.

UCOL graduates are well-rounded and possess the skills and values employers are looking. They are valued members of their local community. With campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Horowhenua, and various delivery locations, we’re well known throughout the central and lower North Island.

Being close to our communities is a vital part of who we are. We strive to deepen connections and help our communities to grow and prosper. We aspire to build positive, meaningful relationships that benefit our students and graduates. That is why we exist.

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