Learn safe working practices and gain a range of basic trade skills, qualities and attributes that will enable you to seek further training and/or employment in the construction industry.
Locations: Palmerston North, Wairarapa
Duration: 15 weeks, full-time
Dates:To be confirmed
Domestic Fees:*Nil fees
International Fees:*To be confirmed.
* 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 National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills (BCATS) has been designed specifically to provide a progressive pathway for you to integrate into a wide range of trade-related occupations.
You will develop a flexible approach to learning through a range of skills and activities, allowing you to make informed choices on the subjects that are relevant and appropriate to your needs and purposes.
Our approach to learning a trade is practical learning delivered in modern equipped workshops by industry-proven lecturers to give you the solid foundation you need to build a great career on.
This programme has open entry.
UCOL's National Certificate in Building Construction and Allied Trade Skills comprises 41 credits.
It is recommended that students under the age of 20 have met the literacy and numeracy requirements of NCEA Level 1 or equivalent. Students need to be aware of the physical demands required for this career pathway and must supply their own equipment as specified in the Student Handbook.
To optimise chances of student success, 100% attendance is strongly recommended.
Application checklistIt will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Please note that there are additional costs associated with the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills:
The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.