Students need to be employed in the construction industry throughout the programme to be assessed against practical unit standards in their place of employment. Students must be in a role where they either already have or can take on supervisory responsibilities.
Students will also need to have a suitable person from their workplace (such as their supervisor, manager or another senior person) that can act as a verifier.
To optimise chances of success, it is recommended that students have a minimum of eight credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori (four in reading and four in writing). Assistance is available from UCOL’s student learning support centre for students who experience difficulty.
Students must supply their own calculator (scientific type) and drawing equipment (set squares (45 and 60 degree) pencils (H and 2H) soft eraser, compass, and scale rule (1:5, 1:10, 1:20 etc).
It is expected students will have their own workplace PPE.
Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the
UCOL Academic Statute and other relevant
policies and procedures.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any
verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).