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Academy ICT Innovation (Level 3) Programme

Academy ICT Innovation (Level 3) Programme

Level 3

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 1 day a week

Starts the week of Feb 8th 2021 - Ends the week ending Fri Oct 1st 2021

Palmerston North - Thursday

Domestic Fees: *
Fees FreeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Not Applicable

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.

Take your ICT skills to the next level with software programming. Level 3 ICT provides project based experience in UCOL's computer labs. Content will cover creating  programme to provide a solution, knowlegde of microcontrollers, and construct and test a programme in a robotics environment.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Digital Innovation 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:

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy ICT Innovation 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 IT in an IT business support or administration and technology support role. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

 Course Information

Unit Standard 18741 (Level 3) (Version 6) (6 Credits)
Formulate a design specification, write code, and test and modify a program to provide a solution to a problem; and create simple end-user documentation.

Unit Standard 29779 (Level 3) (Version 1) (3 Credits)
Prepare to create a software-controlled device built from components; assemble components for, program and test the software-controlled device.

Unit Standard 22715 (Level 3) (Version 2) (5 Credits)
Use personal computer software to demonstrate computer programming concepts for electro-technology.

Unit Standard 19747 (Level 3) (Version 4) (5 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of a typical microcontroller system; and control a physical process using a microcontroller.

Unit Standard 29791 (Level 3) (Version 1) (2 Credits)
Capture and prepare digital media for integration into other applications. This may include still images, moving images, audio, or other media types

Unit Standard 29770 (Level 3) (Version 1) (2 Credits)
Use the main features and functions of a spreadsheet application for a purpose.

Unit Standard 29791 (Level 3) (Version 1) (3 Credits)
Use a presentation application to produce an interactive multimedia presentation.

 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
  • Computing and Digital Studies
  • Information Systems
  • English


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

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable

 Advice & Guidance

UCOL's Academy ICT Innovation Programme comprises 24 Credits.

This programme 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 Automotive Panel & Paint Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Fees-free when criteria are met. 

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.