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 NCEA explained

NCEA levels and credits are New Zealand qualifications gained at secondary school that equip students with essential skills for work or tertiary study. 

Many of the UCOL | Te Pūkenga programmes of study require a certain level of NCEA. In general, you need Literacy and Numeracy credits only, however, in the case of some qualifications, NCEA credits in certain approved subjects may be required. You may also need to attend an interview, submit a portfolio or provide evidence of relevant skills attained at work.*

NCEA Level 1 or 2 

A Level 3 Certificate or Diploma at UCOL | Te Pūkenga

1 - 2 years of study

NCEA Level 3 or University Entrance

A Bachelors degree at UCOL | Te Pūkenga

3 - 5 years of study

If you are under 20 years of age at the start date of the programme you must have University Entrance (UE), or one of the approved alternative academic entry requirements for the specific degree.

University Entrance is specified as per NZQA requirements https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Work towards NCEA Credits at UCOL | Te Pūkenga
If you don't have enough NCEA Credits for your chosen programme of study, take a look at the UCOL | Te Pūkenga suite of Foundation Skills programmes that may help you towards your study goals.

*Recognition of prior learning
Up to two-thirds of the qualification may be credited via recognition of prior learning.  In exceptional circumstances, this amount may be increased by the Faculty Board of Educational Improvement. 

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 they can demonstrate specified competencies.

NCEA levels and credits are New Zealand qualifications gained at secondary school that equip students with essential skills for work or tertiary study. 

Many of the UCOL | Te Pūkenga programmes of study require a certain level of NCEA. In general, you need Literacy and Numeracy credits only, however, in the case of some qualifications, NCEA credits in certain approved subjects may be required. You may also need to attend an interview, submit a portfolio or provide evidence of relevant skills attained at work.*

NCEA Level 1 or 2 

A Level 3 Certificate or Diploma at UCOL | Te Pūkenga

1 - 2 years of study

NCEA Level 3 or University Entrance

A Bachelors degree at UCOL | Te Pūkenga

3 - 5 years of study

If you are under 20 years of age at the start date of the programme you must have University Entrance (UE), or one of the approved alternative academic entry requirements for the specific degree.

University Entrance is specified as per NZQA requirements https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Work towards NCEA Credits at UCOL | Te Pūkenga
If you don't have enough NCEA Credits for your chosen programme of study, take a look at the UCOL | Te Pūkenga suite of Foundation Skills programmes that may help you towards your study goals.

*Recognition of prior learning
Up to two-thirds of the qualification may be credited via recognition of prior learning.  In exceptional circumstances, this amount may be increased by the Faculty Board of Educational Improvement. 

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 they can demonstrate specified competencies.

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