Offering Year 12 & 13 students the opportunity to gain both NCEA qualifications and a tertiary qualification while at school.
This is the place to begin if you’re ready to get the most out of your school learning while getting a head start in your chosen career.
Note: Applications have closed for 2013. U-Skills programmes are underway, days and times are below, programme delivery units are available to your right. For any enquiries phone Jacqui Phillips, U-Skills Academy Manager, at 06 952 7057.
U-Skills is offering an exceptional learning opportunity for year 12 and 13 secondary school students through a partnership between UCOL and secondary schools.
The aim of U-Skills is for you to continue in your formal school education at your secondary school and help you gain industry recognised qualifications in a tertiary style environment. Our programmes are recognised level 2 or 3 qualifications in a range of career areas that will give you an advantage when it comes to further training or employment.
Our study programme offers the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy the familiarity and support of your school learning environment – with your friends, your sports and cultural activities – while also experiencing study and gaining qualifications at a tertiary level. You will make friends with classmates from other secondary schools who have the same careers interest as you. You get the support of both learning environments while exploring your interests and gaining skills that will help you build a career.
Being at U-Skills is FREE. NO course fees, NO cost for course materials. If you are accepted and transport is required, an appropriate transport solution will be provided free of cost. Why wait until you leave school to gain qualifications that you have to pay for?
UCOL: Thursdays, 9am-5pm
UCOL: Fridays, 9am-5pm
UCOL: Tuesdays, 8.30am-4.30pm
UCOL: Thursdays, 8.30am-4.30pm
UCOL: Tuesdays, 9am-5pm
UCOL: Fridays, 8.30am-4.30pm
Wanganui City College: Tuesdays 2-5pm & Wednesdays, 2-5pm
Great! But first, to attend U-Skills:
Download the U-Skills Enrolment Booklet here.