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Academy ICT Innovation (Level 2)

Academy ICT Innovation (Level 2)

Level 2

​Discover if a career in IT is right for you while still in secondary school with UCOL's Academy ICT Innovation Programme.

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Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 1 day a week

13 Feb 2023 - 22 Sep 2023

Palmerston North - Mondays

Domestic Fees: *
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International Fees:*
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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.

Join UCOL's Academy ICT Innovation Programme to learn the fundamentals of IT and computing applications and tools. You will have the opportunity to work towards NCEA Level 3 whilst exploring a range of skills that are applicable to all areas of business including: 

  • Presentations
  • Web development
  • Databases
  • Digital media
  • Computer hardware
  • Digital tools
  • Security
How to apply
If you're interested in applying for this 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 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:

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for ICT Architects and Administrators.

 Course Information

This programme comprises 23 Credits.

Manawatū (Fridays)

Unit Standard 29771 (Level 2) (Version 1) (2 Credits)
Use the main feature and functions of a presentation application for a purpose.

Unit Standard 18740 (Level 2) (Version 6) (3 Credits)
Create a simple computer program to meet a set brief.

Unit Standard 29773 (Level 2) (Version 1) (3 Credits)
Produce digital images for a range of digital media.

Unit Standard 29777 (Level 2) (Version 1) (3 Credits)
Use the main features and functions of a database application to create and test a database.

Unit Standard 29782 (Level 2) (Version 1) (5 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of computing hardware, software and terminology to select digital tools for specified purposes.

Unit Standard 29783 (Level 2) (Version 1) (3 Credits)
Implement basic security when using digital devices and software.

Manawatū (Fridays)

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, a 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 elctro-technology.

Unit Standard 19479 (Level 3) (Version 4) (5 Credits)
Demonstrate a 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 mauy include still image, moving imges, audio, or other media types.

 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

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.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.