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BUILDING TECHNOLOGY: NCEA LEVEL 1

Course description: This is a practical, one year course where students work “hands on” to gain elementary Trade Unit Standards with BCITO. It provides training appropriate for all trades, including Building, Painting and Decorating,, Plumbing and other related trades. It offers 32 level 1 credits.

Possible pathways: Building Technology Level 2

NCEA credits available: 32 Level 1 Unit Standards

Exclusions: None


BUILDING TECHNOLOGY : BUILDING SCHOOL HOUSE BUILD PROJECT: NCEA LEVEL 2

Course description: This is a practical one year course where students work “hands on” to gain Trade Unit Standards with BCITO while participating in building a house from the ground up on the school site. It provides training appropriate for all trades, including Building, Painting and Decorating,, Plumbing and other related trades.

Possible pathways: Building Technology Level 3, Trade Apprenticeship

NCEA credits available: 38 Level 2 Unit standards

Exclusions: None 


BUILDING TECHNOLOGY: NCEA LEVEL 3

Course description: This is a practical one year Level 3 BCATS program which allows students to develop and enhance a range of practical skills and building industry knowledge while participating in the Mana Building School building Project of building a house from the ground up. As a follow on from the Level 2 programme the students take part in project management of the house build to gain sound skills for future pathways.

Possible pathways: Trade Apprenticeship

NCEA credits available: 40 Level 3 Unit Standards

Exclusions: None


BUILDING TECHNOLOGY: NCEA LEVEL 3

Course description: This is a practical one year Level 3 BCATS program which allows students to develop and enhance a range of practical skills and building industry knowledge while undertaking a chosen project. There is opportunity for work experience and liaison with Weltec/Whitireia for on-site training

Possible pathways: Trade Apprenticeship

NCEA credits available: 40 Level 3 Unit Standards

Exclusions: None


HOSPITALITY: NCEA LEVEL 1

Course description: This year long, practical course will cover working within the Hospitality industry and what that involves in the kitchen and front of house.. This is a program intended for students who are looking to pursue a career in the Hospitality industry. Regular attendance is essential to consolidate learning to gain the credits from each of the related unit standards on offer.

Possible pathways: Waiter, Barista, Chef, Bar Staff, Cafe Manager, Front of House, and other careers in hospitality. Leads on to Level 2 Hospitality.

NCEA credits available: 22 Unit Standards.

Exclusions: None


HOSPITALITY: NCEA LEVEL 2

Course description: This year long course will cover different aspects of working within the Hospitality industry This is a program intended for students who wish to pursue a career in the Hospitality Industry. Regular attendance is essential to consolidate learning.

Possible pathways: Waiter, Barista, Chef, Bar Staff, Cafe manager, front of house and other careers in hospitality. 

NCEA credits available: 18 Unit Standards.

Exclusions: None 


CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY: NCEA LEVEL 1

Course description: This is a creative, future focused course, which offers seniors the chance to create both physical and /or digital outcomes in the Technology learning area. With a good understanding of the ‘design thinking process’ students will design, communicate their ideas visually, and create a product.

Possible pathways: Level 2 and 3 Creative Technologies course and design courses in Tertiary institutions.

NCEA credits available: NCEA Achievement Standard credits available: 15 + Technology with Digital Technology standards to be identified for individual student learning programmes.

Exclusions: None


CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY: SENIOR COURSE NCEA Level 2 & 3

Course description: This is a creative, future focused course, which offers seniors the chance to create both physical and /or digital outcomes in the Technology learning area. With a good understanding of the ‘design thinking process’ students will design, communicate their ideas visually, and create a product.

Possible pathways: At level 3, 14 AS credits will allow for UE entry and creative path-ways in University, Polytechnic and employment in the future.

NCEA credits available: NCEA Achievement Standard credits available: 15 + Technology Digital Technology standards to be identified for individual student learning programmes.


Exclusions: None