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Academy programmes provide opportunities for students to engage with learning in both the secondary and tertiary learning environments throughout a year-long programme. This builds on existing knowledge, exposes students to the tertiary learning environment and provides credits towards NCEA qualifications as well as a nationally transferable qualification.
Places on Academy programmes are limited and students are required to complete an expression of interest form and meet the tutor before being accepted onto the programme.
The Digital Art and Design Academy course has been developed to introduce students to the creative industries, whilst also preparing for further tertiary study. Digital art and design skills and techniques will be introduced on this course, with a particular focus on teaching drawing skills, concept development, introductory animation, film making, website design and studio photography.
The Digital Art and Design Academy course is structured around students doing 15 hours a week of trades’ related studies between NorthTec and their respective High Schools.
To fulfil this requirement, students will study five hours a week at NorthTec* and 10 hours at high school.
*Classes at NorthTec will be held every Friday throughout the year, accompanied with some holidays and weekend workshops. An 80% attendance requirement will be essential to ensure students have the best chance of obtaining NCEA achievement standard (AS91460), alongside the 4.6 Digital Media paper from the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design
NorthTec will deliver and assess the achievement standard (AS91460), schools will moderate and report the results to NZQA.
Upon completion Digital Arts and Design Academy students will receive NCEA credits for the achievement standard (AS91460) and level 4 credits for the papers completed toward the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design.
If you have any questions or wish to apply for the Digital Arts and Design Academy please contact Jason Povey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaikohe and Whangarei
A Level 2 graduate from the Automotive Academy Programme will be able to progress into one of the following automotive roles:
Graduates of this qualification will be able to demonstrate both generic and industry specific skills covering a range of work roles available in the motor industry.
Students will be provided with all appropriate course materials.
If you have questions, please contact Simon Phelps: email@example.com
Whangarei Future Trades Campus
This programme aims to provide students with general construction and maintenance knowledge. It provides training across a wide range of construction and maintenance areas by giving students practical experience on small building projects. This programme is also an ideal starting point for further study in the construction sector.
To learn more about trades academy opportunities, see your school’s Careers Advisor or Trades Academy Coordinator. Students must be enrolled in a secondary school to qualify for the programme.
If you have questions, please contact Roger Rhodes – firstname.lastname@example.org
This programme provides a pathway from the Level 2 Construction Academy. It aims to provide learners with knowledge, skills and experience of building, construction and allied trades (BCATS) and to assist with the achievement of NCEA or future employment.
If you have questions, please contact Julian Blank: email@example.com
Students enrolled in the Cookery Academy programme will be eligible to gain the equivalency of New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3). This is a programme that requires commitment and dedication from students to attend all classes. The expectation is that these students, after completing this would be eligible to apply to enrol in the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4). This programme will give students the basic skills needed to actively participate in commercial kitchen operation.
If you have questions, please contact Tracy Telfer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raumanga Campus, Whangarei
This programme will link students at secondary school with careers in the health industry and pathways through tertiary to those health career opportunities.
This programme provides the skills required for entry into the electrical industry and related fields.
Graduates of this programme can move onto an apprenticeship as an industrial or residential electrician.
Career opportunities include:
*To know more about Vocational Pathways Award, please visit www.nzqa.govt.nz
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Graham Forrest – email@example.com