Gain Level 1 & 2 National Trades Certificates Level 1 and 2, (as well as NCEA credits) and entry into the demanding area of buidling and allied trades skills. Tailored for the individual, students can complete Level 1 in Year 11, Level 2 in Year 12, or take three years to complete it.  

The Stage 3 BCATS project allows students to develop and enhance a range of skills and knowledge and to apply them naturally during the course of undertaking the project.

Achievement is measured against individual unit standard learning outcomes but should be assessed holistically.

Programmes should be based around a project, with all students working towards achieving US 29684 Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project (12 credits).

Student progress toward US 29684 (The Project Itself), incorporates the learning outcomes for other Level 3 BCATS unit standards, thereby providing opportunities for achievement of a total of 40 credits along the journey.

Therefore, while 40 credits may seem a lot to offer for one subject, it must be remembered that each “equivalent learning hour” while undertaking a project contributes to multiple aspects of the other seven Level 3 BCATS unit standards.