New study choices for local learners

Thursday 2 March 2017

New study choices for local learners 

The range of tertiary study choices that lead to employment or further study is increasing in the Horowhenua, with ten new qualifications being offered through a HLC and UCOL Partnership.  UCOL and HLC have partnered to deliver tertiary training since 2013 and today’s announcement will increase their Levin based partnership programmes from one to ten in February 2017. 

Programmes in Health Sciences, Sport & Exercise, Business & Administration, Chef Training, Hospitality, Early Childhood Education, Foundation Skills and Security are all being offered in 2017 at HLC’s Levin Campus. 

The programmes chosen to start in February 2017, will all pathway onto employment or higher tertiary study.  “Previously there were very limited local tertiary study options for school leavers available.  This is exciting news for students looking to transition to tertiary study in 2017, particularly those that cannot travel to Palmerston North or Kapiti”, said Horowhenua College Principal Grant Congdon. 

Mayor Duffy said at today’s launch announcement, “Workforce Development is a current challenge in Horowhenua and this will become even more so in the future with the forecasted population growth ahead as a result of the new roading infrastructure to our south.  It is great to see a local provider partnering with other organisations such as UCOL to come up with solutions to address these challenges and provide opportunities for our learners”. 

The new options are the result of greater collaboration between the Horowhenua Learning Centre and UCOL to offer an increased range of tertiary programmes in the Horowhenua that assist economic growth.

People with an interest in physical fitness who are keen to learn about the effects of exercise on the body including how to write a training programme will suit the Certificate in Exercise and Sport Performance.  Learning includes aspects of sport coaching, the fitness industry, event management and the application of sport medicine and injury management.   This leads to careers as gym instructors, athletic trainers, coaches, school sport coordinators, sports administrators and recreation coordinators. 


HLC currently delivers the National Certificate in Security in Wanganui, Palmerston North and Wellington, This is a popular qualification, as it increases the chance of gaining work in security and related sectors.  The certificate covers all the skills and knowledge needed to maintain security and safety at sites.  Learners undertake paid work experience as part of their learning which can include All Black games, concerts and movie set security work. 

Register now for February 2017 programmes

Visit www.hlc.ac.nz or phone 06 3681095 for programme details:

  • National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (L3)
  • NZ Certificate in Business (Administration & Technology) (L3 & L4)
  • NZ Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (L4)
  • NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Support Worker) (L3)
  • Certificate in Exercise & Sport Performance (L4)
  • NZ Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (L3 & L4)
  • NZ Certificate in Cookery (L4)
  • National Certificate in Security (Site Security) (L3)

Enquire about these online and or ring (06) 368 1095.  Some programmes are part time and HLC will be delivering at least one programme in an online platform for the first time.