UP Education is giving its graduates even more options thanks to three new exciting partnership agreements.
Memorandums of Understanding have just been signed with Massey University, the University of Canberra and Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology), opening up valuable pathways to further study.
“At UP Education, we pride ourselves on providing students with a high quality education that helps them achieve their greatest potential,” said the Group’s Divisional Chief Executive Feroz Ali.
“We are constantly working on articulating new pathways and qualification recognition for our students so that they don’t duplicate their learning and incur additional debt to progress their careers.”
NZMA already delivers Wintec’s Certificate in Building Level 4, however the new articulation agreement between UP Education and Wintec further deepens the relationship, covering a broader range of pathways and programmes in Trades, IT and Foundation studies. Plans are also in the pipeline for pathways from NZCC (New Zealand Career College) to Wintec for further studies in Early Childhood and Health, and the two organisations are looking at working together on a number of international opportunities.
Mark Worsop, General Manager –Tertiary, for UP Education, says working more closely with Wintec will bring big benefits for students.
“We have had a long standing and positive relationship with Wintec, both through our campus in Hamilton and with our partnership to deliver their Level 4 Certificate of Building. This MOU reflects the success of this partnership and our desire to extend the range of opportunities available to all UP Education students,” he said.
Meanwhile the future looks brighter than ever for Yoobee graduates, who now have new pathway opportunities into degree programmes on both sides of the ditch. The new MOU’s with Massey University and the University of Canberra will enable Yoobee graduates to cross credit towards certain programmes.
Diploma of Animation and Digital Video (Level 5) and Diploma of Computer Graphic Design (Level 6) graduates can head to Massey and gain advanced standing into the second year of the Bachelor of Design (Hons) and the Bachelor of Creative Media Production. Those keen to further their creative studies by gaining a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the University of Canberra are also in luck. Credit exemptions are now available to graduates from Yoobee’s Diploma of Computer Graphic Design (Level 6) and the Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) Level 7 to gain entry into the final year of the degree.
“Providing a range of options for students is important and both of these pathways and the advanced standing provided recognises the quality of education provided by Yoobee School of Design, and gives our graduates an opportunity to continue their studies and gain a degree in NZ or Australia.”
UP Education prides itself on delivering top-quality vocational training across a wide range of professions including digital design, hospitality, cookery, business, retail, contact centre, construction, early childhood and health. These newly-created networks further underscore the organisation’s commitment to being the New Zealand leader in skills-based tertiary education.