College Awards for secondary teachers
UC Arts welcomes secondary teachers who want to upskill or pursue a new field of study.
We offer a limited number of College Awards to Canterbury secondary teachers ($2000 towards tuition fees for study of a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, or $4000 towards tuition fees for study of a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts).
Teachers can access current study assistance grants from Teachnz if they wish to study during work hours. If you have a Teachnz grant, the College of Arts will cover the portion of your tuition fees not covered by the grant. Along with the application form, teachers must submit a short statement of how this study will enhance their career, and a letter of support from their Head of Department or Principal.
Apply for a College Award
To apply for a College Award apply to enrol at UC and complete the UC arts college award application form (DOC, 183KB, 1 page) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Find out more about the degrees and courses the College Award is offered for.
To gain the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, you must complete at least 60 points (two 30 point courses) from taught courses. The Certificate can be studied one semester full-time or 1 year part-time. Read more about this qualification
To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, you must complete at least 120 points (four 30 point courses) from taught courses. Courses can be started in February or July. The Diploma can be studied one year full-time or up to four years part-time. Read more about this qualification
Choose your courses
You can choose from courses at 400-level in both teaching subjects and professional development to make up the required points. The College Awards for Canterbury Secondary Teachers are offered in the following subjects:
Professional Development subjects
Get advice or more information
For enquiries about admission to UC contact:
UC Admission Team
For enquiries about Education courses contact:
College of Education, Health and Human Development Student Advisors
For Arts course advice
contact the College of Arts Student Advisors