Gateway programme

The BCITO Gateway programme involves both theory learning and practical application. Theory is done in the classroom and is reinforced with onsite work experience.

BCITO Gateway services

The BCITO offers the following services:

  • signing your Gateway students into a BCITO Gateway Training and Assessment MoU
  • providing comprehensive learning and resource packages for your students
  • assessing theory unit standards once completed
  • assisting you in getting to know your local industry employers
  • helping students make career decisions
  • introducing students to prospective employers when they leave school
  • providing appropriate building and construction information for careers advisors
  • assisting you with the consent-to-assess processes.

Theory and practical components

Theory component: BCITO will provide you with the teaching resources required to undertake the theory component for each Gateway programme package. Unit standards from National Certificates are used to provide your students with meaningful outcomes as they progress through the theory work.

Practical component: The practical sections are designed to replicate a BCITO apprentice’s record of work and assessment manual. It contains sections on the key practical activities that a student may be involved in, and a place to record what they have done when on their Gateway work placement.

Become a Gateway employer

Find out how you could be a Gateway programme employer.

More information

For more information on BCITO Gateway packages please contact us. For more information about the Gateway programme in general please visit the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).