Learn basic skills to prepare you for further study in either health or social science

Programme Overview

This one semester programme will assist you to gain foundation language, literacy, numeracy, and generic skills in order to pursue education or employment pathways. Graduates can apply to enrol in the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) with the aim of studying towards a career in nursing, paramedic, midwifery, social work, or teaching

Programme Outline

The New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) covers five subject areas.

Communication skills

  • reading, writing, listening

Health Science

  • biology and chemistry 
  • body systems 
  • personal health and fitness

Social Science

  • te Tiriti o Waitangi 
  • people, culture and communities 
  • introductory Social Science

Vocational and employment

  • legislation 
  • study and employment pathways 
  • CV and cover letters 
  • numeracy 
  • interview preparation 
  • personal study skills

Entry Requirements

TEC entry criteria applies, please contact us.

International students

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