Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 3

Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 3

  • Duration: 17 Weeks
  • Credits: 60
  • Campus: City Campus, Manukau

This Certificate provides students with a six-month programme of study in academic skills. These focus on introducing students to the requirements of academic study at a tertiary level. It aims to produce graduates who are capable of undertaking academic studies in the field of their choice.

The core modules are designed to introduce students to the rigours of studying at a tertiary level. In the Academic Skills module students learn about finding, assessing and analysing information, referencing, working in groups, study skills such as note-taking, exam preparation, etc. In the Data Analysis module, basic mathematical skills are introduced and practiced, while in the Information Technology module students become familiar with use of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software along with how to use the Internet to source information and to communicate effectively.

The elective modules allow students to learn terms and underlying principles in their chosen field of study. Upon completion of the programme, students can pathway into various NZ Universities and Polytechnics. 

Entry to this programme is open, provided applicants meet requirements in speaking, listening, reading and writing as assessed at an interview.

Students must be 16 years of age or older when they enrol, unless approved otherwise by the Programme Manager, and must have left Secondary School at least 6 months prior to applying for the programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 5.0, or equivalent score in an NZQA approved English Language Proficiency Test.

Student permit (International students) to study the Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) at NZSE.

60 credits with 4 modules

Upon completion of the programme, students can pathway into various NZ Universities and Polytechnics. 

AS3.3001 Academic Skills
AS3.3002 Information Technology
AS3.3003 Data Analysis
AS3.2001 Applied Computing
Elective Modules – a minimum of 1 elective is required to complete the Certificate






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