Gain foundation knowledge and prepare for further study at Level 4 or above. Build learning skills and confidence. Learn in a supportive environment. Focus on Health Science or Social Sciences.

This one trimester programme provides you with an initial pathway for entering tertiary study in preparation for further study or training at Level 4. It also provides a foundation of skills and knowledge which you can take through your academic life. Two strands are offered: health science and social science.

Programme Outline​

Health Science Strand
  • Communication
  • Skills for tertiary study
  • Biology  for health sciences 
  • Chemistry for health sciences 
Social Science Strand
  • ​Academic Communication 
  • Skills for tertiary study
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology

Entry Requirements

At least 10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy or equivalent study/work experience.

IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent. 


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