New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

Get a taste of what tertiary learning is all about and gain essential skills for study and work! This is a great option if you want to re-engage with learning, gain confidence and develop your ability in literacy, numeracy and digital competency. Study includes classes four days a week on campus.

When completing the online enrolment form please choose your preferred elective and the Admissions or Pathways team will be in touch to talk to you further if needed.  Please note electives will be offered subject to numbers.  

This programme is open entry

You will learn how to:

  • search, comprehend, use and communicate information from a variety of texts and digital media relevant to the context.
  • apply basic knowledge, including literacy and numeracy skills, to solve problems relevant to the context.
  • reflect on experiences with a range of people, cultures and communities.
  • work collaboratively and effectively in a team or group to achieve a task or outcome.
  • develop and reflect on relevant learning and career goals.

Programme specific information

This qualification is intended to assist people engaging or re-engaging with learning who have the basic capabilities needed to pursue education or employment pathways, but require further development to confidently use them to succeed in those pathways.

It recognises the importance of applying core capabilities such as confidence, basic knowledge and skills, and literacy and numeracy, in a range of familiar contexts.

Students will be required to provide evidence they can progress through the programme of study. This may require an interview, challenge assessment or submission of a portfolio of work to ensure that students choose the most appropriate programme of study.

Students will be required to attend an interview or Information Day to guide them in their selection of courses and finalise the timetable via discussion with the course co-ordinator or tutor prior to enrolment. Full-time or part-time study options available.

Further Study Options

Holders of this qualification will be able to progress to study or training at NZQF level 3 as well as New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4), also offered at WITT Te Pūkenga

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