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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Business and ICT pathway) (Level 4)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

19 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Summary

Prepare for higher-level studies in business or IT.

This programme covers a variety of subjects aimed at preparing you for higher-level study in health, applied science, engineering technology or business. You'll take core courses designed to equip you with fundamental academic skills, then a selection of courses specifically required for your chosen pathway.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This qualification will prepare you for further study by developing your general academic skills.

STUDY PATHWAYS

The Certificate in Study and Career Preparation leads directly to several Ara diplomas and degrees such as the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Applied Science (three specialisations), Bachelor of Medical Imaging, Bachelor of Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Applied Management (14 specialisations).

Entry criteria

40 credits NCEA Level 2, including 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Mathematic credits (with a strength in Algebra for the Engineering Pathway and Numeracy for other pathways)

Or
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

English language requirements (Programme with exceptions to the minimum English Language Proficiency):

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING - 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

International close date: Received all year

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