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NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)

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On-Campus, Online

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6 months

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The NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation exists to equip students with increased knowledge, skills and confidence in their ability to succeed academically. It is designed for those who are not yet ready to enrol directly into one of our degree programmes.

This is a six-month programme which prepares students for tertiary study within the contexts of people-helping professions such as social work, counselling or teaching. Upon successful completion of this qualification, graduates may be eligible to apply for the entry interview for the related bachelor degree programmes at BTI.

The programme includes:

  • Straightforward and useful study skills, including reading academically, essay writing, referencing, time management, critical reading;
  • Interaction with ideas that challenge your thinking and expand your world;
  • A service learning experience that runs throughout the programme and gives practical opportunities to see what your chosen profession actually entails;
  • A warm, friendly, supportive environment in which to learn.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Locate, select and analyse relevant information from a variety of sources and apply it to context-relevant tasks and problems.
  • Work independently and collaboratively on context-relevant academic tasks and problems.
  • Develop and critique a study and career plan that identifies specific long-term career goals.

Choose to study with BTI and benefit from staff who are motivated by our Christian faith to:

  • cultivate a relational learning community
  • provide a warm, friendly, supportive environment in which to learn.
  • take the time to get to know who you are
  • teach in small groups - onsite in Tauranga and on-line
  • offer a curriculum that is biblically-based
  • walk alongside you as you study, offering academic and caring support
  • draw on the latest research and practice in teaching and learning
  • be a strengths-based community

Entry criteria

International applicants must meet all of the general programme entry requirements for the programme they wish to undertake as well as meet New Zealand qualification verification and/or English language requirements in some cases.

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