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University Foundation Certificate (Level 4)

This course is available


Level of Study

Foundation Course


21 weeks

Next start date

Expected Mar 2024


Kiwi College of New Zealand


The programme is a stepping stone into the world of higher education, particularly for young international students who do not have the right qualifications to go straight onto a tertiary programme of study. The aim of this programme is to equip students with the attributes, knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for higher level, including degree-level studies, leading toward a chosen field of study or career pathway. The programme is also ideal for students who are unsure whether they want to go to university. They can get an understanding of their field of interest before progressing to a full degree programme. As well as subject knowledge, they will get used to the higher education context and gain the skills needed for higher-level study. If they successfully complete the foundation programme, they can be accepted into the first year of a diploma or degree programme.

What you will learn

• English (Academic)
• Study and Time Management Skills
• Critical Thinking and Communication
• Accounting
• Business Studies
• Marketing or Economics (students
choose one elective course)

Entry criteria

Be a minimum of 16 years at the commencement of the programme.

Academic requirements

Completed secondary school study, equivalent to New Zealand Year 12, or

Completed secondary school qualification from country of origin

English requirements:

Academic or General IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band, or

Other equivalent English scores recognised by NZQA

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