New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 3

  • Duration: 17 Weeks
  • Credits: 60
  • Campus: City Campus, Manukau
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This Certificate provides students with a 17 week programme of study in academic skills. These focus on introducing students to the requirements of academic study at a tertiary level. It aims to produce graduates who are capable of undertaking academic studies in the field of their choice.

The key skills students learn will include finding, assessing and analysing information, referencing, working in groups, study skills such as note-taking, exam preparation, basic mathematical skills are introduced and practiced, students become familiar with use of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software along with how to use the internet to source information and to communicate effectively.

Key Highlights

  • Develop communication skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Become comfortable with the use of digital technology for academic purposes
  • Develop goal setting and study strategies

 

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Entry to this programme is open, provided applicants meet requirements in speaking, listening, reading and writing as assessed at an interview.

Students must be 16 years of age or older when they enrol, unless approved otherwise by the Programme Manager.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 5.0, or equivalent score in an NZQA approved English Language Proficiency Test.

60 credits with 4 papers

Upon completion of the programme, students can pathway into various NZ Universities and Polytechnics. 

Course

Name

Assessments

Percentage Weightings

AS3.3001

Academic Skills

Assessment 1 - Note Making and Summary Writing

20%

 

 

Assessment 2 - Book Review & Comprehension

20%

 

 

Assignment 1 -Academic Essay

40%

 

 

Assignment 2 -Oral & Power Point Presentation

20%

 

 

 

 

AS3.3002

Information Technology

Assessment 1  - Practical and Written

30%

 

 

Project  - Portfolio of Work

70%

 

 

 

 

AS3.3003

Data Analysis

Assessment 1 – Basic Facts

30%

 

 

Assessment 2 – Measurement and Mensuration

30%

 

 

Assessment 3 – Statistics

40%

 

 

 

 

AS3.2001

Applied Computing

Project – Portfolio of Work

100%

Zero-Fee for 16 - 19 under Youth Guarantee scheme!

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