Foundation Studies

If you’re really keen to study, but you’re not quite ready for a diploma or a degree, why not enrol in our level 4 certificate programme?

The Certificate in Study & Career Preparation (CertPrep), offered at our Manukau campuses, assists students with the development of key skills, capabilities, knowledge and attributes needed to succeed in tertiary education including degree level. The programme provides a foundation for students who want to continue into Laidlaw programmes in Theology, Teaching or Counselling through a mixture of academic skills development and reflection on Christian faith and life.

Upon completion graduates will be able to:

  • Locate, select and analyse relevant information from a variety of sources and apply to context-relevant tasks and problems.
  • Construct a reasoned and researched argument, communicated using a range of appropriate media.
  • 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.

Upon the successful completion of the programme students may also apply for entry into more advanced programmes in Theology, Teacher Education or Counselling.


Programme Summary

LEVEL 4, 60 credits
DURATION One semester full-time, part-time options available
STARTS February 2021
PLACES open
CAMPUS Manukau
TUITION FEE $2,226 plus Student Services Fee

Programme Requirements

The Certificate in Study and Career Preparation is a one semester full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. It is made up of four level 4, 15 credit courses comprising two study skills courses and two Christian studies courses.

The programme focuses on four key areas:

  • Academic reading, writing, and communication
  • Managing your study and learning
  • Encountering the Bible OR Basics of Christian Belief
  • Faith in Action

Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

Sue Davidson: [email protected] or 09 837 9769


SUMMER SEMESTER 2020 - 2021

Summer School Early Application close 16 October 2020
S1 2020 International Applications close 01 November 2020
All Summer School Applications close 13 November 2020
Summer School Enrolment and Orientation November 2020
2020/2021 Summer Semester begins 23 November 2020
Christchurch Graduation Ceremony 11 December 2020
Christmas Break Laidlaw closed 23 December 2020 to 04 January 2021
Domestic S1 2021 Early Applications close 04 January 2021
Domestic S1 2021 Graduate Diploma in Education Applications close 04 January 2021
Graduate Diploma in Education semester starts 18 January 2021
S1 2021 Domestic Counselling & Teaching Applications close 22 January 2021
Bachelor of Education Year 3 semester starts 25 January 2021
S1 2021 Domestic Theology Applications close 29 January 2021
Auckland Anniversary observed 01 February 2021
Waitangi Day observed 08 February 2021
S1 2021 Non-Formal/Interest Only applications close 12 February 2021
Summer Semester ends 19 February 2021

SEMESTER ONE 2021

S1 2021 International Applications close 01 November 2020
S1 2021 International Scholarship Applications close 01 November 2020
Domestic S1 2021 Early Applications close 04 January 2021
Domestic S1 2021 Graduate Diploma in Education Applications close 04 January 2021
Graduate Diploma in Education begins 18 January 2021
S1 2021 Domestic Counselling & Teaching Applications close 22 January 2021
BEd Year 3 begins 25 January 2021
S1 Domestic Theology applications close 29 January 2021
Auckland Anniversary 01 February 2021
Waitangi Day 06 February 2021
Waitangi Day observed 08 February 2021
S1 2021 Late Applications close 12 February 2021
Non-Formal/Interest Only S1 2021 applications close 12 February 2021
Semester One begins 22 February 2021
Online Orientation begins 22 February 2021
Orientation week All campuses 22-26 February 2021
S2 2020 Supplementary Exams 26 February 2021
Course add/delete end date 07 March 2021
Programme withdrawal end date 14 March 2021
Semester 2 Applications open 15 March 2021
Intensives Week 22-26 March 2021
Bachelor of Education Camp (3 days) 22-26 March 2021
Good Friday 02 April 2021
Easter Monday 05 April 2021
Easter Tuesday 06 April 2021
Mid Term break 18-30 April 2021
ANZAC Day 25 April 2021
ANZAC Day observed 26 April 2021
S2 International Applications close 01 May 2021
Returning students S2 course selections open 16 May 2021
S2 2021 Domestic Early Applications close 28 May 2021
Queen’s birthday 07 June 2021
S1 2021 Course evaluations open 08 June 2021
S2 2021 Domestic Counselling & Teaching Applications close 18 June 2021
S2 2021 Domestic Theology Applications close 25 June 2021
Semester One ends 25 June 2021
Mid-Year Break 27 June – 16 July 2021