Study Options

Enquire Now

Laidlaw College offers an array of study options, all firmly grounded in a courageous and thoughtful Christian worldview.

You can match a study pathway that best-fits your current needs, ranging from Foundation Studies to prepare you for your academic journey, through to rigorous Post-Graduate Studies at a PhD level.

You can choose to study at one of our campuses in Auckland (Henderson or Manukau) or in Christchurch, or through distance learning.

Foundation Studies 

The Certificate in Study & Career Preparation (CertPrep) 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. 

Theological Studies 

Ranging from Certificate through to Doctoral studies, the School of Theology is passionate about seeking wisdom to live faithfully in a fast-changing world. Whether you’re seeking to prepare for professional ministry, or deepen your faith in your home or life - Laidlaw’s School of Theology offers a programme to fit.

Teacher Education 

Laidlaw offers a Bachelor of Education (Primary) to prepare our students for effective, thoughtful training in New Zealand primary, intermediate and middle schools in New Zealand and worldwide. Our Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one-year graduate diploma which will suit people who are excited by the idea of working alongside teenaged students and already have a Bachelor’s degree qualification.


If you are called to serve others through healing hearts, minds and relationships, Laidlaw offers a uniquely integrated approach to counselling and relational studies. With a Bachelor of Counselling for those seeking to become registered counsellors, Laidlaw provides a comprehensive educational programme for training in this deeply significant care ministry.