Pathways Programmes (2020)


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  • Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CertAttainEngLang)

    The Certificate of Attainment in English Language is offered at the University of Waikato Pathways College and has eight levels, from Elementary to Advanced. The level of admission will depend on the student's current level of proficiency in English language. Students who do not have an IELTS result of 4.0 or equivalent are given a placement test that is administered by the College in order to determine the level at which a student may enter the programme.

    CAENL001, CAENL002 and CAENL003 are taught in Hamilton and offered on a full-time basis. These papers aim to provide international students whose first language is not English, with a programme which will develop their proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking English in a variety of formal and informal contexts in preparation for the higher levels.

    CAENL004, CAENL005, CAENL006, CAENL007 and CAENL008 are also taught in Hamilton and offered on a full-time basis. Classes focus on the skills needed for successful study in higher education in New Zealand such as academic writing, listening, note-taking, reading, and oral presentation skills. Higher levels can provide entry to the Foundation Studies programme or a range of undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at the University of Waikato.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

  • Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CertAttainFoundSt)

    The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies provides international students whose first language is not English with a programme that will prepare them for study in a New Zealand university. All students should have achieved an IELTS score of at least 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing (or approved equivalent assessment) prior to admission.

    Candidates must complete the equivalent of 120 points (eight papers). FOUND001, FOUND021, and FOUND022 are compulsory. The remaining five can be of FOUND002, FOUND003, FOUND004, FOUND005, FOUND006, FOUND007, FOUND008 FOUND009, FOUND010, FOUND011 or FOUND012.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

  • Certificate of University Preparation (CUP)

    The Certificate of University Preparation is a one-trimester programme taught in Hamilton. On successful completion you will gain the equivalent of University Entrance as well as the tools and skills to help you transition to degree-level study.

    To complete the Certificate students must pass both FOUND001 and FOUND002 and two of FOUND003, FOUND004, FOUND005, FOUND006, FOUND007, FOUND008, FOUND009, FOUND010, FOUND011, or FOUND012.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

  • Non-Assessed English Language Courses

    Waikato Pathways College offers a variety of international English Language programmes to students including a General English course and tailor-made professional, academic and vocational study tours.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

  • Prescriptions for the Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation - Pre-Masters (DipPP)

    The DipPP is a Pre-Masters programme primarily available to international students as an alternative pathway to enter specific Masters qualifications.

    The qualification regulations define the requirements for the DipPP.

    To complete the DipPP students must complete FOUND101, FOUND201, FOUND202, FOUND301, FOUND302 and FOUND303.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 April 2021 9:13am

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