Practice Pathway overview

Our pathway is built to reflect a range of vocational pathways that give students skills and opportunities to get where they want to go. Our lecturers guide students to develop the skills and knowledge that they need in order to progress academically and to build their confidence to achieve their career goals.

It is designed to support our students to become effective members of their communities and the workforce. This collaborative learning environment is a place where students from many different cultures, age groups and backgrounds can build life skills that will sustain them, their families and communities.

Bridgepoint pathway programmes cover a wide range of study options including Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Construction, Engineering, Business, Sport and Design and Contemporary Arts.

We also offer an IELTS test centre, which is the best way for our students to be able to demonstrate their English language ability for a programme of study or a job. Our IELTS preparation courses prepare our students for the IELTS test, and are regularly run throughout the year.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)3Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you for further study at certificate or diploma level.
Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4)4Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you ready for degree-level study at universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand.