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Bridging Education

Welcome to our Bridging Education pathway. Our goal is to offer people who have just left school and aren’t yet sure what career path to take, and people who are wanting to change careers, the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress into higher education or a job.

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.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living and Working 1 Full-time for two years Career opportunities will be developed individually, focusing on your individual preferences and strengths.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) 3 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available Entry into further study at certificate or diploma level.
Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4) 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available Entry into degree-level study at universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Acting and Technical Production 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Art and Design 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available. This programme prepares you for further study toward a career in art and design in creative industries
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Business and Communication 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available. Entry into further study toward a career in media, communication, or business.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Music 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Screen Arts, Acting and Technical Production 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available Entry into further study toward a career in the media or performing and screen arts.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Screen Arts 4 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available

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