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Taylors College Auckland

Find your pathway programme

At Taylors College Auckland you can find your perfect university pathway. We offer the Auckland Foundation Year programme, providing a direct route to study at a top New Zealand university. The Auckland Foundation Year is a comprehensive university preparation programme that guarantees a place at one of our three partner universities when you successfully complete the programme.

We also offer an English Language Preparation Programme for international students who wish to join the Auckland Foundation Year but do not meet the English language requirements.

If you do not meet the English language or academic requirements for the Auckland Foundation Year, we can help you on a six-month programme called the Pre-Foundation Programme. This programme will introduce you to the core subjects offered at foundation level and help you improve your English skills.

Our courses have been specially designed for international students to make sure you receive the best start to your education in New Zealand.

For more information please contact us. You can use our online enquiry form to contact one of our Student Enrolment Officers who will quickly reply by email or phone.

The Auckland Foundation Year 

University preparation programmes in New Zealand

The Auckland Foundation Year prepares you to enter one of our three partner universities in New Zealand.

 We offer two different programme options - Standard and Intensive - so you can choose the right one for you, based on your academic grades and English language level. Both options offer guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree on successful completion of the course.

What will I study?

On both the Standard and Intensive Programmes you will study English language and four elective subjects. You will also develop important study skills and employability skills.

You can choose four elective subjects to focus on. These four subjects will prepare you for undergraduate study in a related degree.

Elective subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Art*
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics.

*Art is offered for January and July intakes only, and will only be available if there is sufficient student demand for the subject. If you wish to enrol in this subject, please check availability when you apply for this programme and subject.

Pre-Foundation Programme

Preparation for the Auckland Foundation Year

The Pre-Foundation Programme is a 22-23 week programme, designed for students who do not meet the academic or English entry requirements for the Auckland Foundation Year.

On this course you will receive an introduction to the core subjects that you will be studying at foundation level.

You will receive high quality academic tuition, as well as one-to-one support from your teachers, to ensure you are ready to begin the Auckland Foundation Year at the end of the programme.

We will help you develop and improve your English language skills throughout the programme.

There are two intake dates available, based on the planned intake date for your foundation course.

When you complete the programme

Once you have successfully completed the Pre-Foundation Programme you will progress to the Auckland Foundation Year Standard Programme. This programme is held on the same campus, so you will be familiar with your study environment and the friendly teaching staff at Taylors College Auckland.

What will I study?

In this course you will study three core subjects and two out of three elective subjects.

Core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology

Elective subjects:

  • Science
  • Commerce
  • Social Studies

English Language Preparation

English for academic purposes 

If you do not meet the English language requirements to begin the Auckland Foundation Year, you can enrol on our English Language Preparation (ELP) Programme first.

What will I study?

In this course you will study three core subjects and two out of three elective subjects.

Core subjects:

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening

Key study skills

You will develop key study skills that boost your confidence and help you learn faster, including: 

  • Exam techniques
  • Critical analysis
  • Note-taking
  • Text scanning
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