Regulations for the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CertAttainFoundSt)

1.   There are no formal prerequisites for admission to the Certificate programme. However, candidates for the Certificate must produce evidence which satisfies the Director of the Waikato Pathways College that they are proficient in English language to the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in the Writing band. Students who have achieved an IELTS score of at least 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in the Writing band and no band less than 5.0 may be eligible for an exemption of up to 60 points towards the Certificate. Candidates must also have reached a standard of education at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 in a New Zealand secondary school.
2.   Every candidate for the Certificate must be accepted by the Director of the Waikato Pathways College.
Requirements for the Certificate
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Certificate is two semesters.
4.   Candidates must enrol in the Waikato Pathways College and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must gain 120 points, including 45 points from the three compulsory papers, as prescribed in the Pathways Programmes entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
6.   Every candidate for the Certificate must complete to the satisfaction of the Academic Board such class work, practical work, assignments, tests, and oral and written examinations as may be required.

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