The Short Course in Adult Teaching comprises 25 credits and the Certificate in Adult Teaching (Advanced) comprises 60 credits. There are four courses consisting of:
- 600 hours of student learning
- 255 hours of lecturer-supported learning
- 280 hours of independent learning
- 65 hours of practicum learning
Part-time students may enrol in any of the courses separately.
Students are advised that there is a requirement for 65 hours’ practical teaching in an approved setting, in order to complete the Certificate in Adult Teaching (Advanced), Level 5. Students will, therefore, need to be in a teaching role to complete this qualification.
However, students may exit after Course One (which requires 15 hours’ practical teaching) with the Short Course in Adult Teaching, Level 5.
Prospective students must contact the programme leader prior to enrolment, to confirm that they can meet the practical requirements of the course in terms of accessing adult teaching opportunities.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.