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 offered at foundation level. You will also receive high quality academic tuition and 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. 

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
See full subject descriptions


Intake dates

There are two different intake dates available, depending on when you plan to start your Auckland Foundation Year.

Intake Length Orientation Start date
January 22 weeks 19/01/2018 22/01/2018
July 23 weeks 06/07/2018 09/07/2018


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.