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Foundation Skills

Develop practical and academic skills at UCOL to help with further study or employment.

Our Foundation Skills programmes can lead to numerous Vocational Pathways.

Literacy and Numeracy Courses

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UCOL's free literacy and numeracy courses will help you towards achieving essential NCEA Literacy and Numeracy credits.

English Language

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UCOL's English Language programmes include the full suite of New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) programmes Level 1 to Level 5, all NZQA approved.

Free Computing Courses

Free Sign Language Courses

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New Zealand Sign Language is an official language of New Zealand and is used by our Deaf community. This interactive language is fun to learn.

Free Te Reo Courses

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Take your understanding of the Māori language beyond "Kia ora!" with UCOL's suite of free Te Reo Māori courses.