Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Introduction to Automotive and Engineering).xml Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Introduction to Automotive and Engineering)

Qualifications and courses Study options

CertificatePart time - 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

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Course related costs

This programme is fees free for Canterbury Tertiary College students



Domestic Applications due

International Applications due


Christchurch - Ensors Road


Gain an insight into an exciting career in both the automotive and engineering trades.

Apply and gain hands on skills in MIG welding, Collision Repair, machine and hand tool operation, general engineering tasks, balance and fit road wheels.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at secondary school. You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact CPIT for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • A CTC application form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This programme enables you to make an informed decision about your future study and career pathways in the Engineering and Automotive Trades industries.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you will have the opportunity to specialise in either Automotive Trades or Engineering. On successful completion of this programme you can continue with further study including:

  • National Certificate in Automotive Level 3 (NC1421)
  • Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication) Level 3 (CH3879)
  • Certificate in Engineering (Welding and Structural Steel) Level 3 (CH3941)
  • Certificate in General Engineering Level 3 (CH3962)