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DIY Prep

This LibGuide helps students prepare for their Unitec programme.

DIY Prep for the Bridgepoint Diagnostic

When you apply to Bridging Education you will be invited to attend a Skills Review session to help us find out which Bridging Education programme is the best fit for your current level of skill. In this session you will be asked to respond to three different tasks:  numeracy questions, reading questions, and a short writing task. We will use this information review your skills and make a recommendation for the most appropriate course.

We have set up a few resources that you can engage with prior to attending the Skills Review if you wish. These resources will help you to review knowledge and practice skills taught in Bridging Education. We hope you find these resources helpful!

Suggested Preparatory Maths

Courses in all our pathways include some maths. For all of our programmes, it would be useful for you to practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing without a calculator as well as to revise the first steps of fractions, decimals and percentages. 

Some pathways will require you to reach a higher level of mathematical skills before you can go into diploma or degree programmes. If you are interested in our Health Science (Medical Imaging) or Engineering pathways it will be useful to brush up on your algebra skills.

Suggested Preparation for Reading

The reading skills review is designed to give us information about how well you understand what you read. Try these sites to review and practice your reading comprehension skills.

Suggested Preparation for Writing

Try these sites to help you review and practice the basic writing skills that will be reviewed.

Technology Skills

You will find it useful to have basic skills in computers and computer applications. Below are links to free online tutorials at GCF that can help you sharpen skills you will use during your time on this programme.

If you prefer in-person help, click the link below to check out Unitec's Free4U Computing courses in Henderson.