Looking for a career in the Police, Fire & Emergency, Defence Force, or Corrections?

Need help to upskill for the pre-entry testing?
  • Edvance can prepare you with the skills you will need to pass the pre-entry academic tests.
  • Edvance offers fully funded* pre-entry preparation courses with experienced tutors.
  • Course sessions are done fully online so you can access from anywhere in New Zealand.
  • Classes are kept small, so you receive effective individual attention from the tutor.

*based on eligibility criteria

The Edvance Pre-Entry Preparation programme has been designed to prepare you with the skills needed to pass the academic (psychometric) pre-entry testing when you apply to join the NZ Police, Fire and Emergency NZ, NZ Defence Force or Department of Corrections.

This course will develop your literacy and numeracy, spelling and writing skills. Increased competency in abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning will provide you with the confidence required to complete the pre-entry tests for these careers.

Edvance continually improves and updates the course content to remain consistent with current pre-entry testing requirements. Regular monitoring of career-relevant websites, and feedback from learners who sit the external tests, helps to ensure the training is effective and applicable.

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in the above public services. It will ready you with the skills needed to pass the pre-entry testing.

The course covers:

  • Increasing literacy and numeracy skills
  • Increasing spelling and writing skills
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Timed multi-choice test practice
  • Initial and final assessing so you can track your progress.

Where: Currently offered fully online (distance learning) – using Zoom and Google Classroom

When: Two nights per week for approx. 20 weeks.

Provisional course dates for 2022:

22 Feb start – Tue/Thu sessions

2 May start – Mon/Wed sessions

26 July start – Tue/Thu sessions

17 October start – Mon/Wed sessions

Police officer in uniform at parade
Pre-entry training - tutor and employees
Fireman in uniform on ladder

Can’t attend classes or just want to access practice tests? We also offer a self-directed online learning tool.

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