Thinking of a Career in the Police, Armed Forces, Corrections Department or the Fire Brigade?

  • Are you sure you can pass the pre-entry test? - enquire now
  • We run Fully Funded evening courses in Auckland, Tauranga and Dunedin. 
  • We run an on-line training programme too - click here to visit the site.
  • We can prepare you with the skills you will need to pass the tests.
  • You learn only the things you need to learn.
  • Classes are kept small, so you can receive effective individual attention from the tutor.



To be eligible you must be

  1. a citizen of New Zealand or have Permanent Residency. 
  2. minimum requirement age is 18 years old.
  3. have a low level in literacy or numeracy.
  4. Is not:
    • Enrolled as a full time learner at a Tertiary Organisation or
    • Accessing TEC-funded literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy training at another Tertiary Organisation or Workplace.

Definition of low level in literacy or numeracy, or literacy and numeracy

For the purpose of this condition, a learner has a low skill level in literacy, numeracy, or literacy and numeracy:

a)  if the learner has fewer than 80 credits on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF); or

b)  if the learner has more than 80 credits on the NZQF, the learner has fewer than 12 credits in literacy and/or numeracy in unit standards and/or achievement standards.

c) if the learner is assessed using the literacy and numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool and presents at Step 1 or 2 on the Learning Progressions for reading and/or numeracy.

To prove you are a NZ Citizen you need to photocopy either your Birth Certificate or your passport front page.


  • Numerical reasoning
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Spelling and writing skills


Need help to improve your English language, writing and math's skills for everyday life, study or work?

We run small classes which means that we can help with your individual needs. 

We will teach you everyday English to use at:

  • School
  • Bank
  • Post Office
  • Home
  • Church

We will teach you life skills:

  • Understanding rental agreements and employment contracts
  • Improving your numbers skills with measurements and calculations
  • Budgeting and interest calculations on mortgage
  • Improving your writing skills when filling in forms

Enquire now about our Community Foundation programmes.


Edvance Changed Our Lives

Don't just take our word for it! This is what some of our past learners are saying about the course.

I have gained immense confidence in my approach to mathematical problems in everyday life. 

  • Logical reasoning has also helped me a lot as I find I can apply all the skills learned here in real time and in real life. As well as improving in all areas my confidence has grown in myself and at work.  I feel better equipped to face the tasks at work and for the police tests.
  • I gained a lot of knowledge on things I thought I knew that I actually didn’t i.e. times tables, decimals to fractions, time calculation, synonyms, antonyms and spelling.
  • The course improved my understanding of questions, faster calculation time and little tips to help with solving problems.
  • I now know easy, less complicated techniques to work out numerical problems.
  • I thought personally it was going to be like you were at school but it wasn’t, which I was pleased about.  I would recommend it to someone else that needs a bit of a boost.
  • Totally not what I expected.   It is way more and an awesome course.  I learnt so much.
  • I especially appreciated the Tutor's style of teaching in a way which makes it very easy for a stubborn adult like me to grasp.

Make an Enquiry

Interested in finding out more information about our pre-entry training?

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