Digital Skills Pathway [Level 4]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


6 months


Level 4


The Digital Skills Pathway [Level 4] is a nationally recognized full-time, 19 week programme (or equivalent part-time) which offers you stimulating technology studies and provides a pathway towards your professional qualification in the computing industry.

The Digital Skills Pathway [Level 4] is ideal if you are a school-leaver without University Entrance or just want to get started in IT with the aim of progressing further in study and your career. The programme involves stimulating technology studies and provides you with a pathway towards a professional qualification in the computing industry, such as a Bachelor of Computing Systems (BCS).

Online Offering

There is a fully online option of this programme also available through our business partner TANZ


This programme is designed for school-leavers without University Entrance, anyone wanting to get a start in studying IT, or anyone wishing to progress further in their professional IT studies.

This 19 week programme will prepare graduates for further study at EIT on the Bachelor of Computing Systems (BCS) degree.

The BCS is designed to prepare graduates for a professional career in IT.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The qualification may provide access to positions in general business requiring a broad knowledge of hardware, software and information systems. However, the main purpose of the qualification is to provide a platform for more advanced study in Information Technology.

Possible career opportunities and further study include:
■ Helpdesk Operator
■ Trainee Computer Technician
■ Bachelor of Computing systems student

Study Pathways

Successful completion of this programme leads to entry to the Bachelor of Computing Systems.


Two start dates each year :

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements and entry with credit

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus