Grammar and Punctuation (Micro-credential)

Grammar and Punctuation (Micro-credential)

Delve into the world of grammar and punctuation with this micro-credential. Expand your knowledge of how language is structured. Study flexibly by allowing this course to fit around your other commitments.

Flexible study options

This micro-credential, along with the Copyediting 1 micro-credential are worth five credits each. You can enrol in both or do them separately.

These micro-credentials have been developed for flexible self-directed study at your own pace. They are delivered online, and there are no classes to attend.

Study hours: Approximately 50 hours total (5 hours per week).

It is possible to complete each micro-credential in fewer than 10 weeks if you want to, as long as you complete learning activities, online discussions and three short assessments by the end of the course.

What you will learn

The Grammar and Punctuation (Micro-credential) covers:

Sentence structure, and how it shapes punctuation

  • Parts of speech
  • Subjects and objects
  • Clauses and phrases
  • Types of sentences
  • Conjunctions
  • Pronouns, including "who" and "whom"


  • Full stops
  • Apostrophes
  • Commas
  • Colons
  • Semi-colons
  • Dashes
  • Exclamation and question marks


Common trouble spots

Useful resources

Entry requirements

Open entry.

Do you have enough time?

To check which study options best fit your lifestyle, try our handy time calculator tool


study calculator

Give yourself credit →

Use the knowledge you already have to fast-track your qualification. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your qualification. Start by getting in touch with us, or find out more here.

Whitireia and WelTec are a business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Last updated: 29/4/2024

Whitireia and WelTec are part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Learn more

Learn with purpose

Explore Te Pūkenga

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Copyright © 2024 Te Pūkenga