New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)

19 Weeks
Whangārei & Auckland

Gain the general language skills required to communicate in most familiar situations with increasing independence and fluency.

This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language who wish to increase their English language proficiency for general communication.

This programme aims to provide students with intermediate English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking which will enable them to cope with most situations in an English-speaking country. 

You will learn the skills to:

  • Participate with some confidence in spoken discourse on reasonably familiar topics
  • Understand main points and specific details of written and oral texts on reasonably familiar topics
  • Write connected texts on reasonably familiar topics

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 16 years of age or older on the 1st of January in the year that the student enrols, unless approved otherwise by the Academic Lead: AND
  • Can reasonably expect to achieve the standards required for successful completion of the programme or course;

AND one of the following

  • Have successfully completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2); OR
  • Provide an IELTS Academic score of at least 4.5 with no band score lower than 4.0, or an accepted international equivalence; OR
  • Provide evidence of CEFR B1 level in the VITAL placement test.

Applicants using VITAL CEFR B1 evidence to enter the programme will be required to undertake the NorthTec internal placement test to confirm their current level of English proficiency. This will include writing and speaking components.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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Whangārei & Auckland
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)
Dates:
Throughout the year
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees (2022):
$3,145
International
International Fees (2022):
$7,000
Price:
TBC
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Education and Employment pathways

This certificate can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) or into other study or training programmes/courses at New Zealand Qualifications Framework Level 3 or below.

Holders of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require:

  • Participation in face-to-face interpersonal communication
  • Response to written instructions and informational texts
  • Production of simple, context-specific record-keeping

Accord Trust Scholarship

This scholarship provides fee discounts to eCampus learners enrolled at NorthTec in 2022. Awards up to $4000 ($16,444 available in total) to students ineligible for any other fees-free options.  Students enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships you must:

  • Be enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ
  • Be ineligible for any other fees-free options

How to apply

Submit the Accord Trust Scholarship online application form. Applications for this scholarship can be submitted any time up until 30 November 2022.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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