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

This course is available


Level of Study



16 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023




This programme is for international students based overseas who are wanting a formal qualification for further tertiary study, training, and/or working?in New Zealand. Delivered online, students will develop oral and written English language skills to?understand and use more complex language in?an academic context.

This programme is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)?low B2.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) (Offshore) (Online) will have the English language skills to work in positions that require:

Participation in face-to-face interpersonal communication
Respond to basic, context-specific texts
Production of simple, context-specific record-keeping

This certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3) (Offshore) (Online) and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) (Offshore) (Online).

Entry criteria

a) Candidates must be 16 years or older.
B) Candidates must have achieved NZCEL (General) (Level 3); or Have achieved an IELTS score of 5.0 across all bands, or equivalent; or
c) Candidates must take part in a selection interview and will be required to take a placement test to determine their current English Language level and learning goals.

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