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

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

Level 3

Gain the English language skills you need to embark on further study and improve your IELTS or TOEFL score with the New Zealand Certificate in English (Level 3) (General) at UCOL.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 18 weeks, full-time

Dates:
21 Feb 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
25 Jul 2022 - 25 Nov 2022

Domestic Fees: *
$0 (Scholarships cover fees)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$6500.00

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

UCOL’s very experienced and highly qualified tutors will help you to improve your English for daily life, work and/or study, enabling you to become an active learner inside and outside the classroom.

Graduates will gain the language skills required to communicate in most situations with some independence and fluency in order to participate in everyday/social/community, workplace and/or academic English language contexts. 

This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1.

This programme uses blended delivery – combining in person and online learning.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (General) can progress to further study at undergraduate level at UCOL or further specialise in the English language with New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied)

 Course Information

This programme consists 60 credits.  The course includes;

Reading Level 3 General (15 Credits)
You will learn to read, understand and provide a response to a range of texts (graded readers, articles) on familiar topics.

Writing Level 3 General (15 Credits)
You will learn to write comprehensible, connected texts for familiar and predictable purposes (book reviews, letters) with reasonable linguistic accuracy.

Listening Level 3 General (15 Credits)
You will learn to understand the main points and key supporting detail in extended oral interaction (conversations, interviews) on a range of familiar topics.

Speaking Level 3 General (15 Credits)
You will learn to speak with some coherence, fluency and confidence to exchange personal information and opinions on familiar topics.

 Learning Facilities

All students have access to the full range of UCOL’s on-site facilities such as the library, learning hubs, study areas, and computer labs.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) 

OR

equivalent skills and knowledge such as IELTS 4.5. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.

A diagnostic test may be used to identify the Level at which domestic students for whom English is not their first language and international students already in New Zealand should begin studying.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) 

OR,

equivalent skills and knowledge such as IELTS 4.5 (or equivalent including TOEFL).  IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.

A diagnostic test may be used to identify the Level at which domestic students for whom English is not their first language and international students already in New Zealand should begin studying.

 Advice & Guidance

All students are encouraged to access support and guidance to improve study, research and academic skills.

This course is free for New Zealand domestic students and refugees.

ILN Refugee English funding
Note that a learner may only be re-enrolled in an ILN Refugee English funded provision for a period of three years. That is, enrolments/re-enrolments of an individual learner (in the same or different qualifications) may be non-consecutive, and the sum total duration of those enrolments/re-enrolments may be up to 36 months).

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).

Previous Related Programmes

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (General) supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:

  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3)

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.

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