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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) (Academic)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) (Academic)

Level 5

Learn to communicate with fluency and flexibility with UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5).

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Quick info

Level: 5

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 19 weeks

Dates:
21 Feb 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
25 Jul 2022 - 02 Dec 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.

You'll study reading, writing, listening and speaking at an advanced level to support you to communicate with fluency and flexibility in professional and academic contexts.

Education pathways

This Certificate builds on UCOL's other English language programmes, including:

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

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 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) (Academic) can:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex spoken conversations.
  • Speak with fluency and spontaneity to communicate information, ideas and thoughts in extended conversations.
  • Use communication and language skills to confidently participate in discussions.
  • Read and understand complex texts.
  • Summarise and synthesise information.
  • Write relevant, extended, well-crafted, logically structured information that is targeted at your audience, incorporates, evaluates and applies information and arguments from a range of sources.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 (NZCEL L5) and Bachelor of Nursing

The Level 5 programme has been added to UCOL's already popular suite of English Language programmes.  

Successful completion of New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) meets the English Language entry requirements for UCOL's Bachelor of Nursing, and gives students the opportunity to be fully immersed into English Language in New Zealand, making them more prepared for their studies and placements. 

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) is equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with no band score lower than 6.0.  This allows students entry into Post-graduate Diplomas and certificates (Level 8), Bachelors and Honours Degrees (Level 8), as well as Master's Degrees (Level 9), and Doctoral Degrees (Level 10).  

 Course Information

This programme comprises 60 credits. The courses includes;

Reading Level 5 (15 Credits)
You will understand in detail a range of lengthy, complex written texts of academic relevance, and understand precise and lower-frequency vocabulary.

Writing Level 5 (15 Credits)
You will be able to use a wide range of appropriate vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, with no significant inaccuracies. Students will be able to write with a high degree of accuracy across a range of sophisticated grammatical structures.

Listening Level 5 (15 Credits)
You will understand extended speech of academic or professional relevance which may include a range of idiomatic expressions and a range of accents and dialects when delivered at natural speed.

Speaking Level 5 (15 Credits)
You will be able to speak with fluency and spontaneity to communicate information, ideas and thoughts in extended discourse in formal and informal academic settings that are both familiar and unfamiliar.

 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 4) (Academic) 

OR,

equivalent skills and knowledge such as IELTS 6.0. 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 4) (Academic)

OR,
equivalent skills such as IELTS 6.0. 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 of charge 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).

 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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