English for Academic Purposes (Level 3)

  • EAP Reading – Unit 30511
  • EAP Writing – Unit 30508

Part-time course

4 weeks duration

20 hours per week

12 credits NZQA

Step-by-Step Pathway Leading You to University:

Step 1 – Study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 3 (two units)

This step improves your English Literacy skills to allow you to start Step 2.

Step 2 – Study EAP Level 4 (two units)

This step takes your English Literacy skills to the level required for the entry to a university in New Zealand.

Two Modules: EAP Reading (Unit 30511) & EAP Writing (Unit 30508) at Level 3

Why EAP Level 3 ?

Canterbury College offers two EAP (English for Academic Purposes) modules at Level 3: Reading (unit 30511) and Writing (unit 30508). You need these two units before you can begin studying EAP modules at Level 4: Reading (unit 22751) and Writing (unit 22750). The Level 4 modules provide you with a pathway to university entrance. This is an excellent program for all students who are not yet ready to study EAP Level 4 and who would like an alternative to the IELTS examination. These EAP units are also part of New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL Level 3, Applied). 

Two Modules: EAP Reading (Unit 30511) & EAP Writing (Unit 30508) at Level 3

This Course Will help You To:

Course Information

  • Study: Part-Time course 
  • Duration of the course: 4 weeks 
  • Number of hours with the teacher at the class: 20 hours per week 
  • Self-directed study: 10 hours per week 
  • Credits: 12 NZQA credits 


  • Tuition fee – $1,645
  • Enrolment fee and materials – $345
  • Resit (if required) – $200 per credit

Entry Requirements

  • The entry can be through the Canterbury College Internal English Language Proficiency Assessment, Canterbury College English Test (CCET),
  • OR completion of NZCEL Level 2 (General),
  • OR an overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.0,
  • OR an acceptable equivalent score from an NZQA approved International English Language Test.