NZCEL Level 3 (Applied)
New Zealand Certificate in English Language
New Zealand Certificate in English Language
Our New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 (Applied) programme is designed to ensure that learners have well rounded skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in an academic context.
The programme will enable learners to gain the general language skills required to participate with increasing independence and fluency in an academic English Language context.
This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Low B2. Completion of the programme and the award of the qualification will allow educational institutions to make informed judgements regarding the level at which the learner can use English in an academic context.
Course duration: 1 year
Study part-time in the evenings
Classes: 3-4 times a week, 10 hours per week
12 units covering reading, writing, speaking and listening English language skills
62 NZQA credits
$499 per term
Enrolment fee – $180 one-off payment
The tuition fee should be paid in full in advance before the start of the term.
Term 1 – 14 Feb – 3 June 2022
Term 2 – 6 June – 23 Sept 2022
Term 3 – 26 Sept 2022 – 3 Feb 2023 (with a 3-week Christmas break from 16th of Dec to 9th of Jan (DD
|Start Date||End Date||Duration - Weeks||Hours per unit|
|Unit 1||14 February 2022||11 March 2022||4||40|
|Unit 2||14 March 2022||8 April 2022||4||40|
|Unit 3||11 April 2022||6 May 2022||4||40|
|Unit 4||9 May 2022||3 June 2022||4||40|
|Unit 5||6 June 2022||1 July 2022||4||40|
|Unit 6||4 July 2022||29 July 2022||4||40|
|Unit 7||1 August 2022||26 August 2022||4||40|
|Unit 8||29 August 2022||23 September 2022||4||40|
|Unit 9||26 September 2022||21 October 2022||4||40|
|Unit 10||24 October 2022||18 November 2022||4||40|
|Unit 11||21 November 2022||16 December 2022||4||40|
|Christmas Break |
|Unit 12||9 January 2023||3 February 2023||4||40|
Understand main points and some specific details of moderately complex written texts on familiar topics relevant to the applied context.
Write clear connected texts on reasonably familiar topics relevant to the applied context.
Participate with some confidence in sustained spoken discourse on reasonably familiar topics relevant to the applied context.
Understand main points and some specific details of moderately complex oral texts on reasonably familiar topics relevant to the applied context.
The Level 3 Applied qualification is intended to enable language development in different applied settings, academic, community and/or employment context(s).
Our NZCEL Level 3 (Applied) programme is assessed using unit standards, allowing students to pass stage by stage units as they progress. NZCEL results are validated by the NZQA with no expiry date.
NZCEL Level 3 (Applied) prepares students for success at tertiary level. By the completion of the programme, the learner should be able to think analytically about language in order to be an independent learner and take advantage of second language immersion, thus equipping the learner for further study and thriving in the academic environment.
The qualification is aligned with The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an international standard for describing language ability being used around the world to describe learners’ language skills.
|Read and understand a moderately complex text in an applied context (EL)||Unit 30996||5|
|Read and understand a text for a practical purpose in an applied context (EL)||Unit 31003||5|
|Read and make connections across a range of written texts independently in an applied context (EL)||Unit 31007||5|
|Read and apply understanding in English for academic purposes||Unit 30511 EAP (English for academic purposes)||6|
|Write a clear connected text in an applied context (EL)||Unit 31033||5|
|Write a text for a practical purpose in an applied context (EL)||Unit 31044||5|
|Write a short-crafted text for a specified audience using resource material in English for an academic purpose||Unit 30508 EAP||6|
|Write a short text under test conditions in English for an academic purpose||Unit 30507 EAP||6|
|Deliver a short oral presentation in English for an academic purpose||Unit 30510 EAP||5|
|Participate in a spoken interaction in an applied context (EL)||Unit 31015||5|
|Participate in a formal interview in an applied context (EL)||Unit 31021||5|
|Demonstrate understanding of a moderately complex spoken text in an applied context (EL)||Unit 30981||5|
|Demonstrate understanding of moderately complex spoken instructions in an applied context (EL)||Unit 30986||5|
|Demonstrate understanding of a moderately complex spoken interaction in an applied context (EL)||Unit 30989||5|
|Demonstrate and apply understanding of a short spoken text in English for an academic purpose||Unit 30509 EAP||5|
|Total credits||62 credits (3 units per skill)|
NZCEL Level 3 Applied Certificate on the exit provides English skills similar to IELTS 5.5 or CERF low B2.
Graduates of NZCEL meet the English proficiency requirements to enrol in mainstream programmes, as shown on the chart below.
To be admitted to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language – Level 3 (Applied – Academic Context):
Before the start of the course you will be required to complete Canterbury College English Test for us to better understand your level of English.