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NZCEL Level 3 (Applied)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language 

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

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

KEY INFORMATION

  • 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

  • After completion you will be awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3, Applied)

DOMESTIC TUITION FEES

$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.

KEY DATES

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

Starting the Course - Join Any Time During the Year Starting with Any Unit

Start DateEnd DateDuration - WeeksHours per unit
Unit 114 February 202211 March 2022440
Unit 214 March 20228 April 2022440
Unit 311 April 20226 May 2022440
Unit 49 May 20223 June 2022440
Unit 56 June 20221 July 2022440
Unit 64 July 202229 July 2022440
Unit 71 August 202226 August 2022440
Unit 8 29 August 202223 September 2022440
Unit 926 September 202221 October 2022440
Unit 1024 October 202218 November 2022440
Unit 1121 November 202216 December 2022440
Christmas Break
3 weeks
Unit 129 January 20233 February 2023440

NZCEL Level 3: Graduate Profile Outcomes

What you will learn

Reading

Understand main points and some specific details of moderately complex written texts on familiar topics relevant to the applied context.

Writing

Write clear connected texts on reasonably familiar topics relevant to the applied context.

Speaking

Participate with some confidence in sustained spoken discourse on reasonably familiar topics relevant to the applied context.

Listening

Understand main points and some specific details of moderately complex oral texts on reasonably familiar topics relevant to the applied context.

A bit More Information

What is NZCEL Level 3 (Applied) ?

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.

 

NZCEL Level 3 (Applied): Units

SkillUnit StandardCredits
Reading
Read and understand a moderately complex text in an applied context (EL)Unit 309965
Read and understand a text for a practical purpose in an applied context (EL)Unit 310035
Read and make connections across a range of written texts independently in an applied context (EL)Unit 310075
Read and apply understanding in English for academic purposesUnit 30511 EAP (English for academic purposes)6
Writing
Write a clear connected text in an applied context (EL)Unit 310335
Write a text for a practical purpose in an applied context (EL)Unit 310445
Write a short-crafted text for a specified audience using resource material in English for an academic purposeUnit 30508 EAP6
Write a short text under test conditions in English for an academic purposeUnit 30507 EAP6
Speaking
Deliver a short oral presentation in English for an academic purposeUnit 30510 EAP5
Participate in a spoken interaction in an applied context (EL)Unit 310155
Participate in a formal interview in an applied context (EL)Unit 310215
Listening
Demonstrate understanding of a moderately complex spoken text in an applied context (EL)Unit 309815
Demonstrate understanding of moderately complex spoken instructions in an applied context (EL)Unit 309865
Demonstrate understanding of a moderately complex spoken interaction in an applied context (EL)Unit 309895
Demonstrate and apply understanding of a short spoken text in English for an academic purposeUnit 30509 EAP5
Total credits62 credits (3 units per skill)

NZCEL English language Certificates: Progression, IELTS & CERF

NZCEL Level 3 Applied Certificate on the exit provides English skills similar to IELTS 5.5 or CERF low B2. 

NZCEL Study Pathways into Mainstream Programmes

Graduates of NZCEL meet the English proficiency requirements to enrol in mainstream programmes, as shown on the chart below. 

  • NZCEL Level 3 Applied helps meeting language requirements for other study or training programmes/courses at New Zealand Qualifications Framework Level 4 or below.
  • NZCEL Level 3 graduates also can study NZCEL Level 4 Academic which provides University Literacy Entry Requirements. 

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language – Level 3 (Applied – Academic Context):

  • Canterbury College Internal English Language Proficiency Assessment (CCET English Test), OR
  • Completion of Level 3 NZCEL (General), OR
  • The applicant needs to have an overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.0, OR
  • An acceptable equivalent score from an NZQA approved International English
    Language Testing System.

Canterbury College English Test

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. 

Contact

For enrolment and additional information please contact

Phone: 03 365 1920
Mobile: 021 969 620
Email: sueann@cancan.com
Or come to have a chat with us:
166 Tuam street, Christchurch City Centre
(across the road from the Central Bus Exchange and Entx movies)