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- New Zealand Qualifications in English Language -

The NZCEL qualifications have been designed to provide a national qualification for domestic and international learners of English as an additional language, which allows the community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for general or academic purposes.

 

1. Levels of New Zealand Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) (60 Credits)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) - CEFR high A1 - low A2
● Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Level 1.
● Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.
● Students have confidence to communicate in basic, familiar, everyday situations with support.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) - CEFR high A2 - low B1
● Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Level 2.
● Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.
● Students have confidence to communicate in basic, familiar, everyday situations in order to participate in an English language environment.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 3) - CEFR B1
● Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Academic Level 3.
● Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.
● Students have confidence to communicate in most situations with some independence and fluency in order to participate in academic contexts.
● Direct entry to some certificate programmes (Level 3 tertiary study) on academic strand.
● Equivalent to IELTS range 5.0 to 5.5.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) - CEFR B2
● Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Academic Level 4.
● Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.
● Students have confidence to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic English language contexts.
● Direct entry to some Certificate and Diploma programmes (Level 4 and 5 tertiary study) on academic strand. Please check with your education provider for their entry policy for the programme you intend to study.
● Equivalent to IELTS range 5.5 to 6.5.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) - CEFR C1
● Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Academic level 5.
● Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.
● Students have confidence to communicate independently and effectively in a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar situations with fluency and flexibility in professional and/or academic English language contexts.
● Direct entry to some Diploma, Degree, Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours Degree, Master’s Degree, and Doctoral Degree programmes (Level 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 tertiary study) on academic strand. Please check with your education provider for their entry policy for the programme you intend to study.
● Equivalent to IELTS range 6.5 to 7.5.

CEFR= Common European Framework of Reference

 

2. What are the benefits of this new set of New Zealand qualifications?

1) Transferability of qualifications between New Zealand providers.

2) Credible qualifications and a recognised pathway for learning.

3) A simple framework offering clear choices for learning.

4) Opportunity to select the most relevant learning context. (Eg. General or Academic)

5) Enhanced ability to select providers offering nationally recognised qualifications.

 
 
 
New Zealand Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) Programme

Opening Dates

>> NZCEL Academic Level 3 Intake: 25 July 2017 - 15 December 2017 (20 Weeks)

>> NZCEL Academic Level 4 Intake: TBD

>> NZCEL Academic Level 5 Intake: TBD

1. NZCEL Academic Level 3

Level of Programme   NZCEL Academic Level 3
Length of Programme   20 weeks (21 hours per week with 9 hours self-study)
Timetable   Monday, Tuesday: 09.15am to 02:15pm; Wednesday, Thursday: 09.15am to 01:15pm;
Friday: 09.15am to 12:15pm
Course Fee  

Domestic: $3,128.00 (Course Registration: $150.00, Course Fee: $2,828.00, Course Books: $150.00 (3 of them) (Student Loan & Allowance Available)

International: $ 6,900.00 (Course Registration: $150.00, Course Fee: $6,600.00, Course Books: $150.00 (3 of them)

Course Entrance condition   Suitable for students with a General English Level of Intermediate or above; Students have an IELTS score of 4.0 or via NSLS placement test
 

2. NZCEL Academic Level 4

Level of Programme   NZCEL Academic Level 4
Length of Programme   20 weeks (21 hours per week with 9 hours self-study)
Timetable   Monday, Tuesday: 09.15am to 02:15pm; Wednesday, Thursday: 09.15am to 01:15pm;
Friday: 09.15am to 12:15pm
Course Fee  

Domestic: $3,128.00 (Course Registration: $150.00, Course Fee: $2,828.00, Course Books: $150.00 (3 of them) (Student Loan & Allowance Available)

International: $ 6,900.00 (Course Registration: $150.00, Course Fee: $6,600.00, Course Books: $150.00 (3 of them)

Course entrance condition   Suitable for students with a General English Level of Upper-Intermediate or above; Students have an IELTS score of 5.0 or via NSLS placement test
 

3. NZCEL Academic Level 5

Level of Programme   NZCEL Academic Level 5
Length of Programme   20 weeks (21 hours per week with 9 hours self-study)
Timetable   Monday, Tuesday: 09.15am to 02:15pm; Wednesday, Thursday: 09.15am to 01:15pm;
Friday: 09.15am to 12:15pm
Course Fee  

Domestic: $3,128.00 (Course Registration: $150.00, Course Fee: $2,828.00, Course Books: $150.00 (3 of them)

International: $ 6,900.00 (Course Registration: $150.00, Course Fee: $6,600.00, Course Books: $150.00 (3 of them)

Course entrance condition   Suitable for students with a General English Level of Upper-Intermediate or above; Students have an IELTS score of 6.0 or via NSLS placement test
 
 
Entry requirements
Entry to NSLS’s Certificate in English Language (Level 4) programme is open to domestic and international students who meet the following entry criteria:
- Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age. The programmes are designed to be suitable for both students in senior High School, and for adults 18 years and over.
- Students must possess the appropriate visa and evidence of medical and travel insurance (international students).
The NSLS Offer of Place is conditional subject to the student taking a placement test and interview prior to the commencement of the course. NSLS reserves the right to place the student in courses that are appropriate, based on the results of these assessments.
 
 
 
 
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