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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1)


  • 18 Weeks
  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • Domestic Student fees are $2,650 *(International students: Please click here for fee information) (Domestic students: Please click here for more information)
  • Wintec City Campus, Hamilton

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) will introduce you to high elementary communication skills and help you develop your English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will develop language skills to help you use and understand simple English for every day, familiar situations at Wintec and in New Zealand. You will also develop face-to-face and online learning study skills.

Further Study and Career Opportunities

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) offers the necessary language proficiency for entry into further English language programmes, usually NZCEL (Level 2).

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this programme, candidates must be 16 years or older, have achieved NZCEL Foundation Level 1 and/or must take part in a selection interview and may be required to take a Placement Test to determine their current English language level and learning goals.

Selection criteria: Attend an interview and test to establish the English language skill level, and demonstrate the likelihood of success. International applicants must have Immigration New Zealand documentation verifying eligibility to study in New Zealand.”


A range of Study Grants may be available for those domestic students learning English as a second language. For more information go to To enrol contact our Student Enrolment and Information Centre on 0800 2 Wintec (0800 2 946832) or online at

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