New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)
This programme is for those wanting to gain the skills needed for tertiary study, training, and/or working in New Zealand. At this level, students will develop their oral and written English language skills, using more complex language in situations and environments such as an academic or workplace context.
This programme is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) high B1.
Evening class options may be available. Please register your interest by email.
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Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.
|Module code||Module name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|LANG300||Level 3 (General) - Listening||3||15|
|LANG303||Level 3 (General) -Speaking||3||15|
|LANG304||Level 3 (General) - Reading||3||15|
|Level 3 (General) - Writing||3||15|
Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3) will have the English language skills to work in positions that require:
- Participation in face-to-face communication
- Responsd to written instructions and informational texts
- Production of simple, context-specific record-keeping
This certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3).
This certificate facilitates meeting the language requirements for other study or training programmes/courses at New Zealand Qualifications Framework Level 3 or below.
a) Candidates must be 16 years or older.
b) Candidates must have achieved NZCEL (Level 2); or
c) Have achieved a score of IELTS 4.5 across all bands, or equivalent; or
d) Candidates must take part in a selection interview and will be required to take a placement test to determine their current English Language level and learning goals.
Candidates must demonstrate a reasonable chance of success in the programme.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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He reo pōwhiri - Your official welcome to Wintec
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You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
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