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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3)


  • 18 Weeks
  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • $3,187* (International students: Please click here for fee information) (Domestic students: Please click here for more information)
  • Wintec City Campus, Hamilton

Programme Content

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 will help prepare you for tertiary study, training or work in New Zealand and will help you gain the skills you need to succeed in your studies or career. You will develop your oral and written English language skills to understand and use more complex language relevant to an academic or a workplace context. The programme will help you to use and understand more complex English for most situations in study and wider life and will develop face-to-face, independent and online learning study skills.

Further Study and Career Opportunities

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) has two pathways; one Workplace and one Academic. The Workplace pathway can lead to employment or further study. The Academic pathway leads to higher study, into advanced English language programmes including the concurrent Business and Health Studies programmes. It also provides a pathway into some Wintec Certificate and Diploma programmes. Additionally, the programme helps gain entry into the workforce.

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this programme, candidates must be 16 years or older, have achieved NZCEL Level 2 and/or have achieved a score of IELTS (Academic) 4.5, or equivalent. Candidates 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.

Entry Criteria


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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