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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)

EL1503

Course Details

Summary

This programme will help you gain the skills you need for tertiary study, training or work in New Zealand. You will develop your oral and written English language skills so you can understand and use more complex language in an academic or workplace context, and for most situations in wider life. You will also develop face-to-face, independent and online learning study skills.

This programme is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) high B1.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

 

Module Code Module Name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
LANG300Level 3 (General) - Listening315 

LANG303

LANG304

LANG305

LANG303Level 3 (General) -Speaking315 

LANG300

LANG304

LANG305

LANG304Level 3 (General) - Reading315 

LANG300

LANG303

LANG305

LANG305

Level 3 (General) - Writing 315 

LANG300

LANG303

LANG304

 

Career/Further Opportunities

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 interpersonal communication
  • Response 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 oher study or training programmes/courses at New Zealand Qualifications Framework Level 3 or below.

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this programme, candidates must be 16 years or older, and must demonstrate appropriate language proficiency, as determined by the Centre for Languages in accordance with Wintec’s Academic Regulations.

Selection Criteria

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.
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.
e) Candidates must demonstrate a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

English Language Requirements

Placement in this programme will be determined by the Centre for Languages Placement Test according to language proficiency.

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Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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