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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) Level 3

Programme Overview:

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) Level 3  is a 16 weeks programme designed for all types of students from beginner to intermediate level. This certificate facilitates meeting the language requirements for other study or training programmes/courses at New Zealand Qualifications Framework Level 4 or below.  To complete this programme students need to achieve 60 credits.

We provide excellent study environment with latest technology and state of the art infrastructure and our student support services.

This will help students to build confidence in communicating.

We are currently not enrolling in this programme.  Please contact us for future dates. 

Also, check our following courses:

New Zealand Certificate In English Level 4 (Academic)

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to enable learners language development in 3 applied settings: academic, community and/or employment.

Learners will gain an awareness of New Zealand's social norms and academic and societal expectations in order to facilitate natural communication with the resident population and employment sector stakeholders.

Fees & Costs

16 weeks

  • $5600 (16 weeks Tuition Fee)

  • $300 Enrolment Fee

  • $200 Administration Fee
  • $300 Health insurance 6 months
The tuition fee is NZ$380 p/w for course duration less than 16 weeks. 
Students are not eligible to receive certificates for the course less than 16 weeks.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Completion of Level 3 NZCEL (General), OR
  • The applicant needs to have an overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.0, OR
  • An acceptable score from an NZQA approved International English Language Testing System, OR
  • Equivalent as assessed through NCBT English Language Placement test

For more information on the NZQA approved international testing systems and related scores please visit

Intakes: March, April, May, June, July, September, October and November

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0800 TO NCBT (0800 866 228)
(Free within NZ only)
+ 64 9 303 1934
3102B Great North Road,
New Lynn,
Auckland 0600
      New Zealand