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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) Level 4

Programme Overview

Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in English Language is 16 weeks programme designed for all types of students at intermediate to advanced level. This intensive learning programme is designed to succeed in the higher level of academic studies, by gaining entry into our other mainstream programmes. To complete this programme students need to achieve 60 credits.

We also 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.

Education Pathway: This certificate facilitates meeting the language requirements for undergraduate programmes/courses.

NZCEL Level 3 (Applied)

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

  • $5,600 (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 19 years
  • Completion of NZCEL Level 3 (General) or
  • IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.5 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