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

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

Level 3

Increase your confidence and fluency in English with the UCOL | Te Pūkenga New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied).

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations:  UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 19 weeks full-time
(See Course Hours & Duration for details)

Dates:
13 Feb 2023 - 23 Jun 2023
17 Jul 2023 - 24 Nov 2023

Domestic Fees: *
$3143.50Scholarship info

International Fees:*
$6788.00

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Learn to participate with increasing independence and fluency in the academic community and/or employment English language contexts with the  UCOL | Te Pūkenga New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied)

This programme uses blended delivery – combining in-person and online learning.

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 19 weeks each year, including 2 holiday weeks for two years.

Per week, your learning will include approximately:

Class Time
20 hrs

Lectures, tutorials and/or online recordings, practicals and builds, timetable set by your lecturer.
Study Time
14 hrs

Study in your own time.



 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied) can progress to further study at undergraduate level at UCOL | Te Pūkenga or further specialise in the English language with New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4) (Academic)

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL | Te Pūkenga is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL | Te Pūkenga and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL | Te Pūkenga in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

This programme consists of 60 credits. The courses include;

Reading Level 3 Applied (15 Credits)
You will be able to read, understand and provide a response to a range of texts on reasonably familiar topics.

Writing Level 3 Applied (15 Credits)
You will be able to write comprehensible connected texts for familiar and predictable purposes (book reviews, letters) with reasonable linguistic accuracy relevant to the applied context.

Listening Level 3 Applied (15 Credits)
You will be able to understand the main points and key supporting detail in extended oral interaction (conversations, interviews) on a range of familiar topics and reasonably familiar situations.

Speaking Level 3 Applied (15 Credits)
You will be able to speak with some coherence, fluency and confidence to exchange personal information and opinions on familiar topics.

 Learning Facilities

All students have access to the full range of the  UCOL | Te Pūkenga on-site facilities such as the library, learning hubs, study areas, and computer labs.

 Domestic Entry Requirements


OR,

equivalent skills and knowledge such as IELTS 5.0. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL | Te Pūkenga is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.

A diagnostic test may be used to identify the Level at which domestic students for whom English is not their first language and international students already in New Zealand should begin studying.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements


OR,

equivalent skills and knowledge such as IELTS 5.0. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL | Te Pūkenga is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.

A diagnostic test may be used to identify the Level at which domestic students for whom English is not their first language and international students already in New Zealand should begin studying. 

 Advice & Guidance

All students are encouraged to access support and guidance to improve study, research and academic skills. 

This course is free for New Zealand domestic students and refugees.

ILN Refugee English funding
Note that a learner may only be re-enrolled in an ILN Refugee English funded provision for a period of three years. That is, enrolments/re-enrolments of an individual learner (in the same or different qualifications) may be non-consecutive, and the sum total duration of those enrolments/re-enrolments may be up to 36 months).

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL | Te Pūkenga Academic Statute and other relevant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.

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