Learn English language skills for the workplace or further study

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

Programme highlights

Learn intermediate English language skills, whether you're a local or international student, and apply them to familiar topics.

Begin to develop the skills to understand the main points in conversations and keep a conversation going.

Read and understand a range of texts and write paragraphs, with reasonable accuracy.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which you can use English for general purposes.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, May, July, October

Study location(s)

MIT Ōtara

Level 3
Domestic fees

Click here to see a list of domestic course fees

Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Available (eligibility criteria applies)
Programme code NZ1882
Duration

Full-time for 16 teaching weeks, part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 2 years.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time

Credits 60
International fees NZD$5,280 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification

New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2); or
  • Provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 4.5; or
  • A level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B1; or
  • Vital English results within the range of 50 – 69.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

Test your English level to help you plan.

Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

Need IELTS?

Book your British Council IELTS test with us.

You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

843.327 General reading and writing 1 (15 credits)

Read and understand a range of texts on familiar topics and to write texts on familiar topics.

843.328 General reading and writing 2 (15 credits)

Read and understand a range of texts on reasonably familiar topics and to write texts on reasonably familiar topics.

844.333 General speaking and listening 1 (15 credits)

Listen and understand the main ideas in oral texts and participate in spoken interactions on familiar topics.

844.334 General speaking and listening 2 (15 credits)

Listen and understand the main ideas in oral texts and participate in spoken interactions on reasonably familiar topics.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the languages calendar.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require face to face interpersonal communication, understanding of basic texts, simple record-keeping and interaction in a supervised team.

Further training or study

This certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied).

Information is correct as at February 2021. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.