New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic)
Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
English for Speakers of Other Languages
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
This qualification is intended for candidates of English as an additional language, who wish to pursue academic study requiring high levels of English language competency.
Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic contexts.
This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) high B2.
This qualification allows educational institutions and professional bodies to recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for academic and/or professional purposes.
Key Information for Students
The English Language Requirement for entry into the New Zealand Certificate in English Language, Level 5 is the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4) or equivalent skills and knowledge such as IELTS 6.0. A diagnostic test to identify the Level at which the student should begin studying may be used.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$16,941 - $43,897|
|In further study||53%|
|On a benefit||11%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.