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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) NorthTec

New Zealand

Course info


About this programme

This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language who wish to increase their English language proficiency for general communication.


This programme aims to provide individuals with basic English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening which will enable them to cope with everyday situations. These skills will also provide a basis for progression onto the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3).

What you will learn

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate in familiar situations with some independence. The programme will engage in the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

You will learn the skills to:

  • Participate in simple spoken interactions
  • Understand gist and main points in straightforward spoken and written texts and exchanges
  • Write simple, connected texts on familiar topics

Employment pathways

Holders of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require:

  • Participation in simple face-to-face interpersonal communication
  • Response to simple spoken and written instructions and informational texts
  • Production of simple written texts relevant to the workplace

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2).

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees

NZ $7,000 for the entire course





Whangarei Campus,

51 Raumanga Valley Road,



0110, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 16 years of age or older on the 1st of January in the year that the student enrols, unless approved otherwise by the Academic Lead.
  • Can reasonably expect to achieve the standards required for successful completion of the programme or course.

And one of the following:

Provide an IELTS Academic score of at least 3.0 with no band score lower than 3.0, or an accepted international equivalence; OR

Provide evidence of CEFR A2 level in the VITAL placement test.

Applicants using VITAL CEFR A2 evidence to enter the programme will be required to undertake the NorthTec internal placement test to confirm their current level of English proficiency. This will include writing and speaking components.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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