Programme overview

This English course also prepares you for a career in different industries, from Carpentry and Plumbing to Community Work. 

Highlights

  • Learn how to communicate in different situations from the workplace to community activities
  • Get the skills to succeed in academic study
  • Go on to study in higher level certificate programmes 
  • Get access to great teachers and equipment (including a well-equipped Library, Language Learning Centre and computer labs)
  • Learn in a fast and flexible 16 week programme 
  • Scholarships available to help pay for your study

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins

2. Have English as a second language and have the following:

  • Hold a NZCEL (Level 2) (Academic) or equivalent; or
  • Achieve an appropriate score on our English Language Placement Test

3. Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, have a student visa or hold a Certificate of Refugee Status with eligibility to study 

Don’t meet these requirements? We also accept:

  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

For more information download the programme regulations:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.

CoursesCreditsAim
Oral & Text-based Skills (L3) (EAPL3150) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ English language skills so that they can participate effectively in the study of English at CEFR Level B1 in a selected context: general, academic or workplace.
English for Academic Purposes (L3) (EAPL3151) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ English language skills to enable them to communicate with some independence and fluency in order to participate in routine academic English language contexts
English for Social and Community Purposes (L3) (EAPL3153) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ English language skills to enable them to communicate with some independence and fluency in real world contexts in New Zealand society.