Certificate in English

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

2 – Beginner 1, 60 0.5
Level 3 – Beginner 2 and Elementary 1, 60 credits (0.5 EFTS) each
Level 4 – Elementary 2, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate, 60 credits (0.5 EFTS) each
Full-time for 16 weeks for each certificate or part-time options available
Starts February or July
Number of places: open, including some TOPS-funded places
Mt Albert campus | Northern campus | Waitakere campus

From 2014 the Certificate in English will be replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL). Please continue to apply to the Certificate in English as normal. Find out more about the NZCEL here.

Semester dates for 2014:
NZ$2532 (Level 2 is fee free for NZ / Domestic students under 25) (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)



Programme summary

Improve your English in preparation for employment or further study. Learn how to communicate more effectively and gain confidence in your English language ability.

Want to improve your English? Learning English can really help improve your job and study opportunities. Learn to communicate effectively and increase confidence in your English language ability. Improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to an intermediate level. Study one or two levels, or do all six.

Highlights

  • Small classes, so you'll benefit from one-on-one attention.
  • Work placement available on several of our courses.
  • A range of interactive resources to help you learn.
  • Friendly and helpful lecturers.
  • Flexible study options: each stage can be completed in one full-time semester or, if you prefer, you can enrol part-time and spread your studies out over a longer period.

Under 25s study for free

If you're a New Zealand/domestic student under 25 and enrolling in a level 1 or 2 programme your tuition fees are paid for by the government. You may need to pay additional costs, for example course books and administration fees. Check the additional programme costs here.

 

Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Funding

Funding to cover course fees is available to Unitec students studying the Certificate in English at Level 2 - Beginner 1 and Level 3 - Beginner 2.

To be eligible for ILN funding, you must:

  • be studying the Certificate in English at Level 2 - Beginner 1, or Level 3 - Beginner 2; and
  • be an adult refugee or migrant with clear further study/employment goals; or
  • be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

The funding will cover the course fees only. Recipients may be required to buy a textbook if their course uses one. If recipients receive payments from Work & Income, it is important that they discuss their study plan with their Work & Income case manager before they accept ILN funding.

To apply, please complete the application form and return it to Student Central with your passport, Certificate of Identity or written proof of your Refugee Type and Status from Immigration New Zealand.

 

Refugee English Funding

Funding to cover course fees is available to Unitec students studying the Certificate in English at Level 3 - Elementary 1, and Level 4 - Elementary 2, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate.

To be eligible for REF funding, applicants must be:

  • a refugee, protected person or person who has been sponsored by a refugee or protected person, and be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • have an English level at Elementary 1 or  higher

The funding will cover the course fees only. Grant recipients must buy a textbook if their course uses one.

Grant recipients can access this funding for up to three years. Continued access is not guaranteed – it will depend on the study record and on availability of funds.

The funding will cover the course fees only. Recipients may be required to buy a textbook if their course uses one. If recipients receive payments from Work & Income, it is important that they discuss their study plan with their Work & Income case manager before they accept REF funding.

To apply, please complete the application form and return it to Student Central with your passport, Certificate of Identity or written proof of your Refugee Type and Status from Immigration New Zealand.


Last edited: 21 January 2014