NZCEL Level 3-Applied

Qualification ownership: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

NZ Qualification Framework reference: NZQF 3667

Credits: 60 credits

Number of courses: 2 courses (30 credits each)

Length: 4 months (half an academic year)

Academic requirement: N/A

English requirement: IELTS 5.0 or NZCEL L3-General

Fee: NZ$5,750 + insurance

Work rights: Eligible for up to weekly 20 hours part-time work and full-time work during scheduled vacations if studying 24 or more weeks with IELTS 5.0

Option 1:

Be eligible to enter the NZ Diploma in Business Level 5 .

Option 2:

Be eligible to enter the NZCEL Level 4-Academic.



Who are interested in:

  • entering NZ Diploma Level 5 programme; or
  • building solid academic English skills.

Applicants must have:a) IELTS 5.0:
orb) Pearson PTE 42 with no band score lower than 36.
orc) Pass EMS’ internal language test.ord) NZ Certificate in English language NZCEL L3-General qualification

This programme aims to produce graduates who have the applied language skills required to participate with increasing independence and fluency in academic, community and/or employment English language contexts.Graduate Outcomes
Graduates will possess the applied English language skills required to:
– understand moderately complex applied oral texts;
– participate confidently in applied discussions;
– analyse and conceptualise moderately complex applied texts;
– write well-structured applied works.Graduates will reach a level comparable to the IELTS 5.5 or Common European Framework of Reference CEFR Low B2..

One intake:

  • NZCEL 301 Applied Listening and Speaking
  • NZCEL 302 Applied Reading and Writing
    Total credits: 60 creditsEach course: 30 credits

  • 2019:

  • 11 March 2019 (one week intake break)
  • 15 April 2019 (one weeks intake break)
  • 13 May 2019 (one week intake break)
  • 01 July 2019 (one week intake break)
  • 05 Aug 2019 (one week intake break)
  • 02 Sept 2019 (one week intake break)
  • 21 Oct 2019 (one week intake break)
  • 25 Nov 2019 (one week intake break) and one month break over Christmas and New Year)
    Immigration New Zealand requires all students to hold valid visa to begin studying a course. EMS accepts up to three-week late arrivals and recommends:
  • off-shore applicants to submit visa application at least 8 weeksprior to the start date
  • on-shore applicants to submit visa application at least 5 weeks prior to the start date
  • 1. “Free” English tuition for intermediate level via our $8,000 Degree Pathway Scholarship
    2. Prepare for two outcomes: weekly 23 hours NZCEL tuition and 20 hours IELTS guidance. Students are expected to be well-prepared for reaching both NZCEL L3 and IELTS 6.0 (e.g., writing exam for NZCEL L3 is 300 words; IELTS is 250 words)
    3. Small-sized class with stronger personalised support which may increase pass rate and students’ well-being

    1. NZCEL L3-Applied to NZDB Level 52. NZCEL L3-Applied to NZCEL L4-Academic..

    Download NZCEL Programme Flyer here