Pre-Purchased English Language Tuition


For eligible NZ citizens and NZ permanent residents


Programme Name: Pre-Purchased English Language Tuition (PELT)
Specialised Area: General English
Government Funding Body: Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
Programme Level: NZQF Level 3 equivalent
Programme Length: From 2 to 25 weeks
Weekly tuition guide: $200 per week; Full-time or part-time

Who Should Enrol?

  • New migrants;

  • Learners who have paid for Immigration New Zealand’s pre-purchased ESOL tuition as a part of their residency requirements.

Entry Requirement

Applicants may be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme. EMS sometimes conducts a placement test during the enrolment process.

Enrolment documents

The programme is dedicated to migrants and refugees. We accept the following original documents:

  • Passport and New Zealand Permanent Resident visa; and,

  • Immigration New Zealand pre-purchased ESOL tuition confirmation letter.

Programme Aim

The PELT programme enables migrants to participate in English language courses, helping them settle into communities and work.

EMS has been a long-standing TEC approved PELT funding provider. Once you enrol, we assist to transfer your “Pre-purchased English-Language Tuition” from TEC to EMS to fund your ESOL course. See the detailed information about this on TEC’s website:

Programme Structure

The PELT programme follows our General English programme structure.

2018 class schedule

Classes start every Monday of the year except during the two-week Christmas holiday period. Each learner is expected to complete 100 learning hours.

Graduate Options

  • Academic pathways to further study

  • Our pre-employment, job placement and work support service will help learners to build confidence in seeking part-time or full-time employment.

For further information and enrolment details, please contact us: