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English Language Level 4 NZCEL

What you’ll take out

Do you want to gain the English language skills to work or study in New Zealand? Do you want nationally recognised English qualification? Look no further! No matter what your current English proficiency level, we have a programme for you to improve your English language skills and take your career forward.

Outcome: NZCEL English Language Level 4


Premier Institute of Education offers the New Zealand Certificates in English Language (Level 1 to Level 5).  The New Zealand Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) qualifications are nationally recognised qualifications intended for learners of English as an additional language, who have successfully completed NZQA approved programmes delivered in New Zealand or offshore.

The programme is aimed at learners that wish to gain more skills and abilities in English to maximise their likelihood of success in the future academic pursuits or for students who wish to gain more confidence in their ability to communicate in English.

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in everyday academic English language contexts.  This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for academic purposes.

Course Location


Auckland City

Course Dates


Course Hours

20 Weeks
Monday to Friday 9am – 1:30pm

Fee Protection

Student fees will be held in trust in compliance with Section 236A of the Education Act 1989 as amended by the Education Act (No4) 199


To be eligible for our Level 4 English Course, you must:

  • Produce evidence of sufficient education to cope with the course in ESOL. This should be a minimum of four years’ secondary schooling or its equivalent, which is accepted as evidence of literacy in the mother tongue;
  • Or have English as an additional language with an IELTS score between 5 and 5.5;
  • And hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence status
  • Or hold a Certificate of Refugee Status and provide evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment
  • Or have a valid student visa for the duration of enrolment

Enrolment Process

  1. You will need to  approach the institute or one of our registered agents and will be given detailed information about the programme, entry criteria, subject options, facilities, the Code of Practice (international students), and fees.
  2. You must read the conditions of acceptance then fill out and sign the enrolment form.
  3. You will be sent a conditional letter of offer of place. On this offer it is clearly stated what documents (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL Certificate, Academic Record) need to be supplied in order for the final unconditional letter of offer to be issued.
  1. You will forward the required documents to Premier Institute of Education. Only originals or certified copies will be accepted. Once the documents have been sighted and verified by the International Management Team, the letter of offer is issued.  If you need to apply for a visa for New Zealand, the letter of offer is presented to the nearest New Zealand Immigration Office by you or your agent.
  2. You will then be able to gain appropriate immigration documentation in your country of origin.
  3. You pay the fees in full.

What Level of English will I have when I complete

Graduates of this programme will have, in a supportive environment, the English language skills to

  • understand main ideas and key supporting details of complex oral texts on familiar and sometimes unfamiliar topics
  • read and understand complex texts with a large degree of independence on familiar and sometimes unfamiliar topics
  • locate, organise and summarise important information in texts
  • speak with fluency and spontaneity to communicate with some degree of elaboration in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • write coherent texts appropriate to audience and purpose, with few linguistic errors in a range of text types, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.

Academic Qualifier

To achieve the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4), graduates must be able to use English relevant to an academic context to meet the outcomes.

Educational Pathway

This certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) and can lead to:

–  New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) and facilitates meeting the language requirements for:

–  Most vocational and undergraduate programmes/courses and specialised fields of study requiring lower and/or New Zealand Qualifications Framework level 5, for entrance, depending on the focus of the programme leading to this qualification.

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