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English Language Requirements

All of our course material is developed and delivered in the English language. This means in order to get the benefit of learning from our material you will need to be able to read and write the English language at an appropriate level. 

Clear evidence of completion of a qualification at secondary or tertiary level with English as the language of instruction in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States, is required to be eligible for enrolment in Professional IQ College NZQA courses.

Where this is not the case, consideration will be given to students who have verifiable evidence of meeting the following criteria within the last 2 years.

 

Certificate or Diploma at Level 4

• IELTS test – a score of 5.5 (General or Academic) with no band score lower than 5.

• University of Cambridge ESOL examinations – FCE or FCE for Schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.

• NZCEL – Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic.

 

Certificate or Diploma at Level 5

• IELTS test – a score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5.

• University of Cambridge ESOL examinations - FCE or FCE for Schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skills.

• NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement.


Previous primary and secondary study in English

If you can provide evidence that you attended a school where English was the language of instruction you may be eligible for enrolment at all levels of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).  However you must have studied in a country that has a student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent.

 Evidence includes:

• if you completed all of your primary education and at least three years secondary education (the equivalent of New Zealand Forms 3 to 7 or years 9 to 13), or

• if you completed at least five years secondary education (the equivalent of New Zealand Forms 3 to 7 or years 9 to 13).

 

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

 

If you can provide evidence that you have gained a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) you may be eligible for enrolment at all levels.

 

Need help?

If you have any questions about English language requirements contact us or check the NZQA website

 

 

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