Certificate in General English with Examination Preparation


Full time – up to 1 year’s study

Programme Name:

English for High School, Pre-University or University Preparation

Starts: Every Monday

International Applications due: Received all year


Burnside campus: Level 2, 19 Sheffield Cres, Christchurch

Auckland City Central Campus: Level 1, 17 Albert Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

Target Group:

International students with Pathway visa’s, mainly from but not restricted to China, intending to study at High School in NZ and wanting to follow a pathway of English language improvement so that they are capable of joining academic classes at year 11, 12, 13 NCEA OR wanting to enrol at UCIC or UC.

These students will be near graduates from their own schools in China but lacking the necessary English skills in Speaking, Writing, listening and Reading.

As these are individualised programs, enrolments will be taken at any time and course completion depends on progress.

Identified needs and Content:

This certificate is a pathway to entry to NZ High Schools or University courses.

Successful completion of this certificate and achieving the required IELTS level, will satisfy all the agreed English language entry requirements to High School, UCIC or UC, graduates will then be able to enrol once accepted, usually only at the start of each year or one of three yearly entries to UCIC or UC.

Programme Structure:

To complete the Certificate at each level, students are required to follow the programme and complete a minimum of 30 credits.