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NZCL Level1

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1)

Peeto offers the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) classes for both domestic and international students. NZCEL provides a clear pathway to progress your English language skills for further studies and work in New Zealand.

You will gain a nationally recognized qualification issued by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to assist you in applying to higher academic institutions or employers.

Course overview:

Title of programme New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1)
Mode of study Full-time Length of programme

16 weeks



On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Understand frequently used spoken expressions and simple sentences on areas of most immediate personal relevance in predictable everyday situations
  • Participate in short spoken discourse of immediate personal relevance for social and transactional purposes in predictable everyday situations
  • Understand specific predictable informat ion in simple everyday written texts
  • Write short simple texts relating to personal and everyday topics relevant to daily life
  • Communicate in simple English
  • Be more confident in social situations
  • Have some knowledge of NZ culture

Entry requirement:

In order for students to be accepted into this programme they are required to:

  • be 16 years or over
  • undertake an internal placement test or
  • have previously gained the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Foundation) (Level 1)
  • take part in a selection interview


Qualification Gained:

Number Title Level Credits
1880-2 New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) 1 60

Education Pathway:

This programme leads to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language programme (Level2)

Employment Pathway:

Holders of this certificate will have the English Language skills to work in positions that require:

  • production of basic, short phrases on routine matters
  • understanding of short, basic predictable spoken and written phrases

Course Fees
Domestic Students : Free and students can apply for a student allowance.
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International Students :
We have a special promotion; please contact us for more details

Course Intakes
Domestic Students :

1st intake: 27/02/2023

2nd intake:  17/07/2023

We have special intakes depending on the number of students; please contact us to learn more about them.


International Students :

We have an intake every four weeks; please contact us for more details.

Class Timetable

Monday to Friday:
From 9 AM to 2:30 PM


We have evening study options depending on the number of students.