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Certificate of Attainment in English Language

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language is an elementary language course for students who have not met the language requirements for University study. It will give you the necessary skills in reading, writing and speaking.

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) has three levels from elementary to pre-intermediate, you will enter into the programme at a level dependent on your current English level. Successful completion of level 3 will provide entry into the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English.

Intakes, course duration and fees

Each course is 10 weeks long with one week's orientation

2018:  $5100 per block plus Enrolment Levies up to $519 per year

IntakeOrientation DatesProgramme Dates
2017 Block 4Monday 6 November 201713 November 2017 – 2 February 2018
2018 Block 1Monday 5 February 201812 February 2018 - 27 April 2018
2018 Block 2Monday 14 May 201821 May - 27 July 2018
2018 Block 3Monday 6 August 201813 August - 19 October 2018
2018 Block 4Monday 29 October 20185 November to 25 January 2019

Students can apply online through the Pathways College online application form

Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations: Hamilton
Start Dates: See above start dates.
Fees (International): $5,100 (1 x 10 week block)
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
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Waikato Pathways College- Te Huanui

Phone: 0800 WAIKATO or + 64 7 858 5600

A member of English New Zealand