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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 (CAAE).


Each level is taught in a 10 week block, with one-week orientation.

2019 Dates

BlockOrientation DatesBlock Dates
2019 Block 1Monday 4 February 201911 February to 18 April 2019
2019 Block 2Monday 6 May 201913 May to 19 July 2019
2019 Block 3Monday 5 August 201912 August to 18 October 2019
2019 Block 4Tuesday 29 October 20194 November to 24 January 2019

2020 Dates* subject to final approval

BlockOrientation DatesBlock Dates
2020 Block 1Monday 3 February 202010 February to 24 April 2020
2020 Block 2Monday 11 May 202018 May to 24 July 2020
2020 Block 3Monday 3 August 202010 August to 16 October 2020
2020 Block 4Tuesday 29 October 20202 November to 11 December
5 January to 29 January 2021

How to apply

Students can apply online through the Pathways College online application form

Tuition Fees

Fees are $5,100 per block plus up to $700 student services levies per year*
*Fees are subject to change

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Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: See above start dates.
Fees (International): $5,100 per block (10 weeks)

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Waikato Pathways College- Te Huanui

Phone: 0800 WAIKATO or + 64 7 858 5600

A member of English New Zealand