The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) is offered at the Waikato Pathways College, has eight levels, from Elementary to Advanced. You can enter into the course at a level dependent on your current English level.
Classes focus on the skills needed for successful study in higher education in New Zealand such as academic writing, listening, note-taking, reading, and oral presentation skills. Higher levels can provide direct entry to university programmes - please see below for further details.
Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (Level 6), you can progress to the Foundation Studies programme at the Waikato Pathways College. Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (Levels 7-8), you can progress to most degree courses at the University of Waikato.Duration
Each level is taught in a 10 week block (23 hours of tuition per week) with one-week orientation.
Levels 6, 7, & 8 are also taught in an intensive 8 week block, with a half-week orientation.2020 Dates BlockOrientation DatesBlock Dates2020 Block 1Monday 3 February 202010 February to 24 April 20202020 IntensiveWednesday 6 May 202011 May to 3 July 20202020 Block 2Monday 11 May 202018 May to 24 July 20202020 Block 3Monday 3 August 202010 August to 16 October 20202020 Block 4Tuesday 27 October 20202 November to 11 December5 January to 29 January 2021 2021 Dates BlockOrientation DatesBlock Dates2021 Block 1Tuesday 9 February 2020115 February to 30 April 20212021 IntensiveWednesday 5 May 2020110 May to 2 July 20212021 Block 2Monday 10 May 202117 May to 23 July 20212021 Block 3Monday 2 August 20219 August to 15 October 20212021 Block 4Tuesday 26 October 20211 November to 17 December5 January to 21 January 2022 How to apply
Students can apply online through the Pathways College online application formTuition Fees
2020 Fees $5200 per block plus up to $750 Student Services Levies per year*
2021 Fees $5300 per block plus up to $800 Student Services Levies per year*
*Fees are subject to change