International English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL)

The IESOL is for anyone who is a non-native speaker of English and would like to demonstrate their ability in communicating in English. IESOL courses will help you develop your skills and abilities to communicate in English and enable you to work or study in English-speaking countries and/or environments.

Available levels:

Entry Requirements:
For entry into Preliminary to Communicator Levels (Level 1 and 2)

NZCB will use either student provided international examination results, eg IELTS, or after an interview to judge fluency, or use an appropriate City and Guilds practice examination to determine student’s entry competence. Student must meet NZ immigration requirements and have, as a very minimum (for the preliminary level), an understanding of the Roman alphabet.

For entry into Expert and/or Mastery Level (level 3)


  1. Must meet NZ Immigration requirements
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.0 with no band score lower than 5, or meet other requirements of NZQA’s acceptable evidence of English language proficiency

Start Date:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Study Options:
Full time on-site AND Full time online

Class times:
9.00am – 3.30pm, Monday – Friday with some time allocated for self-study

Online Enquiry Form

    1. Personal Details

    First Name (required)

    Last Name (required)

    Date of Birth (required)

    Gender: MaleFemaleGender-free

    English Name (required)

    Nationality (required)

    Passport Number (required)

    Issuing Country (required)

    2. Contact Details

    Telephone (required)

    Email (required)

    3. English Competency

    3.1. What is your first language:

    I have completed an academic qualification at an institute where the language if instruction was in english.I have sat an internationally recognised English test (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL) with a band score. Please fill-in 3.2.I intend to sit an English test. Please fill-in 3.3.

    3.2. I have sat an internationally recognised English test (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL) with a band score of

    3.3. I intend to sit an English test on

    4. Course of Study applied for

    Please indicate your proposed course of study (required):

    Proposed start date (required):

    5.Education records

    Highest Education Background: