New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

English language requirements 

To be accepted onto a degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The tables below show the minimum English language requirements for standard courses at RQF 6 (degree level) and above.

Some courses have English language requirements that are higher than those shown below, please check the relevant course for details.

What if I don't meet the requirements?

If you don't think you will be able to meet these requirements you may be able to join a pre-sessional English language course offered by our English Language Centre. Please note to study a pre-sessional English language course UKVI require Tier 4 visa holders to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at a UKVI approved test centre (details of approved SELTs).

 

University of Plymouth requirement – New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes Minimum component scores
Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component University of Plymouth entry requirement. No UKVI requirement if the student is a New Zealand national – if they are not, IELTS or another acceptable qualification will be required

University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) requirement​ – New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes Minimum component scores
Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component University of Plymouth entry requirement. No UKVI requirement if the student is a New Zealand national – if they are not, IELTS or another acceptable qualification will be required

The validity period of qualifications accepted

Degrees awarded in the UK or in majority English language speaking countries (as defined by UKVI) will be accepted as meeting our standard English language entry requirements, where they have been awarded no more than three years prior to your course start date at Plymouth.

IELTS academic tests (non SELTS) should also have been taken no more than three years prior to your course start date at Plymouth.

IELTS academic tests (SELTS, taken at UKVI approved test centres) should have been taken within two years of the date your CAS is issued for studies at Plymouth. This is a UKVI requirement.