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Qualifications and standards

Development of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 3) unit standards

Five new EAP unit standards have now been published. These can also be accessed by searching for the unit standard's reference number or classification name.

These Level 3 EAP unit standards pathway learners onto Level 4 EAP standards and prepare them for mainstream study. They can be used by providers to assess the outcomes of the NZ Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) [Ref: 3667].


NZQA National Qualifications Services facilitated the development of five Level 3 EAP standards in response to feedback from the English Language sector suggesting that Level 3 EAP standards would provide rich potential for developing academic literacy within and across subject learning areas.

The standards were developed by the same people used in the 2016-2017 Level 4 EAP review.

Feedback was sought on the newly developed Level 3 EAP unit standards in July 2017.


Please send your comments and/or feedback to National Qualifications Services at

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