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All programmes of study at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute are delivered in English. If English is not your first language, we require evidence of your English language proficiency taken within the last two years.

If you are not certain of the evidence required, please email enrol@cordonbleu.edu
The required test scores for different levels of programme are specified in the table below:


International English Language Proficiency Test

Programme Name/Level IELTS TOEFL (IBT&PBT) NZCEL Pearson English
CELTA or Cambridge English
(Cambridge Certificate)
City & Guilds IESOL
CEFR Level
Diplome De
Cuisine/Patisserie
(Level 4)
5.5 no sub-score under 5.0
IBT: 46
(with a writing score of 14)
Completion of NZCEL 3
PTE (Academic)
score of 42
FCE score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
B2 Communicator with a score of 42
B2
Le Grand Diplome
(Level 4 x 2)
5.5 no sub-score under 5.0
IBT: 46
(with a writing score of 14)
Completion of NZCEL 3
PTE (Academic)
score of 42
FCE score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
B2 Communicator with a score of 42
B2
Diplome Avance
Culinaire
(Level 5)
Academic 5.5 no sub-score under 5.0
IBT: 46
(with a writing score of 14)
Level 4 (General) or
(Employment)
PTE (Academic)
score of 42
FCE score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
B2 Communicator with a score of 42
B2
Degree (Level 7)
Academic 6.0 no sub-score under 5.5
IBT: 60
(with a writing score of 18)
Level 4 (General) or
(Employment)
PTE(Academic)
score of 50
FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
B2 Communicator with a score of 66
C1


Acceptable evidence of English language proficiency:

Students from China, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, HK, Colombia, and Brazil can also use the below as alternative to international testings:
Our English language partners listed below administer NZQA-approved English proficiency tests and offer English language pathway programmes for entry into Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand.
Please visit their websites for further information.

Location English Provider
NZQA - approved Internal Test
Test Dates Website
Wellington
Campbell Institute
NZ$ 275
Please confirm with LCB
enrol@cordonbleu.edu
http://campbell.ac.nz/
Wellington
NZLC
NZ$230 non - NZLC students
NZ$150 for NZLC students
Please confirm with LCB
enrol@cordonbleu.edu
http://nzlc.ac.nz/
Auckland
Campbell Institute
NZ$ 275
Please confirm with LCB
enrol@cordonbleu.edu
http://campbell.ac.nz/
Auckland NZLC
NZ$230 non - NZLC students
NZ$150 for NZLC students
Please confirm with LCB
enrol@cordonbleu.edu
http://nzlc.ac.nz/
Auckland
Kaplan
NZ$ 75
Please confirm with LCB
enrol@cordonbleu.edu
https://kaplan.com/
Auckland AIS
NZ$ 75
Please confirm with LCB
enrol@cordonbleu.edu
http://www.ais.ac.nz/


Recommended English Language Providers in the Wellington Region:

English Provider
English Programme
(Direct entry)
Entry requirements Duration
Intake Dates
Website Highlights Contact
Campbell Institute
Hospitality Direct
Successful Campbell
placement test result
2-24 weeks
Flexible http://campbell.ac.nz/
Pathway programme
5 mins walk to LCB
Accommodation arrangment
Yumi Nguyen
ETC
NZCEL
EAS
Depends on the
intended level of
English programme
NZCEL - 20 weeks
EAS -10-12 weeks
Flexible http://www.etc.ac.nz/
5 mins walk to LCB
Accommodation arrangment
TOEIC only testing centre in
Wellington
Rozina Yusuf
NZLC
General English, IELTS,
Cambridge,etc.
Set test dates (please
confirm with LCB)
Flexible Flexible http://nzlc.ac.nz/
5 mins walk to LCB
Accommodation arrangment
Lenka Sladkova

For a list of all providers (including options outside of Wellington & Auckland) with NZQA-approved English proficiency assessments please click the link below:

Providers in New Zealand


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