International ESOL Diploma (9992)

About this level

There are six levels linked to the Common European Framework (CEFR). The upper levels, Expert and Mastery, are recognised by many English speaking universities as evidence of language proficiency for entry purposes.

You can browse our recognitions search page to see who recognises our International ESOL and SESOL qualifications, and for information about other qualifications.

City & Guilds levels
A1 Preliminary
A2 Access
B1 Achiever
B2 Communicator
C1 Expert
C2 Mastery

Common European Framework levels
A1 Breakthrough
A2 Waystage
B1 Threshold
B2 Vantage
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency
C2 Mastery

We offer a range of support materials for learners and teachers, including syllabi, online materials, sample papers, worked answers and, for our International ESOL and Spoken ESOL qualifications, a complete range of exam preparation books and SmartScreen support.

For more information about the individual parts of the exam and support materials available, see the individual qualifications: International ESOL (8984) and International Spoken ESOL (8985).

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in International ESOL Diploma Expert C1  (9992-75)
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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in International ESOL Diploma Expert C1
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Information & documentation

For Centres

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What's involved in delivering this course?

The qualifications are paper-based tests. You will need to have facilities and staff to deliver examinations with invigilators. Candidates benefit from training prior to the examination, either a general English course or an exam preparation course.

City & Guilds manages the assessment of the examinations.

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres will need to complete an application for centre approval found in our Centre guide - Delivering International Qualifications and send it to the relevant address also listed in the guide.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements. The candidates should familiarise themselves with the knowledge requirements for each test.

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

This Diploma is a combination of City & Guilds International ESOL (8984) and International Spoken ESOL (8985). The qualification assesses all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The language and skills assessed can be seen in the International ESOL and International Spoken ESOL handbooks, which can be downloaded from this site.

The Diploma is approved by the UK's Border Agency as evidence of English proficiency for people wishing to study, work or live in the UK. To find out more please visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/employers/esol-providers/ on the Home Office website.

You will learn in the classroom.

Assessment is on demand:

  • International Spoken ESOL (8985) assesses real speaking ability through a one-to-one structured interview
  • International ESOL (8984) uses a single exam paper which covers listening, reading and writing.

There are six levels linked to the Common European Framework (CEFR). The upper levels, Expert and Mastery, are recognised by many English speaking universities as evidence of language proficiency for entry purposes. You can browse our recognitions search page to see who recognises our International ESOL and SESOL qualifications, and for information about other qualifications.

City & Guilds levels
A1 Preliminary
A2 Access
B1 Achiever
B2 Communicator
C1 Expert
C2 Mastery

Common European Framework levels
A1 Breakthrough
A2 Waystage
B1 Threshold
B2 Vantage
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency
C2 Mastery

We offer a range of support materials for learners and teachers, including syllabi, online materials, sample papers, worked answers and, for our International ESOL and Spoken ESOL qualifications, a complete range of exam preparation books and SmartScreen support.

For more information about the individual parts of the exam and support materials available, see the individual qualifications: International ESOL (8984) and International Spoken ESOL (8985).

What careers can this lead to?

These qualifications can help you to progress into further education or into a career where formal evidence of your proficiency in English is required.