International ESOL (IESOL) is available at six levels and is benchmarked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The upper levels, Expert and Mastery, are recognised by many English speaking universities as evidence of language proficiency for entry purposes.
City & Guilds levels CEFR
Have a look at who recognises our International ESOL and SESOL Qualifications. You can also browse our recognitions search page for information about other qualifications.
International ESOL has undergone a rigorous examination through a CEFR benchmarking project. This has resulted in modifications to all six levels. B1, B2, C1 and C2 are in a new format, recognisable by the changed appearance in the cover sheet.
These changes have been made due to our ongoing improvements of the IEQ suite, in particular our exciting CEFR linking project. We have updated and revised the following levels:
- Preliminary (A1)
- Access (A2)
- Achiever (B1)
- Communicator (B2)
- Expert (C1)
- Mastery (C2).
is by a single exam paper which covers Listening, Reading and Writing. Testing
is on demand, so you can choose your own dates.
To help you familiarise with the new, improved version of our International ESOL exam papers, Practice Papers are now available for download from the Assessment Materials section.
To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
Anyone can take these qualifications, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.