Updated 26 March

ESOL (4692) –

Update on special arrangements during the current Covid-19 period

City & Guilds Group response to Covid-19 outbreak

The Covid-19 outbreak is a fast-paced and fluid situation and is affecting countries across the world at a different rate as national Governments put in place contingency plans to contain the outbreak. As an international organisation working with education providers, employers and governments in over 100 countries we are closely monitoring the global situation and putting in place measures to support the wellbeing of our employees and broader customers and stakeholders.

Following the announcement from the Government, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the proactive steps that City & Guilds is taking to support both colleagues and customers delivering our Functional Skills qualifications and assessments during these difficult times.

The following guidance has been produced based upon the current guidance issued by government in relation to the Covid-19 announcement. Guidance will change on a daily basis in line with government guidance and will be updated accordingly. 

Please note that these arrangements apply with immediate effect and until further notice.


Remote assessment of speaking and listening

  • We are allowing assessment of speaking and listening to be conducted remotely.
  • Our EQAs may be required to join these remote activities to observe live assessment and assessment marking taking place.

Detailed guidance on arrangements for remote assessment of speaking and listening can be found here.

Guidance for Remote Assessment – ESOL (4692)