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English Language

Our International Certificate in English Language

Our English language test package has been developed in association with the British Council, the largest English language teaching organisation in the world and like City & Guilds, a charitable organisation with a shared commitment to international skills development.

The test package is delivered by globally recognised partners, testing the following five language skill areas:

Vocabulary and Grammar

The test package is a powerful addition to work or further study. This provides you with the confidence that your learners will have the right language skills to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

Why choose our International Certificate in English Language?

Benefits for centres

World-recognised certification

We have been developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to help businesses thrive for over 130 years and employers around the world see City & Guilds as the benchmark for workplace excellence. Our heritage makes us uniquely positioned to anticipate the future of work and learning.

We offer comprehensive support

You buy so much more than just the certification. We include support that helps you and your learners, including:

  • system demonstrations for centre staff
  • paper and computer-based sample tests
  • schemes of work
  • lesson plans, handouts and classroom activities
  • sample speaking and writing tasks with model answers

This package gives you the confidence to quickly and easily start preparing your learners for success.

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Benefits for employers

A world leader in skills education, City & Guilds works with governments, employers, colleges and training providers to deliver workplace-relevant qualifications, certification and assessment. Our certification is an efficient and engaging way to test and certify your employees’ English language abilities and ensure they can communicate at a level required by your business.

We operate across five continents – Asia to the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Africa – reaching millions of people every year. As workplaces evolve, so do we. That’s why we set the standard for skills that transform lives, industries and economies.

Why choose us?

  • City & Guilds and the British Council are recognised global brands. Combining our English Language and assessment expertise ensures this certification is a powerful addition to your learners’ future success
  • Flexible and fast computer-based testing meaning quick results turnaround which is motivational for your learners. On-demand testing means flexibility in your scheduling
  • Support materials to get you up and running quickly with model training materials and learner support tools giving you the confidence to prepare your learners for success