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An Ofqual, CCEA & QIW Recognised Awarding Organisation

ESOL

Qualifi and Global Cert

Enabling people to communicate in English and access UK regulated qualifications from Entry Level 1 to Level 8
From Beginner to Master level

Beginners i.e.A1 on the CEFR is available for candidates age four years and older. At the beginning of the formal teaching and learning process, we encourage students by developing confidence through testing understanding and use of approaches other than writing full words or sentences; enabling you to demonstrate and improve your skills.

Intermediate ie middle levels take you from A2 to B1. These are the most challenging stages. We work to support you in incremental stages of your development, regularly testing your progress and motivating and encouraging you through participation in a range of enjoyable, relevant tasks.

Higher levels take you from B2 to a proficient C1 and for some, on to becoming an expert C2. The structure of the exams are the same therefore you’ll be familiar with the approach adopted however at these higher levels, you are tested on the scope and the range of your English competence.

Accreditation

Qualifi Awarding Organisation is Ofqual approved. Qualifi ESOL qualifications are listed on the Regulated Qualification Framework; certificates are only awarded to those candidates who are successful in passing the related Global Cert ESOL examination.

Qualifications are available at:

In addition to ESOL International, Qualifi Awarding Organisations offers a number of UK regulated qualifications at levels 2, 3 and higher education levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in a wide range of subject areas. Qualifi L3, 4, 5 and 6 vocationally related qualifications are UK Student Loan Company, Advanced Learner Loan recognised. Those who are eligible can draw down a study loan to facilitate their learning. Further information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan. Regulated Qualifications are listed here https://www.gov.uk/find-a-regulated-qualification

All centres delivering Qualifi qualifications, including ESOL qualifications must be approved by Qualifi. Global Cert as the provider of the examinations and associated quality assurance undertakes to do so in line with Qualifi’s policies and procedures in ensuring compliance by centres and exam venues with the commitments and requirements associated with the regulator’s Conditions of Recognition (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/general-conditions-of-recognition)

ESOL FAQ's

Can I take a Global Cert Exam?

Anyone, there is no age limit for candidates. You can enter at the level of study you or your tutor considers appropriate

Where can I take an exam?

Contact your local representative to find out where you can take an exam. For more information visit the Global Cert page at http://www.globalcert.gr/

What is the CEFR?

See here (https://www.ielts.org/ielts-for-organisations/common-european-framework )

What is the benefit of having a Qualifi / Global Cert certificate?

As a regulated qualification, mapped to the CEFR and awarded by the UK regulated Qualification you will hold a globally recognised qualification. A qualification that is useful should you wish to progress to and study at universities where teaching and assessment are delivered in English.

By studying English and demonstrating your ability through a rigorous exam process you are able to show a prospective employer or present employer your level of competence in speaking, listening, writing and reading English. Many more people take an exam because they enjoy studying English and want to improve their skills

If I have special needs can I sit a Global Cert Exam?

Global Cert will make provisions to help you, these will depend on your declared requirements. Further information can be found in the Global Cert and Qualifi Policies and Procedures that are published on both websites or through contacting us via our published contact details.

How are grades assigned?

Once the exams have been sat at one of the approved venues, they are sent to Global Cert, where they will be marked by a team of experienced examiners. Please see the policies and procedures available via our websites in regard to assessment, moderation and appeals.

How many hours of study do I need to put in to pass each level?

There are no minimum required hours of study to take an exam. Your success will be determined by how much tuition you receive and practice you participate in. Your tutor will advise you when s/he feels you are ready to sit an exam. Generally each level takes approximately 200 hours of activity.

History of Qualifi and Global Cert

Qualifi has partnered with Global Cert, which has been based in Athens, Greece, since 2013. As the Exam Board for Qualifi, a UK Ofqual, The CCEA and QiW regulated Awarding Organisation established in 2002.

Global Cert offers a step-by-step programme of assessing English language competence, from beginner (CEFR A1 ie Entry Level 1) through to full competence as an expert user i.e. CEFR C2 / level 3. Availability of qualifications at A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 allows students to progress from basic to mastery through attending a Qualifi approved ESOL tuition centre and through successfully passing the Global Cert examinations.

CEFR

How Qualifi’s ESOL qualifications map to the Common European Framework (CEFR) levels

The following graphic shows how levels relate to one another. Please note, this does not mean that there is an exact equivalence and thus parity between the levels.