ESOL Qualifications

The City & Guilds International English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) and International Spoken English for Speakers of Other Languages (ISESOL) qualifications are the ideal choice for those who would like to certify their knowledge of the English language, both written and oral. The City & Guilds IESOL and ISESOL qualifications are issued by an international body, widely recognized by employers, educational institutions and state authorities.

The IESOL and ISESOL qualifications are two separate examinations: the results of one do not affect the results of the other. Thus, candidates who are successful in the IESOL exam, but fail the ISESOL, may re-sit the ISESOL exam if they so wish.

The IESOL and ISESOL qualifications cover 6 different levels, which are fully aligned with the specifications of the levels of the European Framework of Reference (CEFR) of the European Council. The levels and the corresponding titles are as follows:  


The City & Guilds International ESOL and International SESOL qualifications are fully recognized by ASEP (Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) for levels B1, B2, C1 and C2.
All levels are also recognized by the corresponding body in the UK, namely the QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority).
In addition, there is a wide range of international bodies that recognize these qualifications.