2 March 2017
IELTS (International English Language Testing System), is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, with over 2.9 million tests taken in the past year. It is a high-stakes test that opens the door to study, work and migration opportunities all over the world.
Test takers in Cyprus will benefit from PEOPLECERT’s know-how and expertise in offering best-in-class testing services and will have access to exclusive preparation material online, while Language Schools and Teachers will have access to a wealth of IELTS official academic materials, coupled with dedicated support services from both PEOPLECERT and IDP.
“We are thrilled to add Cyprus to our international footprint, as it reaffirms our utmost objective to become a leading provider in language skills proficiency and qualification exams globally” said Marios Molfetas, Business Development Director – Languages, PEOPLECERT. “We are committed to offer customer-centric service to test takers and language schools, as we have been doing internationally, and are confident that our collaboration with IDP can make the difference in IELTS delivery in Cyprus”.
“We originally selected PEOPLECERT to become the IELTS Official Test Centre of IDP in Greece due to their reputation for excellent test delivery in all aspects: support to customers, the highest levels of compliance and an exceptional test day experience. PEOPLECERT began administering IELTS within two months, keeping to their commitment to offer state-of-the-art testing services and ensuring that test taker experience is unparalleled, with all activity underpinned by the highest levels of integrity. It was therefore an easy decision for IDP to entrust the delivery of IELTS in Cyprus to PEOPLECERT. Our new collaboration further enhances the strategic partnership of the two parties.” noted Melissa Cudmore, Regional Manager Western Europe, IDP Education.
IELTS Academic and General Training tests will be offered in Nicosia and Larnaca, starting in May 2017, and on frequent test dates around the year.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
PEOPLECERT is a global leader in the assessment and certification of IT, business and language skills, partnering with multi-national organisations and government bodies to develop and deliver market leading examinations. PEOPLECERT delivers exams across 160 countries, in 25 languages, through its state-of-the-art assessment technology, enabling professionals and learners to reach their full potential and realise life ambitions through learning.
PEOPLECERT caters for all needs of English language proficiency assessment, delivering LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications for CEFR levels A1-C2 globally, and IELTS in Greece and Cyprus. It also assesses language skills in Spanish, through LanguageCert USAL esPro BULATS test, in alliance with Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.
From January 2018 PEOPLECERT will be the sole Examination Institute for the worldwide delivery of the Global Best Practice portfolio examinations, including ITIL®, PRINCE2®, etc., managed by AXELOS Accreditation and Examination services (a joint venture between the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in UK and Capita plc), delivering over 500,000 exams annually.
About IDP Education Ltd
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, IDP Education Ltd is a global leader in international student recruitment and a co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System), a leading English language proficiency test. IDP Education Ltd is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities through Education Australia Limited, with the remaining 50% traded on the ASX.
For more than 45 years, IDP Education Ltd has played a major role in international education and placed more than 400,000 students into quality institutions in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand. IDP Education Ltd has also been involved in English language teaching since 1988.
IDP Education Ltd employs more than 1,600 staff globally, has 90 student recruitment offices in 30 countries and more than 400 IELTS test locations in 60 countries.
ITIL® and PRINCE2® are registered trade marks of AXELOS Limited.