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About LanguageCert

LanguageCert* is an Awarding Organisation dedicated to language skills assessment and certification. It is a member of PeopleCert, a global leader in the certification industry, that has been delivering millions of exams in 200 countries.

LanguageCert develops its own language qualifications and partners with renowned organisations worldwide to offer high-quality language skills assessment and certification to the global learners’ community. For the delivery of its own qualifications, as well as for examinations delivered in collaboration with its partners, LanguageCert deploys state-of-the-art, innovative and flexible exam administration technologies and systems developed by PeopleCert, which are tailor-made to each exam’s specific requirements. It also benefits from the excellent customer service that PeopleCert offers 24/7/365 to language schools, teachers and candidates.

LanguageCert’s vision, mission and core values lay the foundation of the organisation and guide all its decisions.  

  • Vision: to be the global leader in language qualifications
  • Mission: to develop and deliver 'best in class’ language skills assessment and certification programmes that enhance the lives, education and career prospects of candidates across the world
  • Core Values: Quality, Innovation, Integrity, Passion

LanguageCert has been granted Awarding Organisation recognition by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), a non-ministerial department that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. As an independent authority, Ofqual is the single most well-respected recognition authority in the world. Ofqual recognition marks a new era for LanguageCert, underpinning its rigorous high standards and processes deployed in the development, delivery and award of qualifications.

LanguageCert offers the following array of language qualifications:


LanguageCert International ESOL

Since 2015, LanguageCert has acquired all the intellectual property and related assessment materials for English language qualifications from City & Guilds, one of the oldest and most prestigious awarding bodies in the UK. LanguageCert advances the certifications offering LanguageCert International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), the next generation of English language qualifications, while ensuring that the highest quality standards are consistently met.

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are regulated by Ofqual in the sector subject area “Languages, literature and culture of the British Isles”.

To find out more about LanguageCert International ESOL recognitions, click here.


LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL

Acknowledging the increasing need for young learners, aged 7-12, to become familiar with assessment processes while participating in stress-free exams, LanguageCert has developed LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL qualifications according to the intellectual and emotional stages of young children. The exams can serve as a starting point, motivating students to move onto LanguageCert International ESOL at an older age.


LanguageCert USAL esPro

As of January 2017, Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca and LanguageCert have joined forces to deliver Professional Spanish language examinations worldwide. The two organisations have cooperated to continue offering the Spanish BULATS tests (Business Language Testing Service) under the new name LanguageCert USAL esPro. The tests continue to be developed by Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca, however they are administered by LanguageCert, in Paper and Computer-based versions. 


LanguageCert ESOL International (Speaking & Listening) - Coming soon!

The aim of the LanguageCert ESOL International (Speaking & Listening) qualifications is to demonstrate a candidate’s ability to communicate using the English language across the CEFR levels from A1 (Entry 1) to B1 (Entry 3).

The LanguageCert ESOL International (Speaking & Listening) qualifications offer a comprehensive test of spoken English. The tasks in the examinations are designed to test the use of English in real-life situations. The ESOL International series of graded examinations provides ‘steps up the ladder’ of proficiency and can motivate candidates who are attending courses over a long period to continue their studies. They are also suitable for candidates attending short courses in English.

For more information, please download the LanguageCert ESOL International (Speaking & Listening) Qualification Handbook.


⃰ LanguageCert is a business name of PeopleCert Qualifications Ltd, UK company number 09620926.