LanguageCert Awarding Organisation

LanguageCert Awarding Organisation

LanguageCert is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the designated official authorities in England and Wales.

England - Ofqual

LanguageCert has been granted Awarding Organisation recognition by Ofqual, Ofqual Register Recognition Number RN6001.

Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) is a non-ministerial department that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

As an Awarding Organisation dedicated to language skills assessment and certification, LanguageCert’s utmost objective is to offer high quality qualifications to the global learner community.

Its recognition by Ofqual underpins LanguageCert’s rigorous, high standards and processes deployed in the development, delivery and award of qualifications.

Wales - Qualifications Wales

LanguageCert has been recognised by Qualifications Wales as an Awarding Organisation, offering International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) qualifications.

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LanguageCert International ESOL

LanguageCert International ESOL

LanguageCert International ESOL Written qualifications (Listening, Reading, Writing) and LanguageCert International ESOL Spoken qualifications (Speaking) are officially on the list of certifications regulated or recognised by the designated official authorities in the following countries:

United Kingdom

Ofqual

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications (Levels A1-C2) are regulated by Ofqual in the sector subject area “Languages, literature and culture of the British Isles”.

The qualifications reside in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) from Entry Level 1 to 3 and Level 1 to 3, which maps to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. In addition, they map to the European Qualifications Framework, as portability is important to those looking for jobs or seeking to employ people from across the continent. They also directly map to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) from level A1 to C2.

 LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are:

  • A valid proof of English language proficiency for employers in UK
  • Pre-requisites for UK qualifications that require evidence of suitable English language proficiency
  • Evidence of English language proficiency in order to study at a UK or International University*

* Each University’s requirements of proficiency may differ. Certificate holders should contact the university of their interest for specific information.

 

Qualifications Wales

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications (Levels A1-C2) are regulated in Wales by Qualifications Wales.

The qualifications reside in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) from Entry Level 1 to 3 and Levels 1 to 3. They also map to the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales and Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. In addition, they map to the European Qualifications Framework, as portability is important to those looking for jobs or seeking to employ people from across the continent. They also directly map to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) from level A1 to C2.

 LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are:

  • A valid proof of English language proficiency for employers in UK
  • Pre-requisites for UK qualifications that require evidence of suitable English language proficiency
  • Evidence of English language proficiency in order to study at a UK or International University*

* Each University’s requirements of proficiency may differ. Certificate holders should contact the university of their interest for specific information.

 

UCAS

LanguageCert is available on the UCAS Apply list. UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows students to apply for full-time undergraduate courses, and some part-time courses for nursing and midwifery, at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

UCAS Apply includes LanguageCert as part of their listing (visible to applicants who have a UCAS profile) and students can select the following LanguageCert qualifications as part of their application process, as appropriate proof of English language skills.

  • LanguageCert Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Listening, Reading, Writing) (Mastery C2)
  • LanguageCert Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Speaking) (Mastery C2)

Czech Republic

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications have been recognised by the Czech Ministry of Education and are listed in the new STANDARDISED LANGUAGE EXAMINATIONS list, at levels A1, A2, Β1, Β2, C1 and C2. The exams are listed in the new MŠMT “MATURITA” list and are entitled to replace the so called “optional part” of the leaving exam (Maturita) in English. 

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are a valid proof of English language proficiency for state/governmental employment, with the required certification level depending on the particular position applied for.

The qualifications are recognised by major universities in the Czech Republic. Certificate holders should contact the university/faculty of their interest for specific information, due to varying recognition status applying per case.

Greece

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications have been recognised by ASEP (Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) at levels Β1, Β2, C1 and C2.

The certificates are valid proof of English Language proficiency, which is a prerequisite for access to opportunities for employment in the Public Sector. They may also be accepted for admission to programmes at the Public Universities and Institutes of Higher Education across the country, as well as for employment at private organisations. However, certificate holders are advised to confirm with the organisation of their interest.

Hungary

For information please visit www.languagecert.hu

Italy

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised in Italy by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

B2 level “Communicator” qualification is accepted for PON scholarships.

New Zealand

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are officially on the list of examinations recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), which is responsible for accrediting foreign language qualifications in New Zealand, at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2.

From 22 August 2018, NZQA specify that all non-university providers must use an NZQA approved international test of English to assess the language proficiency of candidates. LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications reside on the NZQA approved list and the full list of changes is published on the NZQA website.

NZQA recognition means that LanguageCert qualifications meet admission requirements for education in New Zealand. Each educational programme level in New Zealand poses minimum qualification requirements, according to which LanguageCert C1 certificates fulfil the (minimum) requirement for a Bachelor’s degree programme, while C1 with High Pass or C2 fulfil the requirement for postgraduate degrees (Bachelor Honours, Master’s and Doctoral). LanguageCert B1 and B2 certificates are also accepted for admission for Certificates and Diplomas of lower levels of New Zealand’s education system.

Romania

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are officially on the list of examinations recognised by the Romanian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, which is responsible for accrediting foreign language qualifications in Romania, at levels Β1, Β2, C1 and C2.

Spain

LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications, at levels A2, Β1, Β2, C1 and C2, are recognised by ACLES (Association of Language Centres in Higher Education). The LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are the ideal choice for students, who need to prove a certain level of English proficiency, in order to enter the university of their choice.

The qualifications are recognised by major universities in Spain. Certificate holders should contact the university/faculty of their interest for specific information, due to varying recognition status applying per case.

Teachers who need to prove their linguistic competence in all four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) in English, in order to work in public schools in Spain, can rely on LanguageCert qualifications, provided that they hold both LanguageCert International ESOL Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) certificates of the same level.

See below the Spanish regions in which LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications are recognised by the official authorities responsible for the accreditation of CEFR mapped foreign language qualifications for teachers of bilingual education:

  • Andalusia
    LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by Junta de Andalucía:
  • Applicants for teaching jobs in bilingual schools can use LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications to demonstrate their English skills
  • Applicants for teaching jobs in the public sector are awarded additional points if they are LanguageCert International ESOL certificate holders

It is also recognised by Universidad de Sevilla.

  • Aragon
    LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Aragon.  
  • Navarra
    LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications at levels B1, B2, C1 and C2 are recognised by the Department of Education of the Government of Navarra.
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LanguageCert USAL esPro

LanguageCert USAL esPro

LanguageCert USAL esPro (former Spanish BULATS) qualifications (Listening & Reading, Writing, and Speaking) are officially on the list of certifications recognised by the designated official authorities in the following countries:

France

LanguageCert USAL esPro qualifications have been recognised by the National Interprofessional Joint Committee for Employment and Vocational Training (COPANEF) at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 with CPF (Personal Training Account) code 209074. The CPF code can be used to undertake a COPANEF funded Spanish language training course, if it results in a LanguageCert USAL esPro certificate. The programme applies to people in all professional fields nationally.

LanguageCert USAL esPro qualifications have also been recognised by the Regional Interprofessional Joint Committee for Employment and Vocational Training (COPAREF) at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 with CPF codes 202316 and 202315, valid for people employed and professionals seeking employment respectively. The CPF codes can be used to undertake a COPAREF funded Spanish language training course, if it results in a LanguageCert USAL esPro certificate. The programme applies to people in all professional fields in the administrative region of Grand Est, in northeastern France.

Spain

LanguageCert USAL esPro qualifications are recognised by the Association of Language Centres in Higher Education (ACLES), at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2, as a valid certification of the Spanish language for access to all Spanish Universities. ACLES promotes learning and dissemination of modern languages in higher education, informing regional policy decision-makers.

LanguageCert USAL esPro qualifications are recognised by CRUE Universidades Españolas (Conference of Chancellors of the Spanish Universities), and are included in the list of certifications accepted by Mesa de Certificación Lingüística para el Español como Lengua Extranjera (Accreditation Commission for Spanish as a Foreign Language) as proof of Spanish language proficiency. CRUE Universidades Españolas, as a non-profit association of 76 Universities in Spain (50 public and 26 private), is responsible for the accreditation of foreign language qualifications for post-secondary studies in Spain.

LanguageCert USAL esPro is the exam of Spanish as a foreign language selected by the university accreditation platform CertiUni, a project promoted by CRUE for the certification of cross curricular competencies in the Spanish universities.  

LanguageCert USAL esPro certificates at B1 and B2 levels are the (minimum) entry credentials for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Spain respectively.

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