ESOL International qualifications are designed for learners who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English from Beginner level (A1) through all levels up Proficient (C2). The qualifications are listed on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). In addition to learning English to develop skills in support of travel, employment and enjoyment, the qualifications are suitable for learners who are preparing for entry to higher education in the UK or elsewhere.
ESOL International qualifications are designed to reference the descriptions of language proficiency in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR). The levels in the CEFR have been mapped to the levels in the National Qualifications Framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (see Pathways to Proficiency: the alignment of language proficiency scales for assessing competence in English Language DFES/QCA, 2003).
This document details the Qualification Specification and offers the training provider guidance on assessment criteria and evidence requirements.