LanguageCert testing centre

International House Bristol is delighted to announce that we are now an appoved LanguageCert Test Centre.

If you would like to sit your test with us, please contact

What is LanguageCert ESOL?

Who are the LanguageCert International ESOL Qualifications intended for?

Who recognises LanguageCert?

Why choose LanguageCert International ESOL exams?

How can I practise for my exam?

LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL - Coming soon


What is LanguageCert ESOL?

LanguageCert ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is an Awarding Organisation dedicated to providing exceptional language skills assessment and certification services worldwide. It is a member of PeopleCert, a global leader in the certification industry, that has been delivering millions of exams in 200 countries.


Who are the LanguageCert International ESOL Qualifications intended for?

  • Non-native speakers of English worldwide wanting to provide documented evidence of their knowledge of English, for study or employment
  • Students aspiring to enter or exit institutions of higher education in the UK or overseas, where proof of knowledge of English is a requirement











Who recognises LanguageCert?

LanguageCert is recognised by the designated official authorities in England and Wales. Ofqual and Qualifications Wales.

Click on the following link to download the recognitions brochure

LanguageCert exam for Italian PON

LanguageCert has been accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education as a recognised language qualification for Italian students on EU-funded PON scholarships.

Why choose LanguageCert International ESOL exams?

The LanguageCert International suite of qualifications is the ideal choice for anyone seeking to certify their English language skills with global recognition. These certifications evaluate all 4-skills and are fully mapped to the CEFR (Common European Framework) A1 to C2 levels. They  have been designed and abide by the most rigorous quality and reliability standards.

Learners choose the qualification level they feel ready to sit for. Written exams (Listening, reading and writing) and Spoken exams (speaking) can be taken independently of each other at the candidates' convenience. As they are separate tests, students can choose to focus their preparation on one exam before taking the other. Successful candidates are awarded High Pass or Pass certificates.

LanguageCert International ESOL Qualification Levels

Corresponding CEFR Levels

Equivalent UK (England and Wales) national levels


A1 Breakthrough

Entry 1


A2 Waystage

Entry 2


B1 Threshold

Entry 3


B2 Vantage

Level 1


C1 Effective Operational Proficiency

Level 2


C2 Mastery

Level 3


Here are some more benefits of taking the exam:

  • The focus is on communication skills, i.e. little exam-specific preparation is required
  • Grammar & Vocabulary are integrated in the Listening, Reading & Writing sections and not examined separately
  • Candidates are examined individually during the Speaking, so they can perform at their best
  • The Speaking exams are conducted by a qualified Interlocutor, who does not do the assessment, to guarantee impartiality
  • The Speaking session is recorded and marked by qualified LanguageCert Examiners at a later stage, to ensure possibility of re-marking
  • The Pass mark is 50%
  • Results & e-certificates are sent 10 days after the exam
  • A Hard-copy of the certificate is posted shortly after results release
  • The certificate has Lifelong validity
  • Institutions can access a Certificate validity verification service online
  • Excellent Customer Service


How can I practice for my exam?

  • Download the Written exam qualification handbook                                                                                  
  • Download the Speaking exam qualification handbook
  • Download the practice materials for candidates


At IH Bristol we can offer 1-1 language lessons to help candidates prepare for their exam.













LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL - Coming Soon

This is a set of English language qualifications at introductory levels, ideal for younger candidates aiming to give them a sense of motivation and achievement.

Please contact us if you would like to express an interest in sitting this exam.