ESOL Qualifications Courses and Exams

Minimum enrolment age: 16* | Levels: A1-C2 | Maximum class size: 12 | Start dates: On request


ESOL Skills for Life

Portsmouth English Language School is an approved test centre authorised to offer ESOL Skills for Life courses and exams at all levels.
Our ESOL Skills for Life courses are designed for adult learners who need to improve their language skills for work purposes or are planning to settle in the UK. The topics and tasks in this course follow the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum and reflect the use of English in everyday life.  If you are applying for naturalization as a British citizen or for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK you will need to prove that your level of English is B1 (ESOL Skills for Life Entry 3), before you can sit the Citizenship test.
We have experienced tutors that are trained to teach ESOL and are well qualified in teaching English to adults. At the end of the course you will be able to take the Ascentis ESOL Skills for Life exam in the school at no extra cost.  Our ESOL qualifications are accredited by Ascentis and approved by Ofqual. It is also possible to sit the Citizenship test for an additional fee at the local test centre.
Please note that if you need to prove your language level for immigration purposes, you will need to take IELTS Life Skills.


IELTS Life Skills (Visas and Immigration)

At PELS, we offer preparation courses for IELTS Life Skills exams. This is a Speaking and Listening test designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes. The test is available in three levels: A1, A2 and B1.

* 16 and 17 year old students will be accepted on the course with parental consent.


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