City and Guilds Certificate in ESOL International (B1 or B2)

City and Guilds is a leading provider of internationally recognized vocational qualifications tests and English language tests. Based in London, United Kingdom, City and Guilds, which started its operations in the 1900s, has over 8500 centers in 100 countries. It has been operating under Royal Charter granted by Queen Victoria.

In the United Arab Emirates, City and Guilds qualification Certificate in International English Language is recognized by the Ministry of Education to fulfill the English proficiency test requirement towards securing college or university admission in the UAE.

At Syscoms, we provide a systematic and structured training to help you do well on the City and Guilds English language test.

Duration  32 Hrs
Pre requisites    

A short assessment test to demonstrate basic English language proficiency in Reading, Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary will need to be taken and a separate speaking assessment will also be conducted. A student needs to demonstrate a minimum acceptable level of English language proficiency after which he/she will be admitted to the course.

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The test is an online (computer) test. There are five sections in the test

> Grammar and Vocabulary





Although there is no separate grade given for the Grammar and Vocabulary section, it is important that a candidate does well in this section as the overall grade is adjusted based on the performance in the Grammar and Vocabulary section. 

The questions range in levels – A1, A2, B1, B2 - based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The qualification aligns to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), a framework which sets the global benchmark in language skills. The qualifications are awarded at entry level 3 and level 1 (UK framework), and at B1 and B2 (CEFR).

An acceptable passing score for admission to the Undergraduate program at universities and colleges in the UAE is at least a B1 in every section and an overall B1 score. 

For students planning to enroll in a graduate program at a university or a college in the UAE, the minimum acceptable passing score is an overall B2. 


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