AUTO PRIMA COLLEGE is offering the City & Guilds International ESOL Diploma (General English IEQ) for those who need English for work, study, travel or teaching.

We recognise how important the English language is in virtually all fields and careers and how being good in English can improve one’s employment opportunities and the chances of being accepted into advanced training programs or colleges in English-speaking countries.


About the programme :

This course will introduce students to all four language skills; reading, writing, listening (IESOL) and speaking (ISESOL). International ESOL Diploma is available at the following levels:

  • Preliminary A1
  • Access A2
  • Achiever B1
  • Communicator B2
  • Expert C1
  • Mastery C2

To achieve the full qualification the two tests must be taken at the same level. For example, the IESOL (reading, writing, and listening) test at Preliminary level (A1) must be taken with the Preliminary level (A1) ISESOL (spoken) test. Once both tests are passed, students are automatically sent a certificate for the International ESOL Diploma (A1). If one of the two tests is not passed, a re-sit is required for that part only. Students will also receive certificates for IESOL and ISESOL as individual qualifications. The certificate is valid forever.

Duration :

6 months (Full Time) for each level

Examination :

Students will be given workbooks to prepare them for the exam. There is also a handbook detailing the syllabus and sample papers which can be downloaded free of charge from the following website; or 

UK Borders Agency (UKBA) Approved :

The International ESOL Diploma is widely recognised by universities and the UK Borders Agency (UKBA) as a good assessment of overall language ability. The UKBA also accepts the Diploma as proof of language capability for migrants wishing to work and/or live in the UK. It is an approved English language test for the following visas:

  • Tier 1 Highly Skilled Worker
  • Tier 2 Skilled Worker
  • Tier 4 Student
  • Spouse/Partner visa

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