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Level Guide

Use our handy English level guide to determine your current English level

Level Guide

Thinking about studying at one of our English Centres? Here is a list of the available courses and the minimum entry level requirements.

Level CEFR Cambridge Exams IELTS Description Courses available
Beginner  A1 N/A N/A You have a small basic vocabulary and can understand English used in everyday situations if the speaker speaks clearly and slowly.

 General English

Communication Skills

Courses on demand only on specific dates

Elementary  A2 N/A 2 You can communicate in a range of everyday social and travel contexts. You are familiar with basic grammar but need to develop this further. You need to develop your vocabulary and listening skills.

All courses at Beginner level

English Unlimited

One-to-one English

Parent and Junior

English for Young Learners

Pre-Intermediate  A2+ Key (formerly KET) 3 You can understand and communicate personal information with enough language for everyday practical needs. However, in more complex situations, you still find it difficult to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar so you need to develop your fluency and accuracy to avoid the breaking down of communication


 All courses requiring Elementary




 B1 B1 (formerly PET) 4 - 5 You can speak English with some confidence and understand much of what you read and hear. You have a reasonable vocabulary and can survive well in most situations. Improve by developing your fluency and accuracy, and use more complex structures and sophisticated vocabulary.

 All courses requiring Pre-Intermediate

Exam Preparation

IELTS Preparation

English for Careers

Premium English

English for Business Professionals

Teacher Development Courses

Upper Intermediate
 B2 B2 First (formerly FCE) 5.5 - 6.5 You can use English effectively. Improve by learning to discuss, argue and express opinions in a culturally acceptable way. Refine your use of grammar and vocabulary.

 All courses

 C1 C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 7 - 8 You can express yourself clearly and effectively and have a sound grasp of major tenses and grammatical structures. Improve by extending your vocabulary and refining your use of style and register.  All courses