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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
Elementary  A2 N/A 2 You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. You can discuss personal details and interact if people speak slowly and clearly.

 General English

Communication Skills

One-to-one English

Parent and Junior

English for Young Learners

English for Careers

Pre-Intermediate  A2+ Key (formerly KET) 3 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 requiring Elementary

Premium English

English Unlimited


 B1 Preliminary (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 Business Professionals

Teacher Development Courses

Upper Intermediate
 B2 First (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 Advanced (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