PTE Academic

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is accredited by OFQUAL (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England as ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) International qualifications.

ESOL International qualifications are primarily designed for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English that is available and recognised worldwide and at the highest level (RQF level 3 / CEF C2).

They are suitable for candidates who are preparing for entry to higher education or professional employment. ESOL International qualifications are designed to reference the descriptions of language proficiency in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEF). The levels in the CEF have been mapped to the levels in the Regulatory Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

PTE Academic is listed by OFQUAL on the Register of Regulated Qualifications with the following ESOL International qualification titles recorded at the following CEF levels.

Qualification number

OFQUAL listed award

CEF Level

Regulation Qualification Framework (RQF) Level

Global Scale of English score (PTE Academic’s score scale of 10-90)

501/0514/0

Pearson Edexcel Entry 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Academic)

A2

Entry 2

30-42

 

36-42 (Scores in this range predict success on the easiest tasks at B1)

500/9606/0

Pearson Edexcel Entry 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Academic)

B1

Entry 3

43-52

 

 

51 – 58 (Scores in this range predict success on the easiest tasks at B2)

501/0528/0

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Academic)

B2

Level 1

59 – 75

 

501/0529/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Academic)

 

C1

Level 2

76 – 84

501/0530/9

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Academic)

 

C2

Level 3

>85­

PTE General

Pearson Test of English General (PTE General) is accredited by OFQUAL (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England as ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) International qualifications.

ESOL International qualifications are primarily designed for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised qualification in English that is available and recognised worldwide and at the highest level (RQF level 3 / CEF C2).

They are suitable for candidates who are preparing for entry to higher education or professional employment. ESOL International qualifications are designed to reference the descriptions of language proficiency in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEF). The levels in the CEF have been mapped to the levels in the Regulatory Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

PTE General is listed by OFQUAL on the Register of Regulated Qualifications with the following ESOL International qualification titles recorded at the following CEF levels.

Qualification number

OFQUAL listed award

CEF Level

Regulation Qualification Framework (RQF) Level

500/1903/X

Pearson Edexcel Entry 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF A1)

A1

Entry 1

500/1962/4

Pearson Edexcel Entry 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF A2)

A2

Entry 2

500/1961/2

Pearson Edexcel Entry 3 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B1)

B1

Entry 3

500/1926/0

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2)

B2

Level 1

500/1964/8

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C1)

 

C1

Level 2

500/1963/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C2)

 

C2

Level 3