English language examinations at UCLan have been developed by a dedicated testing team since 2002. We design and have run quality language tests for the University as well as for external organisations including Ofqual-recognised organisations.
As a small and flexible organisation, we are well-placed to respond to the needs of our customers and to provide innovative solutions. We can offer the following tests as well as bespoke English language tests depending on the needs of the customer
The examinations team in Language Academy have extensive experience of working with external organisations to develop bespoke English languages tests; whether you need placement testing, achievement, proficiency or progress tests, we can develop a test for you. As well as expertise in large-scale assessment, we can also provide practice-based assessments for specific purposes.
We can also provide bespoke training in language assessment development. As an institution we use a range of innovative assessment methods on different language programmes and degree programmes (including presentations, seminars and simulations) so we have a great deal of expertise of large and small-scale assessment. Our trainers are experienced TESOL practitioners who ensure that sessions are both informative and very interactional with participants learning by doing and we have the facility to follow-up programmes with online support in the form of guided tasks. We can provide courses on assessing language skills, assessment for teacher trainees and introductory courses to the area of language assessment.
English language tests can be provided to students who are holding a UCLan offer which is subject to meeting English Language requirements. The results are officially recognised and accepted by the University's Home and International Admissions teams. The language test is used to measure candidates abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Tests are expected to be completed in 3 hours Test fees are £100 per candidate and are available on the dates listed below:
|Friday 8th September||Friday 12th January|
|Friday 15th September||Friday 9th February|
|Friday 22nd September||Friday 9th March|
|Friday 6th October||Friday 13th April|
|Friday 10th November||Friday 18th May|
|Friday 8th December||Friday 22nd June|
|Friday 20th July|
|Friday 17th August|
Candidates are unable to re-sit the same level test within a three month period.
Candidates are advised to review the sample paper and overview for user documents prior to sitting a test. Please see information for B2 & C1 test below.
Candidates can register and purchase a test date via the UCLan Online store.
To do this: