English Language Testing

English Language Testing

English language examinations at UCLan have been developed by a dedicated testing team since 2002. We have designed and facilitated 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

  • General English at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 of the CEFR);
  • English for Academic Purposes: UCLan B1,
  • Test of English Language (TELL) B2 and C1

Commercial Testing

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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 Testing (For Diagnostic Testing and entry to UCLan)

English Language Testing

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, please email us for information regarding test dates on languageacademy@uclan.ac.uk.

Supporting Information

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.

*Fees correct at time of publishing (April 2019)

How to Apply

Candidates can register and purchase a test date via the UCLan Online store.