British Council

Aptis ESOL is a computer-based English language test developed by the British Council covering four skills. It is delivered in supervised face-to-face test sessions and is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) – the body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.


Aptis ESOL provides you with an accurate, reliable, and valid evaluation of English skills  with a certificate from the British Council mapped to the internationally recognised Common European Framework of References of Languages (CEFR). By choosing Aptis ESOL you get:

  • An accurate and reliable measure of the English skills in your organisation

Aptis ESOL helps you to ensure that the English skills of your students, teachers, or employees are at the required level and that your training programmes are effective. It can pinpoint areas needing further attention thereby improving the quality and efficiency of training or upskilling projects. 

  • Flexible, secure, and efficient delivery 

Exceptional accuracy, high quality testing, and quick turnaround time for results are guaranteed regardless of the scale of your project. 

Aptis ESOL is delivered on-demand, at a time, location, and frequency of your choice. 

  • World-class expertise

Developed by British Council assessment experts, Aptis ESOL is underpinned by the latest research. With Aptis ESOL, you can enhance the reputation and credibility of your English language programmes, creating a new competitive advantage for your organisation. 


Aptis ESOL assesses language proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, and all four English skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—at all levels from A1 to C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).  The test starts with general questions and then progress to more demanding tasks.

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