Trinity's ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are designed to aid progression and access into mainstream education and employment paths where English language skills are a requirement.
These qualifications are for adults aged 16 and over living in the UK who need English language skills for everyday life, for study and for employment.
For learners who are not yet ready to take an Entry level qualification, we also offer Step 1 and Step 2 Awards
Trinity's approach focuses on supporting the development of communicative and transferable English language skills and on building learners’ confidence to use those skills in real life. The authentic nature of our topics and tasks makes preparation for our exams a motivating experience for students.
The content is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is closely aligned to the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.
Available at five levels from Entry 1 to Level 2, each ESOL Skills for Life award is a qualification in its own right.
Individual awards: Reading | Writing | Speaking and Listening
Overarching certificate: Trinity ESOL Skills for Life certificate
Trinity offers the convenience and security that comes with external assessment by professional examiners, allowing teachers to focus on preparing learners instead of on testing administration.
We provide support for teachers and administrators, including free training and guidance for new centres and a dedicated named contact to answer enquiries about booking and preparing for the exams.
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Our ESOL Skills for Life qualifications provide individuals and institutions with reliable evidence of the use of English language skills at different levels from Entry 1 to Level 2.
Trinity's ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are listed on the UK's Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Find out more at Certificate information.
For details of exam fees, flexible booking options for speaking and listening exams and fixed dates for reading and writing exams visit:
To run our ESOL Skills for Life exams you must be a Registered Trinity Centre.