Exam administration

Running ESOL Skills for Life exams

Choose a unit below to find out more about booking, fees, procedures and the results of Trinity's ESOL Skills for Life exams, when running them at your school, college, training centre or place of learning.

For administration and general support for Trinity’s ESOL Skills for Life exams in the UK, please contact your named Trinity coordinator who is your primary point of contact for exam arrangements.

  Arrangements from December 2020

The format and administration of the ESOL Skills for Life exams is in line with the VCRF framework (2020). From December 2020, the adaptations below are applicable to both online and face-to-face exams as appropriate:

Task 1 Visuals (Entry levels 1,2,3 and Level 1)
Candidates select an appropriate visual prompt from the online bank of photographs provided by Trinity.

Presentation notes (Level 2)
At Level 2, candidates will use the Trinity presentations template to make a note of the key points of their presentation as bullet points.

Group discussion
Two candidates participate in the Component 2, Group Discussion


Now available: ESOL Skills for Life by online delivery

In response to the situation created by COVID-19, Trinity has developed a digital alternative method of offering our ESOL Skills for Life speaking and listening exams. Candidates can now also take their one-to-one assessments online with an experienced Trinity examiner via video conference in registered exam centres.

Watch our video - Skills for Life: Same exam, different delivery above.

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