ESOL Skills for Life - results and certificates


Speaking, Listening



ESOL Skills for Life qualifications

ESOL Skills for Life qualifications assess all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. These are available at five levels:

These skills are assessed in three modules: Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. Each ESOL Skills for Life Award is a qualification in its own right.

Candidates can take an Award at any level and then have up to three years to complete the certificate level qualification. The overarching Trinity ESOL Skills for Life certificate is awarded when individual certificates (Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening) have been awarded at the same level.

Trinity shares units with other awarding organisations, and will therefore accept a pass in other ESOL Skills for Life Awards as a valid contribution to the achievement of a Trinity ESOL Skills for Life Certificate-level qualification.

If a candidate has achieved a unit with another awarding body, the candidate may apply for a Trinity overarching certificate using the ‘Request for transfer of credits’ form, please see the 'ESOL Skills for Life Best Practice Guide' for further information.


Timing of results

For ESOL Skills for Life and ESOL Step 1 and Step 2 Awards, you will usually receive the following within 4 weeks of the exam:

  • Centre notification of results
  • Speaking and Listening Award certificates 
  • Reading Award and Writing Award certificates 
  • Step 1 and Step 2 Award certificates

Within 6 weeks you will usually receive:

  • Overarching ESOL Skills for Life certificates 

Understanding your results

Please see 'Understanding your ESOL Skills for Life results' for further information.

Certificate information

For more information about certificates and for information on ordering a replacement certificate please see 'Certificate Information'.

Results resources

Please see 'Results Resources' to view our results-related resources for ESOL Skills for Life exams.


Further information

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