Skip navigation


English for Speakers of Other Languages

In line with our internationally outward-looking approach to learning, we make ESOL matter.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) from NOCN offers two suites of regulated and internationally recognised qualifications:

  • ESOL Skills for Life
  • ESOL International

ESOL Skills for Life

Our Skills for Life is a fully featured package of English language resources for UK colleges and learning providers. NOCN ESOL improves lives and enhances career prospects, with many learners progressing onto further study or employment. The world leading qualifications are used successfully by colleges and training providers nationwide.


  • English Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening
  • Entry Level 1, 2, 3 and Level 1, 2
  • Qualifications for education and employment
  • Designed to improve English abilities
  • Clear and user-friendly
  • Assessments available on demand and accessible online
  • Samples and live assessments available
  • Clear and simple marking schemes
  • Assessment contextualisation available by request to NOCN
  • Internally marked, externally quality assured
  • Competitively priced, no fixed terms

ESOL Sample Assessment papers HERE.

ESOL International

ESOL International from NOCN has been designed to support learners emigrating or working in an English-speaking country or who simply wish to learn English as a new language. At the highest level (NQF Level 3/CEF C2), it is suitable for learners who are preparing for entry to higher education or professional employment in the UK or elsewhere.

NOCN ESOL International qualifications are also recognised by ASEP, the Greek Supreme Council of Personnel Selection. We work with ESOL International centres across the UK and overseas, with providers in Europe, Africa, Asia and beyond. The NOCN brand is recognised and highly respected all over the world as an authentic mark of quality.


  • Common European Framework Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
  • Preparation to engage with an English-speaking country
  • Supports progression to further learning
  • Clear and user-friendly
  • Expands career opportunities
  • Learn a new language for work or personal development
  • Internally marked, Externally Quality Assured Speaking examination
  • Externally marked and Externally Quality Assured Listening, Reading and Writing examinations
  • Committed to continuous improvement
  • Competitively priced, no fixed terms

Find out more about ESOL International.

ESOL Skills for Life Sample Assessments

ESOL International

NOCN ESOL International qualifications have been designed to support learners to move to an English-speaking country or simply learn it as a new language.

Find out more

ESOL International Qualifications Sample Assessments

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Find out more