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ESOL for British Citizenship (Home Office)

Please note that due to high number of calls coming into us regarding taking Cambridge ESOL exam at Harmony House the following information should help clarify things and direct you to your next step.

Harmony House Dagenham is an Internal Centre for CambridgeESOL Skills for Life exams only. This means we don't offer the mainsteam exam like FCE and CAE. It also means that we don't offer exams to people who don't study here.

If, for example, the requirement is for an A1 level of English (as can be seen on the table below) this would equal a full qualifications (a pass mark in reading, writing and speaking and listening) at Entry Level 1 for Skills for Life.

If you are looking to take Skills for Life exams at a centre without studing there you need contact either of these two Open Centres in London.

West London: London Crest Open Centre

East London: Olga Education and Training Project


The following table and picture graph show the different levels of the Common European Framework Reference and what the various Cambridge ESOL Exams equate to. The links to the pages where this info was taken from is below them.

Please also check out a practice citizenship test from Cambridge ESOL.

Cambridge ESOL exams and CEFR

The page above on the CambridgeESOL site (not external so click back afterwards)

The page above on the CambridgeESOL site (not extenal so click back afterwards)


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