The English Core Skills Test for the global workforce

The global test and certificate of English for employment

Core Skills Test

The EnglishScore Core Skills Test is a secure and trusted measure of an individual’s English language proficiency. Our Core Skills Test measures the receptive English language skills in under 40 minutes, including:

  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
Core Skills Test Image
English for the workplace

The Core Skills Test uses multiple-choice questions with topics from the workplace and everyday life, such as conversations with colleagues, or interactions in the supermarket. The test is designed to mimic real-life conversations, helping to prepare people for the world of work and give a real-world assessment of their English proficiency.

English for the workplace Image
How is the test scored?

The Core Skills Test uses adaptive technology and automated marking to provide an accurate measure of an individual’s English level.

The test adapts based on a test-taker’s answers so they will only see questions that are appropriate for their ability.

Designed by assessment experts, EnglishScore awards a CEFR level from A2 to C1. This recognised global standard for assessing language proficiency is also accompanied by a more granular score from 0-599 and a breakdown of each skill level for grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening.

How is the test scored? Image
Get prepared with our Core Skills Test Guide

Prepare for the EnglishScore Core Skills test with a step-by-step guide explaining how to get started, the test rules, what your score means and how to get your Certificate.

View the Test Guide
Get prepared with our Core Skills Test Guide Image