Coronavirus Centre Update 6: guidance for calculating results - ESOL Skills for Life. All of our COVID-19 centre updates can be found on our 'News' page.

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. offers high quality Speech and Language qualifications in the UK and internationally.

Our range of products promotes clear communication at all levels and recognises the potential of all learners.

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Who we are

Christabel Burniston, a true pioneer of oracy, founded ESB in 1953. Her vision was for individuals to learn to communicate clearly throughout life. Today, ESB continues to promote confident communication.

What we do

ESB produces relevant, high quality products which promote clear, effective communication in the UK and internationally. Our qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are internationally recognised.

Why you can benefit

ESB takes a learner-focused approach to assessments. Our dedicated team works with teachers and takes care to ensure all learners feel valued throughout their ESB journey. Our assessments promote confidence, recognising and encouraging the potential of all.

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Register with us to book ESB assessments at your centre.

Become a registered ESB centre to begin delivering assessments to suit your centres needs. Our simple and stress-free process frees up your time to focus on the needs of your centre. To get started, browse our range of products to find a qualification to match your learners needs.

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From the excellent training provided to teaching staff, to the ongoing support from the Customer Experience team, ESB maintains a personal touch which I really appreciate. I find the support offered second to none.

Kirsty Barlow, ESB Organiser, Mary Ward Adult Education Centre

Latest News

Centre update 7: guidance for calculating results during COVID-19 pandemic – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) qualifications

[Download this document here for offline viewing] This guidance relates to the following qualifications: ESB Entry Level Award in Communicating with Art/ Drama/ Music/ Others (Entry 1) ESB Entry Level Award in Developing Independent Communication Skills (Entry 1) ESB Entry Level Award in Developing Oral Interview Skills (Entry 2) ESB Entry Level Award in First…

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Centre update 4: ESOL Skills for Life centre update

Skills for Life and Ofqual’s Extraordinary Regulatory Framework Frequently Asked Questions Timelines Q: When will we know exact requirements? These will be finalised by the end of May at the latest. We are currently in the process of developing a centre guidance document, which will provide further detail on types and strength of evidence and…

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