What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA.
Your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English will be assessed during the test. IELTS is graded on a scale of 1-9.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council; IDP IELTS; and Cambridge University Press & Assessment.
Why take IELTS?
If you are looking to work, live or study in an English-speaking country, then you must be able to demonstrate a high level of English language ability.
English is the third most spoken language in the world, with 379 million speakers worldwide.
Being able to communicate in the native language of the country you wish to work or study in, has a wide range of benefits. It is also essential for job opportunities as well as integration into the community.
IELTS is the most popular test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. It is globally recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA.
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Caribbean Examinations Council
The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) was established in 1972 under Agreement by the Participating Governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CXC® assures the global human resource competitiveness of the Caribbean through the provision of syllabuses of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests; services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations’ administration, in the most cost-effective way.
CXC® comprises 16 Participating Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.
The first examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) were offered in 1979 in five subjects. Subsequent to CSEC®, CXC® has introduced a comprehensive suite of qualifications to meet the needs of the region: Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment™ (CPEA™), Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®), *Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®) and the CXC® Associate Degree (CXC®-AD).
The organisation also collaborates with countries in the Dutch Caribbean – Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten, as well as Suriname.
With over 40 years of experience, CXC has acquired a wealth of expertise in various disciplines and offers these services to governments and institutions on a consultancy basis.
Some of these services include:
- Syllabus and Curriculum Development
- Competence Development for Professional Certification
- Development of Educational Resource Materials
- Examinations Development for various levels
- Test Construction and Editing
- Examinations Production (Formatting and Printing)
- Management of Examinations Administration and Security
- Psychometric and Data Analysis
- Teacher Training (Item Writing and SBA Management)
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AAT make it possible for more people to experience the opportunities a career in finance brings, through our accessible qualifications and supportive community.
AAT drive up standards and champion the role that our profession plays in tackling the global challenges of the future.
AAT’s practical, real world qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised, opening up access to finance careers for everyone.
They’re regulated by all four UK qualification regulators: Ofqual (England), CCEA (Northern Ireland), SQA (Scotland) and Qualifications Wales. AAT is also a recognised End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the purpose of providing End Point Assessments (EPAs) for apprenticeships in accounting at levels 2, 3 and 4.
An AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of. Organisations like Network Rail, KPMG and many more continue to hire AAT qualified professionals for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.
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The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.
Through education, training, certifications, philanthropy and market research, CompTIA promotes industry growth; the development of a highly-skilled workforce and a commitment to creating an environment where innovation happens and the opportunities and benefits made possible through technology are available to all.
CompTIA is a vendor-neutral, independent source of information on a wide range of technology topics, including cybersecurity; education, training and certification of the global tech workforce; new and emerging technologies; legislation and policies affecting the industry and workforce data, development and trends.
Their membership and certification holders span the full range of technology companies from established Fortune 500 leaders to small and medium-sized tech businesses that help customers solve real business problems around the world; and emerging tech-service innovators that support the implementation and management of the latest technology solutions.
CompTIA routinely engage with individual technology professionals as the largest vendor-neutral credentialing program for technology workers. CompTIA has awarded more than 2.5 million certifications in areas such as cybersecurity, networking, cloud computing and technical support.
CompTIA also maintains a robust partner program around the world with thousands of academic institutions, not-for-profits, job corps centers and other organizations. Together we are educating, training and certifying new generations of technology workers.
In an era when every individual is tech engaged and every organization is tech enabled, CompTIA is the leading destination for both. As an association dedicated to innovation, CompTIA unifies learning and opportunity in a welcoming, forward-thinking place. We are the connected global community of informed advocates, championing modern technology (and the people who advance it) one day, one deployment, one discovery at a time. CompTIA is tech forward.
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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) was founded in 1919 and has helped shaped the profession for over a century. In 2017, they came together as AICPA and CIMA to forge a powerful international alliance that promotes accounting and finance in every corner of the world.
Today, they serve 689,000 members, students and engaged professionals in 196 countries and territories. By providing exclusive guidance and specialized resources-including prestigious designations, certifications and credentials- that empower you to create an even brighter tomorrow, both for yourself and for the profession.
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Oracle Certifications are ideal for IT professionals who want to grow their skillset and become certified experts in their field of work. An Oracle certification grants its holders a wider range of opportunities to advance in their careers and they can join the Oracle community with more than 2.2 million certified members.
The Oracle Cloud and developer certifications are available for completion at various levels of expertise, starting from the foundation course to a specialist. The Oracle badge that comes with the certification will inform hiring managers and recruiters of your excellent knowledge and skills on the same.
The Oracle certification course is held in high regard in the global IT community. Becoming an expert in Oracle platforms can be extremely beneficial to one’s career, and if a working professional is just starting out, he can gain a competitive advantage over his peers in the field. The certifications in Oracle are of different levels of expertise. There are also different certifications available for different job roles which are based on the main pillars of technology.
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The National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) was established in 1994, under the auspices of the amended HEART Act (1992). This was part of a national thrust by government to revitalize and upgrade technical and vocational education and training to meet current and future national development challenges. The NCTVET was mandated to:
- Approve and accredit institutions offering technical and vocational education and training and to keep a register of all such institutions;
- Institute, review and maintain a system of assessments in relation to persons trained in the technical and vocational fields;
- Grant certificates and other awards or distinctions and to make reports on persons who are assessed in the technical and vocational fields;
- Deprive persons for cause of any certificates, awards or other distinctions granted by the Trust;
- Appoint such committees as the Trust thinks fit, consisting wholly or partly of members of the Trust to-
- undertake research or assist persons in undertaking research into matters relating to technical and vocational education and training;
- advise the Trust on all aspects of technical and vocational education and training;
- apply or make arrangements for tests and other methods of ascertaining standards of efficiency to be achieved by trainees.
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Therefore, the mandate of the NCTVET is to develop and promote a certification system that is relevant, responsive and effective. With that in mind, the NCTVET has the responsibility to develop standards, accredit programmes, develop assessments and award certificates and diplomas to individuals who have demonstrated competence in vocational areas.
Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research.
The four stages of the Cambridge Pathway lead seamlessly from primary through secondary and pre-university years. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn.
Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners prepare for their future with an education from Cambridge International. Together with schools, Cambridge develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged – equipped for success in the modern world.
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City and Guilds
City & Guilds are a global leader in skills development, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace. Their qualifications and apprenticeships are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals develop their talents and abilities for career progression.
Discover what City & Guilds can offer you.