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LanguageCert acquires City & Guilds English language Qualifications assets and IP

LanguageCert expands its portfolio of qualifications, aiming to become a global leader in English language assessment and certification.


September 1, 2015

LanguageCert (, an Awarding Organisation dedicated to language skills assessment and certification, announces the acquisition of City & Guilds intellectual property and related assessment materials for English language qualifications. LanguageCert advances the qualifications offering LanguageCert International ESOL, the next generation of English language qualifications.

LanguageCert is a business name of PeopleCert Qualifications Ltd, a new company of PeopleCert Group (UK) that combines excellent product quality with the unrivalled examination technology, expertise and scientific know-how of PeopleCert, a leader in the certification and examination industry worldwide.

City & Guilds is one of the oldest and most prestigious awarding bodies in the UK. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications of which the acquired Intellectual Property and assets were acquired, align with LanguageCert’s global growth strategy, focusing on product portfolio expansion through top quality qualifications.

‘By acquiring the English language certification assets, after a successful and fruitful collaboration for many years, we take the next step towards penetrating the global language certification market. Our award-winning assessment technology, including online proctoring, instant marking and many more, will allow us to deliver language testing solutions globally, and offer a fresh and innovative approach to English language candidates, examiners and all other stakeholders.’ said Byron Nicolaides, Chairman and CEO of PeopleCert.

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About PeopleCert Group

Delivering millions of exams across 150 countries, PeopleCert enables professionals to boost their careers and realise their life ambitions. PeopleCert offers globally recognised certifications, such as ITIL®, PRINCE2®, and more. With exam availability in 24 languages, flexible and secure examination systems, innovative testing solutions and 24/7/365 multilingual customer service, PeopleCert aims to empower people to reach their full potential.