Trainees are assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course.
There are two areas of assessment:
There are a total of six hours teaching, working with classes at two levels of ability. Assessment is based on overall performance at the end of the six hours.
There are four written assignments: one focusing on adult learning; one on the language system of English; one on language skills; and one on classroom teaching.
To be awarded the certificate both components must be passed. There are three grades – Pass, Pass ‘B’ and Pass ‘A’.