Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners

The fun English language test with an emphasis on real-life skills

A two-part, written and spoken English language assessment for young learners. Taken in a stress-free environment, the test includes name-to-picture matching, story-writing, conversations and board games.

Tests general international English (suitable for American and British English users). Delivered by Edexcel, the UK’s largest examining body.

Certification For ages 6-13 Test center CEFR A1-A2+ Test length: up to 90 minutes Results: 1-6 weeks
Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners, test centre handbook cover

Skills assessed

Speaking, reading, listening and writing

Take the test

At an authorized test center

Test time

Up to 90 minutes


6 weeks or less

Show learners' progress and build their confidence

The Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners is a fun, everyday exam that tests the abilities of students aged 6 to 13 to use English language, with an emphasis on real-life scenarios, rather than on knowledge of specific language items and vocabulary. 

The test assesses the four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing, organised in two parts, spoken and written.

Perfect for showcasing young learners’ developing English skills and getting them used to English assessments.


Pearson English International Certificate - Young Learners
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Reasons why educators choose Pearson English International Certificate – Young Learners

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Builds young learners’ confidence with an English qualification accredited by Pearson Edexcel

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Exam content focuses on real-life scenarios and everyday English

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Fun, a stress-free testing environment designed to suit young learners with engaging and familiar content at all test levels

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Detailed individual performance reports with breakdowns for speaking, listening, reading and writing

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Certificates for every learner who achieves a passing grade

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Past papers and other resources to help educators prepare young learners for the exam

Additional resources