3 April 2017
IELTS (International English Language Testing System), is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, with over 2.9 million tests taken in the past year. It is a high-stakes test that opens the door to study, work and migration opportunities all over the world.
Test takers in Germany will benefit from PeopleCert’s know-how and expertise in offering best-in-class testing services and will have access to exclusive preparation material online, while Language Schools and Teachers will have access to a wealth of IELTS official academic materials, coupled with dedicated support services from both PeopleCert and IDP.
“We are delighted to include Germany in our IELTS testing territory, as this demonstrates our sheer determination to develop into a leading provider in language skills assessment and qualification exams globally. PeopleCert is a global testing organisation, for which Germany has since long been a very important region. We offer quality products and services to leading training organisations and corporations working with us. Tens of thousands of professionals in Germany have selected PeopleCert in the past years and we expect the numbers to grow significantly by 2018.” said Marios Molfetas, Business Development Director – Languages, PeopleCert. “We have a strong, long standing commitment to rendering customer-centric service to test takers. We are confident that our collaboration with IDP will add value for IELTS test takers in Germany”.
“We selected PeopleCert to become the Official IELTS Test Centre partner of IDP in Germany due to their reputation for excellent test delivery in all aspects: support to customers, the highest levels of compliance and an exceptional test day experience. In administering IELTS, PeopleCert keep to their commitment to offer state-of-the-art testing services and ensure that test taker experience is unparalleled, with all activity underpinned by the highest levels of integrity. Our new collaboration further enhances the strategic partnership of the two parties” noted Melissa Cudmore, Regional Manager Western Europe, IDP Education.
IELTS Academic and General Training tests will soon begin to be offered in a number of cities across Germany, and on frequent test dates around the year.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
PeopleCert is a global leader in the assessment and certification of IT, business and language skills, partnering with multi-national organisations and government bodies to develop and deliver market leading examinations. PeopleCert delivers exams across 160 countries, in 25 languages, through its state-of-the-art assessment technology, enabling professionals and learners to reach their full potential and realise life ambitions through learning.
PeopleCert caters for all needs of English language proficiency assessment, delivering LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications for CEFR levels A1-C2 globally, and IELTS in Greece and Cyprus. It also assesses language skills in Spanish, through LanguageCert USAL esPro BULATS test, in alliance with Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.
From January 2018 PeopleCert will be the sole Examination Institute for the worldwide delivery of the Global Best Practice portfolio examinations, including ITIL®, PRINCE2®, etc., managed by AXELOS Accreditation and Examination services (a joint venture between the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in UK and Capita plc), delivering over 500,000 exams annually.
About IDP Education Ltd
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, IDP Education Ltd is a global leader in international student recruitment and a co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System), a leading English language proficiency test. IDP Education Ltd is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities through Education Australia Limited, with the remaining 50% traded on the ASX.
For more than 45 years, IDP Education Ltd has played a major role in international education and placed more than 400,000 students into quality institutions in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand. IDP Education Ltd has also been involved in English language teaching since 1988.
IDP Education Ltd employs more than 1,600 staff globally, has 90 student recruitment offices in 30 countries and more than 400 IELTS test locations in 60 countries.