The English Language Framework (ELF) is a course aimed at helping you to improve your language skills. The qualification is comprised of five levels and you can move through the levels according to your needs and abilities.

  • Free NCC Education English Placement Test by CMAS.
  • Provided that you hold an existing English Language qualification you can gain direct entry on to relevant level.

Each level gives you the opportunity to investigate and understand the workings of the English language and to develop your ability to communicate orally and in writing in areas of direct relevance to you in your current and future roles, both as student and as a professional.

Optional Unit: Introduction to ILETS – prepares you for assessment by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This unit does not carry any credits from NCC Education.




The qualification is taught face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials and seminars at CMAS.

Assessment for all levels is offered three times per year (January, March and June).

NCC Education provides examinations for all levels which cover:

  • Listening 
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Language in use
  • Speaking

At Level 5 you can also elect to submit a valid IELTS score for certification instead of taking the NCC Education examination. This is particularly helpful if you are planning to study overseas after the qualification.

All candidates passing the examinations for each level will be awarded with an NCC Education certificate. A final mark of at least 40% is required to pass each level.

The English Language Framework (ELF) is a qualification aimed at helping you to improve your language skills. Once you have completed the level 5, you may decide to complete the free IELTS preparation module. With your IELTS you can choose to study at a British university or you may decide to embark on the NCC Education British degree pathway.

The NCC Education Degree Journey in Business or IT offers you:

  • Internally recognized British qualifications.
  • NCC Education has a long standing international reputation as a leading educator in Business and IT
  • Campuses in over 40 countries
  • Certification at each Level to fit your study with your work or life commitments.