Compare English language qualifications

Compare English language qualifications

Skills for English is mapped to the ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’ (CEFR) for UKVI purposes, but you can also see how it maps to other international English language qualifications.

Skills For English Test CodeSkills For English Level DescriptionCEFR LevelsTOEFL iBTTOEFL CBTTOEFL PBTCambridge Assessment
Qualifications
IELTS ScoresChinese Standards of English (CSE)*
4SC2MasteryC2C2 Proficiency9.0
8.5
Level 9
Level 8
4SC1ExpertC1110-120270-300637-677C1 Advanced8.0
7.5
7.0
Level 8
Level 7
4SB2Upper IntermediateB287-109227-269567-636B2 First6.5
6.0
5.5
Level 6
Level 5
2SB1
4SB1
Lower IntermediateB157-86163-226487-566B1 Preliminary5.0
4.5
4.0
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
2SA2ElementaryA240-56120-162433-486A2 Key3.5
3.0
Level 3
Level 2
2SA1BeginnerA10-390-119310-4342.5
2.0
Level 1

* CSE comparison for illustration only and based on published mapping to IELTS