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BCED Certification

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BCED Certification

Take the opportunity to obtain internationally recognised certification of your language abilities. AM Language is an approved test centre for Gatehouse Awards and their partners in Malta, BCED (Board of Certification Examination & Development). Together we are offering recognised ESOL International Qualifications for levels A1-B1 and B2-C2 which can be booked individually or as groups at your convenience with flexible exam dates and fast results. These high quality qualifications are mapped to the CEFR and approved by OFQUAL.

Class size
10 average - 12 maximum
Lesson duration
45 minutes

Internationally recognised GENERAL ENGLISH exams:
•Ofqualregulated CEFR aligned qualifications
•Recognised by higher education & employers
•Assess your General English abilities
•Exam tasks cover material taught on courses
•Specifically for non-native speakers of English
•Available at all levels from beginners to proficiency
•Register through am Language Studio up to 1 week before you wish to take the exam
•Friendly examiners & exams held at am Language Studio
•Marked in UK by expert examiners
•Results within 4-7 working days depending on volume

Examination fees range from €100 -€165 depending on level.



The aim of the Level 1 Award in Employability is to provide candidates with the  knowledge, understanding and skills to develop their employability and appeal to  prospective employers

The GA Employability qualifications recognize the development of candidates’  persona knowledge to operate independently in work and life and allow them to  develop their knowledge, understanding and skills while they are in, or preparing to  enter the world of work and provide an essential foundation to their working life.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners are  expected to have knowledge of English language equivalent to CEFR level B1.


In order to achieve the GA Level 1 Award in Employability, candidates must achieve a  minimum of 7 credits at Level 1 including at least 4 credits from units in Group A. The  remaining credits can be taken from units in Group A or Group B

Units Level GLH Credits
Group A
Personal Qualities and Behaviours for  Work Level 1 15 2
Searching for Job Opportunities Level 1 10 1
Producing a CV Level 1 15 2
Completing a Job Application Level 1 15 2
Preparing for Interviews Level 1 15 2
Understanding Inductions and First  Days at Work Level 1 20 2
Group B
Being Healthy and Safe in a Place of  Learning or Work Entry 3 15 2
Being Managed at Work Level 1 10 1
Teamwork for Employment Level 1 15 2
Understanding Effective Time  Management Level 1 15 2
Following Instructions Level 1 15 2
Understanding Effective Customer  Service Level 1 10 1
Making Decisions Level 1 10 1
Solving Problems for Work Level 1 10 1
Using Social Media for Work Level 1 25 3
Understanding Finances and Budgets Level 1 30 3
Coping with Change at Work Level 1 15 2
Understanding the Role of  Representative Bodies Level 1 10 1
Understanding Conflict Level 1 15 2
Rights and Responsibilities of  Employment Level 1 15 2


The GA Level 1 Award in Employability is assessed via a portfolio of evidence  consisting or written tasks, observations, notes and Q&A. Completed portfolios are  then internally assessed by Centre teaching staff and verified by BCED. They are then  made available to the GA External Verifier for final decision on learners’ success.

Completed portfolios should be assessed by Centre staff, internally verified and made  available to the GA External Verifier

Units are assessed in the context of the world of work. Knowledge criteria should be  met by candidates making reference to the world of work and/or their workplace.  Skill criteria should be assessed in realistic conditions likely to be found in the  workplace.

There are no further additional or special evidence or assessment requirements for  these units/qualifications

Candidates are assessed on PASS/REFER basis – there is no grading.

Code Lessons per week Price per week
GE-20 20 weekly €230.00

There is a €35 per week supplement for courses in July and August.

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Why choose Malta? Why choose AM Language?

AM Language is the ideal place to improve your level of English. Led by a young dynamic team our commitment is towards offering students from all over the world a truly unforgettable learning experience on the Islands of Malta. Yet don’t take our word for it, check out our testimonials and see what our students have to say instead.

Full immersion

Join AM Language and enjoy a complete English experience. From our staff to our leisure programme, take advantage of a complete English experience. Our leisure programme offers diverse activities for adults, teens and juniors alike and is a fantastic way to meet and interact with people from all over the world in English.


Our aim is to cater to your needs. All courses are offered in a friendly, personal and professional environment and our teachers are all licenced, highly experienced, native speakers of English. We offer a wide variety of courses to suit different requirements and are expert in providing tailor- made programmes.

Accreditation and Licensing

AM Language strives to bring you the highest standards in all aspects of your stay. As a founding member of FELTOM and having all departments accredited by ISO 9001, our aim is to ensure that we offer the highest quality services possible. AM Language is licensed by the Ministry of Education and ELT Council.