The British Council Kenya administer the City & Guilds IESOL Diploma in Speaking and Listening at A1 level.  This test is popular with UK visa applicants, particularly those seeking spouse visas, who are required by UK Visas and Immigration to show evidence of English language ability as part of the visa application process.

  • City & Guilds IESOL and ISESOL certificates issued for examinations taken before or on 5 April 2015 can be used to support UK visa applications, provided the applications are submitted before or on 5 November 2015.
  • From 6 November 2015, our IESOL/ ISESOL certificates will not be accepted for UK visa applications.

Test format

  • Listening – 30 minutes
  • Speaking – 5-10 minutes

Registration and fees

  • Please contact us to register for the test.
  • The fee for this test is KES 12,500/= . This fee changes to Ksh. 13,000/= from April 2015.  Payment is by bank deposit. We will give you details of how to pay when you register for the test.

Dates and locations

Test Date Registration Deadline
30 January 2015 8 January 2015
24 February 2015 2 February 2015
24 March 2015 2 March 2015

All tests are held at the British Council, Nairobi.


Results are usually available eight to twelve weeks after you take the test.


Please contact us if you'd like to know more aout the IESOL Diploma in Speaking and Listening at A1 level.