Testing resources for test takers.
The Versant English Assessment is a short, 15 minute test used by global organisations, local authorities and councils to measure a candidate’s English speaking and listening skills quickly, accurately and reliably.
You may be asked to sit this assessment when applying for a role in Customer Service, Engineering/manufacturing roles, as a Taxi Driver, Cashier, Sales or Technical Support. Many councils ask candidates to sit this assessment, as part of their safeguarding measures for vulnerable service users. Many licensed roles, such as private hire and taxi driver are asked to take and pass this test as part of obtaining a license.
This test only takes 15 minutes to complete, with results delivered to your test administrator in minutes – you should follow up with them for results. There are 63 questions in total covering different areas.:
You can take the test via web, software or mobile app. Your test administrator will support you on their preferred route to take and provide you with the necessary information to access the test.
The Versant™ English Assessment consists of 63 questions which cover:
The scores will assess your overall English speaking and listening abilities plus your fluency, pronunciation, sentence mastery and vocabulary skills.
Your administrator may share test results with you – please follow up with them directly to receive your score.
If you are looking to develop your skills further you may wish to look at:
Or seek out support from your local college.
Before taking your test, watch our Test-Taking Tips video or read our Insights post with tips on how to ensure you have the best test environment and how to record your responses clearly and naturally.
Good luck with your test!