Our qualifications are based on the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), published by the Council of Europe. This internationally recognised framework describes language ability in a scale of levels which ranges from A1 for beginners to C2 for those who have mastered a language.
This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing (learners, teachers, teacher trainers etc.) to see the level of different qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions can easily compare qualifications and see how they relate to exams they already know in their own country. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment.