Candidates are assessed continuously during the course and there is no final examination. An external assessor, who is appointed by UCLES, moderates each course.
There are three components of assessment:
1. Assessment of Teaching Practice
Candidates teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. The assessment is based on the candidate's overall performance at the end of the six hours.
2. Written Assignments
There are four written assignments. Two assignments explore aspects of teaching and learning English at adult level, one involves work on the language system of English and one is a reflection on classroom teaching. The assignments are marked by the centre, and moderated by an external assessor appointed by UCLES.
3. Professional Development
This is based on a candidate's overall performance on the course.
To be successful, candidates must pass all components. There are three grades - Pass, Pass 'B' and Pass 'A'.
Successful candidates receive a Certificate awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The centre also provides a report on performance and achievement for each candidate.