What is Aptis?

  • Aptis provides reliable, accurate results about the English skills in your organisation. As a result, you can make better decisions about recruitment, workforce development and training needs.
  • Aptis is flexible and accessible so you can assess people quickly.
  • It also allows you to accurately test the skills relevant to your requirements and get results fast.


  • Aptis tests grammar, vocabulary and language skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening). Each test taker completes a grammar and vocabulary test followed by the English language skills of your choice.

  • Tests start with general questions and then progress to more demanding tasks. Each section of the test assesses English levels from A1-C


You can choose whether to test all skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) or just the ones most appropriate for your organisation.

For example, if you are an HR manager in charge of recruitment for front office staff your priority might be to assess English speaking and writing ability. However, if you are looking to assess the all-round language skills of your teachers then you would need all four skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading.

We can advise on the most suitable way to use Aptis for you.

Whether your testing requirement is for recruitment, workforce development or training, Aptis is the forward thinking English testing you’ve been waiting for.

Aptis variants

Aptis General

Aptis General is the foundational assessment test. This can be adapted to your business or organisational needs, depending which skills you want to test. 

Aptis Advanced

Aptis is an innovative assessment tool that helps accurately test English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. It tests language competency in cases where higher levels of English (CEFR* B1-C2) need to be tested.

Aptis for Teachers

Aptis for Teachers is designed specifically for those working in education to help raise the teaching quality in your organisation.

Find out more information about Aptis for Teachers.

Aptis for Teens

Aptis for Teens is a general English language test aimed at 13-15 year olds. It has been designed to meet the needs of younger language learners in developing their English language skills.

Find out more information about Aptis for Teens.