Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students must now book an appointment to write their assessment(s) at the Trades Learning Centre.
Department Closure: we are closed from August 4th to 17th - there will be no assessment sessions or processing of assessment requests during that time.
The English assessment contains questions about readings that are similar in style to readings in trades training textbooks, manuals, and handouts. Diagrams, charts, tables, and short and long reading passages are presented. No prior knowledge of the content is assumed or required.
- 40 multiple-choice questions
- 45 minute time limit
- Only one re-write may be attempted in any term
- Passing score varies by program
The English Assessment is limited to applicants who have two years of education in an English speaking country. For details, please see Admission & Registration »
How to register and pay
What to bring
- Government issued photo identification
- Proof of payment
- Pen, pencil and eraser
You will not be permitted to write the assessment without the required documents.
Download the English sample [PDF] to prepare for the assessment.