UNILANG: A certification scheme for language learning in higher education

The UNILANG certification scheme serves to help UK university students articulate and translate what their language learning outcomes mean in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It provides a recognised certificate that will inform students’ CVs and will explain to careers services and employers the value of their languages. The scheme runs alongside the award of credits or other HE awards by the HEI concerned. UNILANG is also designed to assist course providers to map their courses onto a transparent and translatable model.

The early development of UNILANG was facilitated by the Higher Education Academy (UK). The scheme is currently being supported, managed and promoted by the Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland and the University Council for Modern Languages.