English language competency is an essential element for success in business and industry. Employers, education institutions, and training providers are seeking for a fast, flexible, and affordable way to obtain a valid and reliable measure of workplace English language competency.
The Proficiency in Enterprise Communication (PEC) test is designed to assess candidates' English language competency for occupational purposes in order to meet the needs of employers and employees. It is a good indicator of employees' English language competency as it assesses their ability in the language in four major areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The PEC test is developed by Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd and Prometric, and administered via the Internet.
The PEC test is a valid and reliable language assessment tool designed to help employers in making critical decisions with regard to recruitment of new employees, training, and promotion.
The scope has been widened to other general disciplines to cater to wider markets and plans to introduce e-learning via Mobile Apps where candidates have the option to learn on their terms and their location choices.
The programme certifies English competency and understanding of the following components:
What is the PEC test?
PEC is a globally benchmarked and industry-driven test for non-native speakers of English for occupational purposes.
Who should take PEC test?
Candidates who want to improve their industry-specific English proficiency in industry specific for better employability.
What is the main objective of PEC test?
What are the benefits if I am PEC certified?
|EMPLOYEE||A good command of English is a key skill for entering the job market.
Possessing a Enterprise Communication Certification can radically improve your attractiveness to a potential employer and boost your employability
|EMPLOYER||Employers can be confident that those holding this certification will possess the appropriate communication skills to perform the job.|
What is the prerequsite to take PEC test?
Related academic courses or equivalent certification/education and an understanding of industry specific vocabulary is highly recommended.
What format does the PEC test follow & how long does it take to complete?
The PEC test consists of FOUR (4) sections: Speaking, Listening, Language and Reading, and Writing. The total duration of the test is TWO (2) hours.
The breakdown of the TWO (2) hours by section is shown in the table below:
|Section||Duration||Number of Questions||Notes|
|Speaking||20 minutes||4 tasks, 1 with 4 subtasks||
|Listening||20 minutes||15 multiple-choice questions||
|Reading and Language||50 minutes||40 multiple-choice questions||
|Writing||30 minutes||2 tasks||
How does the scoring system for the PEC test work?
There are two scoring system for the PEC:
What is a passing score on the PEC test?
PEC test is designed to assess English language for 4 skills. There are no passing or failing scores in the PEC test. Results are reported as score scale:
What computer skills do I need to take the PEC test?
There are no specific computer skills needed
What do I do if I need help?
Any assistance (technical related) will be handled by the supervisor during the test
Where can I take PEC test?
You can take the PEC test at any Prometric Authorized Testing Center
What should I bring with me to the PEC test site?
How and when will I receive my PEC test scores?
PEC test result is available on-line within 3 weeks after your test date. Results are not given out over the phone, by fax or e-mail. You will be notified via e-mail when the result becomes available for download