Cambridge Assessment is the new name for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), a department of the world-renowned University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation. Cambridge  International Examinations (CIE) operates alongside OCR which provides examination and assessment services in the UK, and Cambridge English (ESOL) (English for Speakers of Other Languages) which delivers a portfolio of qualifications for people learning English.

Cambridge Assessment has developed and promoted qualifications around the world for almost 150 years and has seen the need for internationally recognised qualifications continue to grow. Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) was formally established in 1998 to provide high quality, leading-edge qualifications that meet the ongoing demands of employers and educators across the world.