Coventry-based Education Development International has announced the £50,000 acquisition of a range of English language tests.

The provider of educational qualifications and assessment services said the Jetset range - designed for children aged six to 16 - would complement its existing suite and extend them to a younger market.

Previously owned by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, Jetset generated £80,000 revenue last year, EDI said.

Nigel Snook, chief executive of EDI, said: "With the addition of Jetset, EDI now has a comprehensive range of English language qualifications and can now offer our global customer base English language assessments for all age groups."

The acquisition was announced as AIM-listed EDI revealed trading to September 30 was in line with expectations.

The company, which is the second largest provider of NVQs in the UK, is expected to announce profit of £1.1 million on turnover of £14 million.

EDI said it had completed a major reorganisation of back office systems started after its move from Leamington Spa last year. As a result, the provider of educational qualifications and assessment services reiterated that its board will recommend payment of a maiden dividend at its AGM.

EDI, which was formed by a merger of educational IT firm Goal and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board in 2002, employs over 100 people at its headquarters on Middlemarch Business Park.