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SELTs are Secure English Language exams approved by the UK Visa and Immigration service (UKVI) for Leave to remain, British Citizenship, Work and Student Visas.

LanguageCert is one of very few UKVI approved global SELT providers, offering

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT exams for all visa types.

LanguageCert SELT exams offered for UK visa purposes are:

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) – a single-branded four-skill language test accepted for work and study visas. This assessment solution is based on the Ofqual-regulated International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam suite, which is recognised internationally and is available at the following CEFR levels: B1, B2, C1, C2.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Speaking & Listening) – an Ofqual regulated two-skill language test designed specifically for visa and immigration purposes, available at levels A1, A2, B1. The level and type of the exam you need to take is determined by the type of visa you require.

Overview

A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer.

This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.

It also allows you to work in UK waters.

Eligibility - Your job

To qualify for a Skilled Worker visa, you must:

  • work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office

  • have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK

  • do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations

  • be paid a minimum salary - how much depends on the type of work you do

The specific eligibility depends on your jobSkilled Worker visa: eligible occupations and codes - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Work in the UK

Skilled Worker visa, Graduate visa, other work visas, right to work

Find the right work visa

Popular work visas

Work in the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Knowledge of English

You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.

If you’re not eligible for a Skilled Worker visa

You may be eligible for another type of visa to work in the UK.

Skilled Worker visa: Knowledge of English - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Knowledge of English

You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply, unless you did this in a previous successful visa application.

Level of English

You must prove you can read, write, speak and understand English to at least level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale.

You can prove your knowledge of English by:

  • passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider

  • having a GCSE, A level, Scottish National Qualification level 4 or 5, Scottish Higher or Advanced Higher in English, gained through study at a UK school that you began when you were under 18

  • having a degree-level academic qualification that was taught in English - if you studied abroad, you’ll need to apply through Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) for confirmation that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD

Guidance

Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).

Check :  Skilled Worker visa: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Applications that require an English language test

There are 2 types of test as different immigration routes require different levels of English language ability. The test you will need to take depends on what you are applying for.

For the following application routes, you will need to take a test that assesses your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities:

  • Health and Care Worker

  • High Potential Individual

  • Innovator Founder

  • Minister of Religion

  • Scale-up Worker

  • Skilled Worker

  • Start-up

  • Student

For the following application routes, you will need to take a test that assesses your speaking and listening abilities:

  • citizenship

  • International Sportsperson

  • parent

  • partner

  • Representative of an Overseas Business

  • settlement (also known as indefinite leave to remain)

The level of test you will need, known as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level, will depend on the route you are applying for. To find out which level you need, see the specific guidance for your immigration route.

Source Click : Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Approved test providers

If you are in the UK

You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • IELTS SELT Consortium

  • LanguageCert

  • Pearson

  • Trinity College London

If you are outside of the UK

You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • IELTS SELT Consortium

  • LanguageCert

  • Pearson

  • PSI Services (UK) Ltd – Skills for English (UKVI)

Find an approved test

For your results to be accepted, your test must:

  • be on the list of approved English language tests

  • have been sat at an approved test location

  • have been awarded in the two years before the date of your application

The list of approved English language tests has been assessed as meeting Home Office requirements under the secure English language testing arrangements. Only those tests and test levels specified are approved. If you intend to use an English language test in your immigration or nationality application, you must take one of the tests on the list.

You should make sure the test that you book is the one approved for SELT:

  • IELTS SELT Consortium: ‘IELTS for UKVI’ or ‘IELTS Life Skills’

  • LanguageCert: ‘LanguageCert International ESOL SELT’

  • Pearson: ‘PTE Academic UKVI’ or ‘PTE Home’

  • PSI Services: ‘Skills for English UKVI’

  • Trinity College London: ‘Secure English Language Tests for UKVI’ – Integrated Skills in English (ISE) or Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE)

It is for you to decide which test to take.

The list of approved tests gives the CEFR level and minimum grade requirements for each level.

Where 2 or more components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) of a test are examined and awarded together, for example a combined exam and certificate for reading and writing skills, you must show that you achieved the required scores in all the relevant components during a single sitting of that examination, unless you were exempt from sitting a component on the basis of a disability.

LanguageCert SELT exams offered for UK visa purposes are:

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) – a single-branded four-skill language test accepted for work and study visas. This assessment solution is based on the Ofqual-regulated International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam suite, which is recognised internationally and is available at the following CEFR levels: B1, B2, C1, C2.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Speaking & Listening) – an Ofqual regulated two-skill language test designed specifically for visa and immigration purposes, available at levels A1, A2, B1. The level and type of the exam you need to take is determined by the type of visa you require.

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LanguageCert SELT exams offered for UK visa purposes are:

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) – a single-branded four-skill language test accepted for work and study visas. This assessment solution is based on the Ofqual-regulated International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam suite, which is recognised internationally and is available at the following CEFR levels: B1, B2, C1, C2.

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Speaking & Listening) – an Ofqual regulated two-skill language test designed specifically for visa and immigration purposes, available at levels A1, A2, B1. The level and type of the exam you need to take is determined by the type of visa you require.

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