A 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam in English, aligned to the C1 level of the CEFR*. It is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) delivered through LanguageCert’s global network of SELT Centres.
About the exam:
CEFR level C1 accepted for the following visa type:
• Tier 4 (General) – student visa (degree level and above)
CEFR level C1 is not an immediate requirement for any UK visa type, however, some sponsoring educational institutions may require this high level of English language competence.
After the exam, candidates receive a Test Report displaying their score and unique reference number (URN). The URN must be included in the visa application.
Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring they take the correct exam. Candidates are advised to contact their sponsors to confirm which CEFR level is required before registering for an exam.
*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.
LanguageCert SELT exams are only available at SELT Test Centres. LanguageCert SELT exams cannot be taken online with remote, live invigilation.
All LanguageCert SELT exams must be taken at one of our global SELT Centres.
Candidates who achieve an average score of 50% or more in the Written component and/or 50% or more in the Spoken component will be awarded the corresponding LanguageCert International ESOL Certificate in Listening, Reading and Writing and/or in Speaking.
LanguageCert International ESOL certificates are recognised internationally and remain valid indefinitely.