From 28th October 2013 the Life in the UK test rules have changed

The Home Office has now changed the ‘Knowledge of life and language in the UK’ requirements. If you applying for British Settlement or UK citizenship then you will now need to pass both the Life in the UK test and B1 English test

Remember: You need the following two certificates if you want to apply for British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to remain:

1. A life in the UK test certificate book your exam here (book your exam here)

2. A B1 English test certificate GESE Grade 5 from Trinity (book your exam here)

For more information on what has changed please visit our UK immigration FAQ on our website.

1. Here are some examples of qualifications you can take at B1 CEFR level
2. Immigration guidelines FAQ

If you would like to speak with a teacher please send us a message and we will contact you back to help.

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1. Here are some examples of qualifications you can take at B1 CEFR level

  1. Any qualification at B1 CEFR or above from The Secure English Language Test (SELT) You can see the full list on the UKBA website.
  2. You can achieve a qualification in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry Level 3. Ideally a qualification which includes speaking and listening. Read more about our ESOL Entry Level 3 Training Workshop to help you pass your immigration requirements.
  3. You can achieve a National Qualification in ESOL with the Scottish Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Make sure this is awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
Booking the Life in the UK test

2. Immigration guidelines FAQ

If you’d like more information on the new immigration guidelines you can visit our FAQ on the website. It covers the following questions:

  1. What are the current immigration requirements?
  2. Are there any changes to the Life in the UK test itself?
  3. Where can I book life in the UK test?
  4. If I passed my Life in the UK test prior to 28th October 2013?
  5. What are the other equivalent qualifications to B1 English language?
  6. I am an accredited college migrant and/or studied degree taught in English
  7. What if I am a national of a majority English speaking country?
  8. I already have an English language qualification in speaking or listening
  9. I was granted settlement under the old rules prior to the 28th October 2013
  10. Who is exempt from these immigration requirements?
  11. I can not find what I am looking for. What should I do?

(please see our FAQ section)