Home Office statistics show that around three in ten people failed the test in 2014. With an attempt costing around £205 a time, this is an expensive mistake for people who fail and who need to take the exam again. However, if you understand what you need to do, prepare and practise, then you can be confident that you will pass the first time. By using our services to learn the required material, you can go to your test confident that you will be one of the people who pass on their first attempt.
You also need to take a ‘Life in the UK’ Test as part of your application
Any applicant who wants to apply for a “Family, Spouse or Partner” visa as part of their Further Leave to Remain application to UK Visas and Immigration is required to show Knowledge of English at ESOL Entry Level 1 / A1 CEFR Level.
In order to fulfil the requirement of the Knowledge of Language, applicants need to obtain an (ESOL) at or above Entry Level 1 / A1 CEFR, which consists of “Speaking and Listening” modules only and is passed through an approved English Language Test.
The Home Office has announced from a future date, non-EEA nationals will need to pass a SELT in speaking and listening at level A2, after two-and-a-half years in the UK in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement.
The new A2 requirement delivers the government’s manifesto commitment to ensure that those coming to the UK on a Family visa with only Basic English will overtime become fluent in the English language. This will result in a person being able to engage more fluently in everyday conversation and thereby improve their participation and integration into the community and everyday life.