The recent changes announced by the Home Office as to how it will approve Secure English Language Testing (SELT) for immigration, spousal settlement and citizenship applications. Up until now there has been two systems in place in relation to testing for immigration and citizenship – with different standards and requirements for accepted evidence.
Under the new system these will come under the same Home Office Immigration SELT regulations. As an NOCN ESOL Centre DEMRP has been providing the following qualification for evidence towards citizenship and spousal settlement applications: NOCN ESOL Skills for Life Speaking and Listening (Entry Level 3). Unfortunately under the new unified SELT system this will no longer be accepted by the Home Office for this purpose.
In addition there will only be two organisations allowed to provide tests under the new system: Trinity College and IELTS Consortia.
Although these changes officially came into force in April, there is a transitional arrangement in place up to 5 November to allow applicants who’ve taken tests with current providers to be able to use their certificates for the purposes of UK immigration applications.
DEMRP will be providing Trinity College GESE Grade 5 (Spoken English) B1 preparation courses and support for (SELT) Secure English Language Test.