IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, available at CEFR Level A1 and CEFR Level B1. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes. It is strongly recommended that you check with the English language requirements with UK Visas and Immigration.


IELTS Life Skills - Speaking and Listening

IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to show that their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1. Before you register for your test you should check the English language requirements for your visa category. Please visit for more information. 


What are the changes?

IELTS Life Skills test will be introduced for candidates who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This will be a single test covering speaking and listening skills. For more information on the UK Visas and Immigration, please visit Guidance on applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests


When will this change take place?

The change in the UK government policy will be effective from 6 April 2015. Until 5 April 2015, you can sit an IELTS test anywhere in the world and the result can be submitted to UKVI with your application until 5 November 2015.




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