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Recognised English Language Tests 

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The following are recognised English Language Tests: 

  • UKVI/SELT Academic IELTS 
  • Non UKVI/SELT Academic IELTS 
  • UKVI/Non UKVI Academic IELTS One Skill Retake
  • TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home edition 
  •  Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)
  •  Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)
  • Cambridge O level English Language (1119-Malaysia; 1120-Brunei; 1125 or 1126-Mauritius; 1128-Singapore and 1123 all other countries) 
  • Cambridge, Pearson Edexcel, LRN, or Oxford AQA iGCSE First Language English 
  • Cambridge, Pearson Edexcel, LRN, or Oxford AQA i GCSE English as a Second Language 
  • GCSE English Language 
  • Password Skills Plus (delivered through Durham University) 
  • Password Skills Plus
  • Password One Skills Retake (not available for test delivered through Durham University)
  • Pearson Academic PTE
  • Trinity ISE (revised) Language Tests taken in the UK on the same day 

Time limits 

You should have passed the test no longer than two years prior to the start of the course. GCSE /iGCSE and Cambridge O level English Language time limits are 4 years apart from iGCSE First Language English which has no time limit.