Skills for English™ approved by NCUK as a “robust assessment of proficiency”

London, UK –  Only weeks after Skills for English‍‍ tests have been approved for Study Visa in Ireland, this rapidly growing suite of English proficiency exams has now been approved by NCUK for entry into their International Foundation Year programs around the world.

“NCUK are delighted to recognise Skills for English SELT and Global tests for entry to our pathway qualifications. English language proficiency and its application in academic study is key to our offer to international students. The Skills for English tests provide a robust assessment of that proficiency and ensure NCUK students can access and reach their full potential for progression to University studying our qualifications” – said Emma Dawkins, Academic Director at NCUK.

This latest recognition gives Skills for English test takers even greater choice of where to study, and a chance to become one of over 40,000 international students already placed by NCUK onto a wide range of universities. Through NCUK global network of study centres in 31 countries, international students gain guaranteed access to over 60 higher education institutions in 13 countries.

In perfect synergy with the international education ecosystem, Skills for English: SELT is the Secure English Language Test (SELT) that PSI and SQA deliver on behalf of the UK Government for visa applicants through PSI’s network of test centres across 120 countries.

Skills for English: Global, PSI’s latest English language test to come to market, is based on the SELT exam but designed for academic direct entry and domestic use. It is delivered through the same test centres network, or via Online Proctoring, allowing tests to be taken in the convenience of a test taker’s own home.

To find out more about the test or become an approved partner for Skills for English, contact [email protected]

About PSI

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About SQA

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body. It is responsible for developing, delivering, and accrediting qualifications, courses, and assessments undertaken by thousands of candidates in schools, colleges, training providers, and the workplace every year. SQA qualifications are delivered by thousands of teaching and training professionals in Scotland, throughout the UK, and around the world. SQA is instrumental in setting and maintaining robust national standards that ensure its courses, qualifications, and awards are recognized by colleges, universities, and industry, enabling learners and businesses alike to realize their potential and achieve their ambitions. Based in Scotland, SQA works throughout the UK and internationally.

About NCUK

NCUK is a consortium of leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities worldwide and helping them succeed when they get there. Their main office is located in Manchester, UK with other key staff members being located in China and the wider Asia region.

With a diverse set of qualifications available as well as opportunities for qualified students to progress directly to university, NCUK supports thousands of students each year on their academic journeys. NCUK qualifications are recognised by universities from with the NCUK Global Network and beyond, giving students the best start and guarantee access to an NCUK University upon successful completion of their studies.

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