Skills for English (UKVI) is the UK Home Office Approved Secure English Language Qualification newly available outside the UK.
Skills for English has been designed it to make the process of organising your test and achieving the English test requirement of your University application as intuitive and straightforward as possible.
All Skills for English (UKVI) tests use computer-based delivery for all skills. Reading and listening are automatically marked during the test session itself; speaking and writing are recorded digitally during the test session and marked by trained assessors (who have no visibility of your personal details) after the test is finished. This means you can move through each of the skills sections in turn in a single test session and enables us to return results in as little as 3-5 days.**
Skills for English is mapped to the ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’ (CEFR) for UKVI purposes, and is also mapped comprehensively to other international English language qualifications. You can see a comparison table here.
*depending on Covid-19 restrictions
**as of May 2021
If you have studied for a different SELT test but are facing difficulties or delays in booking a test session, take advantage of the global network of test centres offering Skills for English, and download our free guide on Switching to Skills for English
Discover more about the Skills for English test, with diagnostic tests, specifications, language learning and practice tests.
Please note our test centre sites in Afghanistan and Ukraine are currently closed - please contact email@example.com for more information.