What is IELTS for UKVI?

IELTS for UKVI is a UK government-approved Language Test. This test is used to prove your English language proficiency specifically for a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application.  

UKVI is proof of English proficiency for those who wish to live, work, or study in the UK. If you want to take a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to establish your English language, UKVI IELTS Training in Dubai can help you.

IELTS for UKVI has the following tests:

  • IELTS for UKVI Academic
  • IELTS for UKVI General Training
  • IELTS Life Skills A1
  • IELTS Life Skills A2 
  • IELTS Life Skills B1

IELTS for UKVI tests are taken at a UKVI approved test center. This IELTS test is designed to meet specific administrative requirements outlined by the UK Home Office. IELTS tests for UK Visas and Immigration are managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Whether you wish to study, work or migrate to the UK, get IELTS practice tests and preparation materials as to how you prepare for any IELTS exam.

IELTS and IELTS for UKVI are the same regarding the test format, pattern, scoring, and level of difficulty. The only difference is that the IELTS for the UKVI test is approved by the UK Home Office. If you are planning to take up an IELTS test,  IELTS training in Dubai can help make your dream a reality whether you want to study, migrate or work abroad.

Types of IELTS for UK visa & Immigration

Below mentioned are the types of UKVI tests, the candidates who can pursue the test, and areas of assessment. Before you apply for a test, go through the following to choose your required test.

Types of UKVI Tests Who needs to take the test? Assessment

Candidates who wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels

Those seeking professional registration in the UK
This test measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment.

General training
Candidates who wish to migrate to the UK

For those who wish to train or study below degree level
IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context based on both workplace and social situations
IELTS Life Skills

Candidates applying for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa

Candidates applying for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship
This test assesses English Speaking and Listening skills for ‘family of a settled
person’ visas
IELTS Life Skills A2 (the UK only) Candidates who want to apply for an extension to family, spouse or partner visa to the UK This test assesses English Speaking and Listening skills based on communication on familiar topics.
IELTS Life Skills B1 Candidates who wish to gain indefinite leave to remain or citizenship This test assesses your listening and speaking skills


What is the IELTS Life Skills test?

The IELTS Life Skills can be opted by candidates applying for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa, or candidates who wish to gain indefinite leave to remain or citizenship or candidates who want to apply for an extension to family, spouse, or partner visa to the UK.

The IELTS Life Skills is designed for which applicants only need to demonstrate Speaking and Listening skills. The candidate’s performance will be assessed on both Speaking and Listening.  The IELTS test you take and the score required depends on your visa requirements and the institution you wish to study or work in IELTS Training in Dubai 

How is UKVI IELTS Life Skills assessed? 

IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening, available at CEFR Levels A1, A2, and B2. These 3 tests are designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for some visa categories and immigration purposes.

Why Choose Edoxi for the UKVI IELTS Course? 

Edoxi Training institute provides the best UKVI IELTS Course in Dubai apart from other top short term training programs. Here is why our coaching center is the best option for your learning: 

  • We offer objective learning guidance for candidates to achieve the desired scores.
  • We have industry-leading professional trainers.
  • We offer preparation materials and tests to develop your skills 
  • We offer customized teaching methods to improve specific language domains that you need to improve.
  • We offer a course completion certificate. 
  • We offer flexible learning with affordable fees.

Course Advisor

Shereen Backer A

English Language and Soft Skills Trainer

Ms. Shereen Backer is a broad minded English language and Soft Skills trainer with Edoxi Training Institute, Dubai. She is fascinated about training young minds and professionals to reach new heights in their career. Her vast experience as an English language and soft skills trainer enables her to handle training sessions for students from diverse cultures.

Ms. Shereen challenges her students to be the best version of themselves. She holds strong records of accomplishment with TESOL/TEFL Certification and IDP Teacher’s Training Program Accreditation.

For the last seven years, she has been working with companies and universities as an ESL/EFL verbal trainer cum academic and career counsellor. She helped more than 500 individuals to clear exams like IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, OET, DET, PSAT, NMSQT and SAT. She also specialises in voice and accent training for English language students.

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