If you are planning to apply for Indefinite Leave to remain (ILR) or British Citizenship, you will need to take the B1 ESOL Entry Level 3 Speaking & Listening Exam. This exam is purely for candidates who wish to apply for ILR or Citizenship, and there are a number of different awarding bodies who issue acceptable certificates.
In accordance with the UKVI website:
“You can prove your knowledge of English by having an English level B1, B2, C1 or C2 level qualification that’s one of the following:
- an ESOL qualification at Entry 3 or higher (eg Level 1 or 2) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
- an ESOL qualification at Scottish Qualifications Framework levels 4, 5 or 6 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland
- on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications“
Therefore, the NOCN Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (speaking and listening) (Entry 3) (QCF) qualification meets the requirements as it is Entry Level 3, and is on the Ofqual register.
Here is the link to the Ofqual register which outlines the qualification details: http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/601_4011_2
If you are interested in taking this exam in Reading, Berkshire or live in a neighbouring county, like Wiltshire or Oxfordshire, please contact us for more information.
Alternatively, please find attached the link to our online application form below:
After you complete this, one of our representatives will contact you directly.