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English language requirements

Find your English language qualification

Your English language ability is an important part of the application process and is an essential part of applying for your student visa. 

If you require a Tier 4 Student visa, we accept the following English language qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the table below then please email us.

You can also find the IELTS score required for each of our courses in our online prospectus

English language qualification  Grades 
 IELTS  6.0 with no skill below 5.5
 Pearsons - PTE Academic Total of 54 (minimum of 51 in all components)
 ESOL Skills for Life   Level 1 (pass in all four components)
Cambridge First Certificate   Total Grade B (minimum 'Borderline' in all four components)
 Cambridge Advanced  Total Grade C (minimum 'weak' in all four components)
 Cambridge Proficiency  Lowest grade equivalent to IELTS 6.5
 TOEFL iBT Total of 79 to 89
Minimum for Reading (18), Listening (17), Speaking (20) and Writing (17)
Cambridge iGCSE English as a Second Language Syllabus 0510: Overall Grade C and Grade 2 Speaking
Syllabus 0511: Overall Grade C
 Cambridge iGCSE English as a First Language

Syllabus 0522: Overall Grade C
Syllabus 0500: Overall Grade C and Grade 2 in Speaking and Listening 

International Baccalaureate Diploma:
English B
English Language and Literature A
English Literature A
English Literature and Performance

 Grade 5
 UK HEI Foundation degrees Successful completion of a Foundation degree with English component(s) and an academic score mapped to the Leeds Beckett International Foundation Studies.
 Vitnem√•l fra Videreg√•ende in English (Norway)  Grade 4
 All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)  English Grade required - 70%
 Indian School Certificate (Class-XII) (CISCE)  English Grade required - 70%
 West Africa Senior School Certificate (WASSCE/WAEC)  English Grade required - C/6
 National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement (Matric)  English Grade required - 5 or 60%
 Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)  English Grade required - C
 Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (ZGCE/Zimsec)  English Grade required - C

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