UKBA also withdraws `Test in English for International Students’
18th February 2010: The UK Border Agency has withdrawn organization `Britain’s Education Services’ and `Test in English for International Students’ from its list of approved English language test providers for Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the points-based system.
The UKBA has asserted that for Tier 1 or Tier 2 applications made on or after 11 February 2010, this test will not be accepted as evidence that the applicant has met the English language requirement. Applications relying on this test will be refused.
If you made a Tier 1 or Tier 2 application before 11 February 2010 which included an English language test awarded by Britain’s Education Services as evidence of your English language ability, you will be sent a letter, provided there is no other reason to refuse the application, explaining how to progress your application.
The Agency said it would give the applicants another opportunity to take an alternative English language test with another approved test provider. You can get more details of approved test providers from the English language page for Tier 1 or the English language page for Tier 2 on the UKBA website.
The applicants will need to take the alternative test within 10 weeks of the date of the letter.
If the applicants do not pass the alternative test on the first attempt, the UKBA will not hold the application open so that the candidate can attempt it again. The UKBA will finish considering the application on the basis of the evidence already supplied, which means that the Agency will refuse application because the applicant will not have scored 10 points for English language.