Today, the UK Government approved Pearson to open bookings for SELT testing in a further 17 locations including Oslo, St Petersburg, Riga and Casablanca. With the exception of Quito, all these locations see their first-ever PTE centres opening.
The tests will be delivered through the Pearson VUE test centre network. Pearson VUE’s network of test centres has implemented proactive health and safety measures including, but not limited to, readily available hand sanitiser, increased sanitisation in high-touch areas, and the regular disinfection of testing workstations (completed between each test-taker). These measures support the safety of both testing candidates and staff. Face masks are required at all Pearson VUE-owned test centres.
Freya Thomas Monk, Senior Vice President of English Assessment at Pearson, said:
“The New Year is traditionally a time when people set themselves new goals and challenges and this can involve major life changes, such as moving abroad to work, study or start a new life.
“For those who have decided their future is in the UK and who need a Secure English Language Test to help them get there, PTE is on hand to help. ”
Pearson’s SELT tests are as follows:
- PTE Academic (UKVI) – a four-skills language test accepted for work and study visas. It tests Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening skills.
- PTE Home – a two-skills language test accepted for family, settlement, citizenship applications as well as Sportsperson and Representative of an Overseas Business applications. It tests speaking and listening skills.
Today’s news (following our first-, second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-phase announcements) brings our overall total of UKVI approved locations to 190. This completes our phased rollout of locations for UKVI, although we will continue to adapt provision in line with demand.
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