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A1 IESOL Diploma - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will the International ESOL (IESOL) Diploma at A1 level (9992-71) continue to be accepted by the UKBA for spouse/partner visa applications purposes?
A: Yes. The new test only offers another, quicker way for partner/spouse visa applicants to demonstrate their English language ability. The recognition of the A1 level IESOL Diploma by UKBA is unchanged.
Q: Are the skills tested in the new qualification different from those assessed in the speaking and listening sections of the existing IESOL Diploma at A1 level?
A: No. The speaking and listening skills in the new qualifications are tested in the same way as under the A1 level IESOL Diploma.
In fact, the speaking element of the new qualification is the A1 level ISESOL examination (8985-71), which is also available as a stand-alone speaking test.
Q: Who are the primary target audience for the new qualification?
A: This new qualification can be useful for a wide range of learners wishing to prove their English language skills in speaking and listening, but it is mainly targeted at non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their English language skills as part of the UKBA spouse/partner visa application process.
Q: What documents are required by UKBA?
A: Please refer to the revised list of approved English language test, published by UKBA, for a list of the required documentation that need to be included in the visa applications: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2012/january/78-english-language
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