Pearson Received Government Agreements to Offer Test of English for People Applying to Work or Live in the UK
Pearson, one of the leading learning companies of the world has been awarded commercial agreements from the UK Home Office to offer Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) to people who need to demonstrate their English language skills to work or live in the UK. Test-takers in India can now take PTE for UK work and study visa applications.
Rod Bristow, President, Pearson UK, comments, “We are proud that the UK Government joins the Australian and New Zealand Governments in recognising this test for visa applications, alongside thousands of leading universities across the globe who already accept it for study purposes - including most UK universities. Alongside this, our new English language test PTE Home has also been accepted by the UK Government for those who need to prove their speaking and listening skills when applying for family visas, for instance”.
The commercial agreements will be delivered via the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic and PTE Home – a new speaking and listening test for family visa, settlement and citizenship applicants. It was Pearson, who has been developing these English language tests. The test takers can book online up to 24 hours in advance, take advantage of year-round worldwide testing slots and receive their results quickly - 1.2 days the average so far for 2019.
“We at Pearson recognize that there is a huge demand for the Indian students to prove their English Language proficiency whether it is for higher studies or finding work. With UK Government recently reinstating the 2-year post-study work visa, the UK as the destination to study abroad has gained prominence in India. PTE's recognition for the UK is perfectly timed to provide fast, fair, accurate and flexible English assessment option to the Indian learners”, Ramananda SG, VP – Sales & Marketing, Pearson India.