NIACE policy briefing seminar for ESOL providers
Date posted: 01 August 2012
ESOL provision and the Home Office Statement of Intent: the implications
Date: 26 Sep 2012
In June the Home Office published a Statement of Intent on Family Migration which includes changes to the regulations on the language requirements for settlement and UK citizenship. From 2013, all applicants will be required to pass a Speaking & Listening exam at level B1 (ESOL Entry level 3) as well as the Life in the UK test.
'From October 2013, all applicants for settlement will be required to pass the Life in the UK test and present an English language speaking and listening qualification at B1 level or above, ... The requirements for settlement of a five year probationary period (on a route to settlement) and (from October 2013) to pass the Life in the UK test and present an English language speaking and listening qualification at B1 level or above, will also be applied to the partners of migrants with a route to settlement under the Points Based System.... Applicants for settlement currently required to take the Life in the UK test will from October 2013 be required additionally to present an English language....'
This policy seminar will brief participants, consider the implications and will help participants understand the full impact of the proposals.