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IELTS Life Skills



IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1.

Before you register for your test you should check the English language requirements for your visa category. Please visit

Find out more information about the changes to the IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration. Refer to the frequently asked questions to find out more information about IELTS Life Skills. 

For more information, please download the IELTS Life Skills Guide for Test Takers and Agents

How to register for IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills tests are available throughout the world, in locations specified by UK Visas and Immigration. Find dates and locations.

What’s in the test?

IELTS Life Skills is available at two levels:

  • IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening
  • IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening

More information about the two levels of IELTS Life Skills.

Test dates for IELTS Life Skills

If you require an IELTS Life Skills test to meet UKVI's requirements, then you can register here

Results for IELTS Life Skills tests

Test results are normally available within 7 days of your test.

You will get one of two results:

  • Pass
  • Fail

A fail result means that you have not been successful and your test cannot be used for your visa application.