IELTS Life Skills is an English language test offered by the IELTS Partners – The British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
IELTS Life Skills is a test of Speaking and Listening and is available at CEFR Levels A1, A2 and B2. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for certain visa categories and other immigration purposes.
This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for the Family, Spouse or Partner visa.
The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
The test involves Speaking and Listening.
Which IELTS Life Skills test do I need?
If you are applying to UK Visas and Immigration for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa, choose IELTS Life Skills A1.
If you are applying to UK Visas and Immigration for a 'family of a settled person' extension visa, choose IELTS Life Skills A2.