The Home Office published version 08/14 of the Tier 4 Policy Guidance, on 1 August.
Download the current version of the guidance.
Amendments to the guidance, in Annex 7, are acknowledged on the cover page. Annex 7 confirms the removal, on 1 August, of the following English language tests from the Home Office approved list at Appendix O of the Immigration Rules:
- Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) -
- Cambridge IGCSE English as a first language;
- Cambridge IGCSE English as a second language
- Cambridge English -
- BULATS online test issued by Cambridge English
- Trinity College London -
- Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life;
- Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life;
- Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life.
If you are a Tier 4 applicant who has a certificate for one of the above tests administered by CIE, Cambridge English or Trinity College London, it will still be recognised as a SELT if you had made a leave to remain application before 1 August 2014 or if you make an entry clearance application before 22 August 2014. This change does not affect a Higher Education Institution's ability to choose its own method of assessing degree students' English language competence.
Additionally, Annex 5 (at page 75) still incorrectly contains one reference to £802 instead of £820.