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Established in 1969, as a key contributor in international education and development, IDP Education has played a central role in international education for over 40 years, and is now the world leader in providing international student placement services to educational institutions.

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New language testing arrangements for UK visas: IELTS to continue to play leading role

March 2015

New language testing arrangements for UK visas: IELTS to continue to play leading role

  • The UK government has announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes;
  • IELTS and IELTS Life Skills have been approved for UK visas that require proof of English language level;
  • The new test IELTS Life Skills will be introduced for people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at level A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

The UK government has announced important changes to language testing for visa applications, reducing the number of tests accepted for visa purposes and bringing in new requirements for the way the tests will be administered.

IELTS – the world’s most popular test of English for higher education and global migration – has been approved for all UK visas that require applicants to provide proof of their level of English. This continues the important role which IELTS has long played in language testing for immigration in the UK and other countries, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Under the new arrangements, IELTS tests for UK visa applications will be offered throughout the year in more than 100 key locations throughout the world, and a new test – IELTS Life Skills – will be introduced for people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at level A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

IELTS tests for visa purposes can only be taken at authorised centres and the centre must follow procedures specified by the UK government. When a test is booked, the customer must specify what the test is for and ensure that the centre is authorised to run tests for this purpose. A list of the authorised test centres can be found on https://www.ieltsessentials.com/test_information/ielts_for_the_uk.aspx

IELTS tests for UK Visas and Immigration are managed by the IELTS SELT Consortia, which comprises British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS, which is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, has played a key role in language testing for immigration purposes throughout its 25 year history and is recognised by more than 9,000 organisations around the world including universities and employers in many countries, as well as by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. More than 2.5 million IELTS tests were taken in 2014 in more than 140 countries.

For further information on the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) announcement, please visit: http://www.gov.uk/

   
  
 

IDP Renews Sponsorship of the THELMAs

January 2014

IDP Education (UK) Ltd is proud to be sponsoring the THELMA 2014 Awards for Outstanding International Strategy.

  
  
 

IDP Starts "Exceed Expectations" Training

January 2014

IDP Education (UK) Ltd is proud to be sponsoring the THELMA 2014 Awards for Outstanding International Strategy.

  
  
 

IDP Staff Prominent on British Council Agent Database

December 2013

IDP Education staff feature prominently on the British Council's recently launched Agent Database.


  
 

IDP Staff to undertake "Exceed Expectations" Training

October 2013

IDP Education UK team has partnered with Accelerator Solutions to develop a training programme the will enhance the service offered by IDP's UK facing staff.


     
 

IDP UK Staff undertake British Council Training

October 2013

The IDP UK team recently joined their colleagues overseas and undertook the British Council agent training to improve and certify their knowledge of the UK education system.


          
 

Biometric systems tighten IELTS test security

October 2013

The IELTS test partners have announced that biometric systems to verify the identity of test takers have been implemented globally.

   
  
 

IDP renews partnership with THEWUR

October 2013

We are pleased to announce IDP Education has renewed its partnership with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013-2014.

 
 
  
 

IDP UK at the THELMAs

June 2013

The winners of this years THE Leadership and Management Awards were announced in a ceremony in London on Thursday 20th June. The IDP UK team hosted a table and enjoyed the atmosphere with clients.

 
  
 

Phil Baty to meet with IDP students in China

June 2013

This June, Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, will visit China to speak with students as part of an ongoing partnership with IDP.

 
  
 

New IDP Bangladesh office opens

June 2013

On the 1st June 2013, IDP opened a new office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

   
 

Getting to know UK

June 2013

A number of teams from IDP's global network have recently boosted their knowledge of the UK by achieving British Council certification, and now the UK team are taking part.

   
 

Registrations now open for AIEC 2013

June 2013

Registrations are now open for the 27th annual Australian International Education Conference. Taking place from the 8th to 11th October in Canberra, this year's conference will examine the theme: Global Imperatives - Local Realities.

   
 

UK training and British Council certification

May 2013

Further UK focused training for IDP's global network staff is producing more success stories with the Kuwait team now fully British Council certified.

   
 

IDP Oman team pass British Council test

March 2013

Four staff members from IDP Oman have passed their British Council agent certification.

   
 

Focus on the UK

February 2013

In December 2012, Andrew Thompson, IDP’s Chief Executive Officer, and 30 senior IDP leaders from across the world met in Kuala Lumpur, to take forward an exciting initiative which enhances IDP’s UK operations.

   
 

IDP UAE team members receive British Council certification

February 2013

Six staff members from IDP United Arab Emirates received their British Council agent certification at a ceremony during the British Council Fair in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

   
   
 

IDP UK sponsors award at the THE Leadership & Management Awards 2013

February 2013

IDP Education UK is proud to be sponsoring the Outstanding International Strategy award at this year's THE Leadership & Management Awards.

  
  

Virtual Fair Brings the UK to Ten Countries Worldwide

January 2013

More than 30 leading education institutions in the United Kingdom will be online this month for IDP Education’s largest ever Virtual Fair.

 



IDP PROFILE

Established in 1969, as a key contributor in international education and development, IDP Education has played a central role in international education for over 40 years, and is now the world leader in providing international student placement services to educational institutions.

IDP operates a large network of over 80 student offices in 25 countries, offering institutions an efficient and cost-effective way to reach potential students in multiple student source markets.

IDP is uniquely equipped to offer students guidance in course selection and enrolment, with 500 highly trained counsellors who advise students on a one-to-one basis backed by a world-leading information technology platform. This system is used to support a comprehensive student counselling service, helping to match students to the best courses that fit their academic qualifications, their career ambitions, their financial capacity and their study preferences. 

IDP also co-owns IELTS, the world’s largest high-stakes English language proficiency test which is available in over 130 countries and recognised by over 6,000 education institutions, professional registration bodies, and employers around the world. IDP co-hosts with the International Education Association of Australia, the AIEC (Australian International Education Conference).

IDP announced its entry into the UK higher education market in December 2010. The move marked an extension of the company’s multi-destination marketing strategy that already saw it offer placement into institutions in Australia, Canada and the United States. IDP UK has a client portfolio of more than 70 universities and private pathway providers.

Further information can also be found on the main IDP (Australia) website.

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