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Home Office requirements for settlement and naturalisation as a British citizen from 28 October 2013

From 28 October 2013, there will be two parts to the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK (KoLL) requirements, both of which must be met by all applicants for settlement and naturalisation unless the individual is exempt.

From 28 October applicants will be required to:

AND

  • have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or an equivalent qualification

Further information regarding the requirements can be found on the Home Office website.

In Scotland the following qualifications will be accepted for settlement and naturalisation purposes:

  • a National Qualification in ESOL at Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels 4, 5 or 6 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), in Scotland

SQA qualifications that would meet part two of the Home Office requirements for settlement and naturalisation as a British citizen from 28 October 2013.

 

SCQF level 4

 

FD5N 10 – ESOL: Speaking and Listening

DV34 10 – ESOL: Everyday Communication

F1AD 10 – ESOL: Transactional Contexts

F1AE 10 – ESOL: Work and Study-related Contexts

 

National 4 Units

 

H24H 74 – ESOL for Everyday Life

H24L 74 – ESOL in Context

(Please note: both of the following would be required to meet the requirements)

H1WE 10 – ESOL: Speaking for Employability

H1XG 10 – ESOL: Listening for Employability

 

SCQF level 5

 

FD5N 11 – ESOL: Speaking and Listening

DV34 11 – ESOL: Everyday Communication

DV35 11 – ESOL: Work-related Contexts

DV36 11 – ESOL: Study-related Contexts

 

National 5 Units

 

H24H 75 – ESOL for Everyday Life

H24L 75 – ESOL in Context

(Please note: both of the following would be required to meet the requirements)

H1WE 11 – ESOL: Speaking for Employability

H1XG 11 – ESOL: Listening for Employability

 

SCQF level 6

 

FD5N 12 – ESOL: Speaking and Listening

DV34 12 – ESOL: Everyday Communication

DV35 12 – ESOL: Work-related Contexts

DV36 12 – ESOL: Study-related Contexts

 

City of Glasgow College are offering a 7 week part-time course for those who wish to apply for settlement and naturalisation in the UK. For more information, go to the course information web page.

 

Edinburgh College offer Trinity exams for A1 and B1 language level evidence. The A1 registration form can be accessed here. The B1 registration form can be accessed here.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Elaine Smith, telephone number: 0131 669 4400 or email:

Elaine.smith@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

 

North Highland College (UHI) also offer a B1 test. The form can be accessed from their webpage here.