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IELTS, PTE, Duolingo and how to get them

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE and Duolingo are assessments of your skills in English, especially your listening, reading, writing and speaking.

If you live outside the UK, and come from a non-English-speaking country, and are planning to study in the UK then you must demonstrate ability in these areas. This is not a requirement if you come from an English-speaking country. We use the same list of English-speaking countries used by the UK Government for Student Visas, which can be found here: List of English-speaking countries.

For our ABID qualifications you will need to hold IELTS English at Level 5.0 or above or PTE Academic English with a score of 29 or above, or a Duolingo score between 70 and 80.

Universities have higher requirements and each university sets its own requirements. As our ABIDs are conducted in English, it is expected that you will develop skills in all four areas during your Course so that you will be able to meet these higher requirements from universities by the end of your studies with us. You can find out what their requirements are by looking up universities here.

Both IELTS and PTE require you to book and sit tests at a test site and you will be tested on all four of the aspects of English needed - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. With Duolingo, you are assessed on the same aspects of English, but the test is completed online.