English Language Requirements - Writtle University College

English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

For all courses, students whose first language is not English must prove that they are sufficiently able to understand and express themselves in both spoken and written English.

For those students who do not currently reach the required criteria, enrolment onto one of our Pre-Sessional English Language courses may be sufficient.

Information for Overseas Applicants

 

IELTS
[validity 2 years]
FE [CEFR B1]
Evidence of SELT will be required for CAS
Overall score 5.5
Minimum 5.0 in all elements
FDA / Higher Certificates / Higher Diplomas [CEFR B1]
Evidence of SELT will be required for CAS
Overall score 5.5
Minimum 5.0 in all elements
UG degree [CEFR B2]
Evidence of SELT is not required for CAS
Overall score 6.0
Minimum 5.5 in all elements
PG [CEFR B2]
Evidence of SELT is not required for CAS
Overall score 6.5
Minimum 5.5 in all elements
Writtle University College also accepts various tests of English as alternatives to IELTS provided they appear on the new approved English tests sheet issued by UKVI.

View the approved English tests sheet issued by UKVI.

EEA English language levels for entry

EEA applicants whose first language is not English are subject to the same rules as for non-EEA applicants and will need to achieve the required International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score or equivalent. It may be possible for EEA applicants to provide other evidence that they have sufficient English to follow the course they wish to take at Writtle. This must clearly show evidence of successful study of the English language of at least four years from a recognised language organisation, with the date of their highest level English language exam being within two years of the date of application.

EEA nationals are passport holders of the following countries:
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
(Republic of)
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
(not in the EEA but have the same rights as)
United Kingdom


 

Exceptions to the English language requirement

You do not have to demonstrate English language competence if you have

a) previously completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree (as confirmed by UK NARIC) which was taught in a 'majority English-speaking' country. Following guidance published by UKVI, Writtle University College recognise the following countries as being 'majority English speaking':
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland (Republic of)
Jamaica
New Zealand
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
United States of America
b) you are a national of one of the following countries:
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
New Zealand
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America


 

An applicant who is classed as a UK resident, but is a national of another country, is subject to the same rules regarding levels of English, depending on whether they are EEA or non-EEA nationals.

Contact the International Office
Contact the International Office

Online Enquiry

writtle.ac.uk/International-Enquiry

Email

international.enquiries@writtle.ac.uk

Telephone

International Line: +44 (0) 1245 424270

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Pre Sessional English

Pre-Sessional English

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