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English Progress Test

Student taking a Progress test

Are you a current UAL student going to study on a new course at UAL in September or October 2020? Do you have a conditional offer because you don’t have a high enough IELTS score? If yes, we can test you at the Language Centre.

The test we run is called Progress and it tests 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. If you get the score you need on the Progress Test, you will not have to take another external test, e.g. IELTS.

The Progress Test is not the same as IELTS. Read about the Progress Test information for candidates (PDF 556KB)

Progress Test terms and conditions (PDF 31KB)

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Who is the test for?

If you are currently studying at UAL, and want to progress to the next level of university study (e.g. from Foundation to BA, from undergraduate to postgraduate) you can take UAL’s Progress Test to achieve the IELTS equivalent score required for the next level.

We do not issue certificates for this test. The UAL Progress Test is an internal test and your results are sent directly to admissions. If you are applying for a  Tier 4 visa application, UAL admissions will vouch for your level of English in the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Cost of test: £160


Progress Test 2: 26 and 27 March 2020

Progress Test 3: 15 and 16 April 2020

Progress Test 4: 29 and 30 April 2020

Progress Test 5: 13 and 14 May 2020

Progress Test 6: 27 and 28 May 2020

Progress Test 7: 9 and 10 June 2020

Progress test preparation course

This course is for students who are progressing internally this year (from BA to MA/MSc, Foundation to BA, Grad Dip/ PG Dip to MA/MSc, FDA to 3rd year BA) and is focussed on preparation for the UAL Progress Test. It looks at building the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills required for the exam. The class involves practising the techniques and skills you will need for success in this test.


Progress test preparation course: 19 and 20 March

There will be more Progress test preparation classes available closer to the time of the tests.