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English Progress Test

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If you have a conditional offer to study at UAL but need to improve your IELTS score, you can take the Progress Test.

Are you a current UAL student going to study on a new course at UAL in September or October 2021? 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.

Guidance for progressing students

If you have applied for a UAL course starting in 2020/21, please check our application guidance.

The regular Progress tests will resume in 2021. We will update this page with dates closer to the time.

About Progress Test

The Progress Test covers 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.

Watch our 'What is the Progress Test' video

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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).