IELTS for Immigration to UK

by Gary Mcfadden
(Scotland)


Hi there,

I recently sat the IELTS exam and i achieved an overall band 8 for the second time. My scores were 8.0, 7.0, 8.5, 8.5 in my latest exam and i'm just wondering why this isnt acceptable to the Home Office?

I understand the requirement is 8.0, 8.0, 8.0, 8.0 but surely a consistent overall band 8 would be sufficient?

Thanks in advance

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Aug 16, 2018
IELTS Band 8s required by Home Office
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

That's annoying for you if you reached the overall band score, however some places do require you to get certain levels in each module rather than just a certain overall score.

Obviously the Home Office chooses to do that and want IELTS band 8 in each module. Only they can know why they have this requirement.

So unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it - you would need to meet their requirements for whatever it is you are doing.

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IELTS Requirement for UK Employment

by Christopher Vukile Zulu
(Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa )

Why is IELTS a requirement if you are applying for a job in UK???

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Feb 05, 2017
Requirement for IELTS and Work in the UK
by: IELTS buddy

It's not necessarily a requirement for every job. It's up to the employer to decide that.

If the job requires you to speak English then the employer will need to know your level, and IELTS will provide this. So they would then make it a requirement.

For example you would need an IELTS score to be a Doctor here (7.5) but you would not need IELTS if you were coming over to work on a farm and pick vegetables.

Immigration may make it a requirement in cases as well, regardless of the employer.

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