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Test takers can now choose from 190 locations to take PTE for UK Visas & Immigration

London, January 5th, 2021, 9 AM: Pearson, the world’s learning company, has announced its next phase of locations where people can take PTE as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) purposes. 

Today, the UK Government approved Pearson to open bookings for SELT testing in a further 17 locations including Oslo, St Petersburg, Riga, and Casablanca. With the exception of Quito, all these locations see their first-ever PTE centers opening. 

The tests will be delivered through the Pearson VUE test center network. Pearson VUE’s network of test centers has implemented proactive health and safety measures including, but not limited to, readily available hand sanitizer, increased sanitization in high touch areas, and the regular disinfection of testing workstations (completed between each test taker). These measures support the safety of both testing candidates and staff. Face masks are required at all Pearson VUE-owned test centers. 

Freya Thomas Monk, Senior Vice President of English Assessment at Pearson, said: 

“The New Year is traditionally a time when people set themselves new goals and challenges and this can involve major life changes, such as moving abroad to work, study, or start a new life. 

“For those who have decided their future is in the UK and who need a Secure English Language Test to help them get there, PTE is on hand to help. ” 

Pearson’s SELT tests are as follows:  

  • PTE Academic (UKVI) – a four-skills language test accepted for work and study visas. It tests Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening skills.

  • PTE Home – a two-skills language test accepted for family, settlement, citizenship applications as well as Sportsperson and Representative of an Overseas Business applications. It tests speaking and listening skills. 

     

Today’s news (following our firstsecondthirdfourth, and fifth phase announcements) brings our overall total of UKVI approved locations to 190. This completes our phased rollout of locations for UKVI, although we will continue to adapt provision in line with demand. 

Test takers should click here to keep up to date on the latest approved locations.  

For more information on the UK Home Office Visas and Immigration process click here 

For media queries contact Kasia Reardon at kasia.reardon@pearson.com 

 

Notes to Editors 

  1. About Pearson:

     

    Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

     

  2. The full list of locations approved in Phase 6 is as follows

     

To browse the table below, you can scroll left/right
City Country

Tirana

Albania

Buenos Aires

Argentina

Banja Luka 

Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Phnom Penh 

Cambodia 

Quito 

Ecuador

Riga

Latvia

Lilongwe

Malawi

Mosta

Malta

Casablanca

Morocco

Maputo

Mozambique 

Yangon

Myanmar (Burma)

Oslo

Norway

Lima

Peru

St. Petersburg

Russia

Freetown

Sierra Leone

Ljubljana

Slovenia

Kigali

Rwanda