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SQA and PSI Services (PSI)’s B1 and B2 Four Facet Skills for English language tests have officially been approved by the Irish government for study visa qualification.

This makes Skills for English one of the fastest growing high-stakes English exams, opening doors for test takers, providing reliability for institutions, and opportunities to its global network of partners.

International students who would like to study an approved English program in one of Ireland's many universities can now take Skills for English tests.

Skills for English: SELT is the Secure English Language Test (SELT) that PSI and SQA deliver on behalf of the UK Government for visa applicants through PSI's network of test centres across 120 countries.   

This announcement coincides with the launch of Skills for English: Global, PSI's latest English language test to come to market.

Skills for English: Global is based on the SELT exam but designed for academic direct entry and domestic use. It is delivered through the same test centre network, or via online proctoring, allowing tests to be taken in the convenience of a test taker's own home. 

Full details are available on the PSI website.

You can find out more information about Skills for English tests at:

UKVI Approved English Language Test - Skills For English 

If you have any questions on the Skills for English tests, please get in touch with your SQA regional manager or email