You need to take the Life in the UK test because it is the requirement for your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK.

Life in the UK Test

This is the only official test you need to take because it is the requirement for your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK. It is most important to prepare well with Life in the UK Test training because it is highly unlikely to pass this test without having a good preparation. In order to meet the ‘Knowledge of language and life in the UK’ requirement for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)/settlement you must:

  • pass the Life in the UK test, unless exempt
  • have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent

Most importantly, Life in the UK test is a computer-based test about UK, therefore it is essential to have a good knowledge about life in the UK.

Therefore, Hamlets Training Centre can help you with your study and prepare you for your test using our Fast Track Life in the UK course. Our training is very popular because it is classroom-based training through computers.  Furthermore, we have qualified and experienced teachers who deliver Life in the UK training and will give you individual guidance and you will have the opportunity to do practice tests until you pass your Life in the UK test with our Fast Track Life in the UK training. We will also Book your Life in the UK Test.

Besides these, our Life in the UK Test training is unique because our experienced teachers can engage, inspire and motivate to develop your skills and help you realise your full potential.

Course Content:

  • The fundamental principles of British life
  • Responsibilities and freedoms of all UK residents
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Taking the Life in the UK test
  • The testable sections of this book
  • The different countries that make up the UK
  • The history of early Britain
  • The medieval period
  • The Tudor and Stuart monarchs of the UK
  • The establishment of Parliament
  • The unification of the United Kingdom
  • The Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution
  • The Victorian Age and the British Empire
  • The First World War
  • The Great Depression
  • The Second World War
  • Britain since 1945 and the welfare state
  • Great British inventions and sporting figures
  • Government since the Second World War
  • The cities and population of the UK
  • Religious festivals of the UK
  • Popular sports and famous sportsmen and women
  • The development of music, including famous composers
  • British theatre and cinema through the ages
  • British artists and architects
  • Famous British poets and authors
  • Sections of famous British poems
  • British comedy and leisure activities
  • Famous British landmarks
  • Britain as a constitutional monarchy
  • How Parliament works
  • Elections, the government, and the opposition
  • Devolved administrations of the UK
  • The Commonwealth, EU, UN, and NATO
  • British law and justice
  • The courts
  • Fundamental principles and rights
  • Tax
  • Driving
  • Community work and getting involved

Why should I choose a Life in the UK test preparation course with Hamlets Training Centre?

  • First of all, Hamlets Training Centre is accredited by the British Accreditation Council and it is located at the heart of east London
  • We provide Trinity College London’s  English Language course because we are a Listed SELT Course provider
  • Furthermore, we have dedicated tutors overseeing every aspect of your Fast Track Life in the UK training – giving regular feedback and helping you to pass your test
  • Besides these, we provide continuous support and guidance to build your confidence hence we are unique in our teaching and able to provide a Fast Track Life in the UK training.
  • We will teach you until you pass and Book your Life in the UK Test.
  • Our success rate is 95%
  • We provide free mock exams facilities for all candidates

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Needs to pass your B1 English Language Test ?

You must pass a B1 Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or British Citizenship. If you are applying for indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship then you might need to prove your knowledge of the English language by taking an English language at least at B1 level (CEFR).

Want to book a B1 Language Course?

For more information and book a B1 English Language Course please visit https://hamlets.org.uk/courses/b1-selt/

Course Summary

Life in the UK Test

Intensive Exam Preparation Course

Classroom based training DAY : Every Thursday ( 12 pm- 2 pm)
Online access  : Everyday
Course Fee: £250.00
Entry Requirement: Good reading skills in English
Course duration: Normally 5 weeks but we can support you until you pass

Life in the UK Test Course

Distance Learning

(Only for the Learners living outside London)

Training type : Classroom & online training

Duration: 1 day in London  plus 24/7 online access

Course fee: £100.00

Call us or email at info@hamlets.org.uk before you book this course.

Life in UK Test Summary

Test Name: Life in the UK Test
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass mark: 18 out of 24 (75% or more to pass the test)
Test Centre: Choose one of the 5 closest to where you live.
Result: Results on the same day

Frequently Asked Questions

You must book your Life in the UK Test online at least 3 days in advance. It costs £50.

There are around 60 test centres in the UK – choose one of the 5 closest to where you live.

You’ll be tested on information in the official handbook for the Life in the UK Test – you should study this book to prepare for the test.

You’ll have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions about British traditions and customs.

You need all of the following to book a test:

  • email address
  • debit or credit card
  • an accepted form of ID

You have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions based on the Life in the United Kingdom handbook.

You must bring the same ID that you used to book the test.

You must also bring proof of your address that has your name and postcode on it. It must be dated within 3 months of the day of your test. This can be a:

  • gas, electricity or water bill
  • Council Tax bill
  • letter from the Home Office with your name and address on it
  • UK photocard driving licence
  • bank or credit card statement

Bank statements must be an original statement printed by your bank. If you don’t usually get paper statements, you can ask your bank for one. These statements must be stamped by the bank branch that gave you it.

You must score 75% or more to pass the test.

You’ll get a ‘pass notification letter’. You must send the original with your citizenship or settlement application to prove you passed.

You’ll only get one copy of the letter – you can’t get a replacement.

Call the Home Office if you’ve lost your pass letter. You won’t get a new one but they’ll tell you what to do.

Home Office lost pass letters
Telephone: 03001 232 253

You can use one of the following as ID to book the test:

  • passport – it can be out of date
  • UK photocard driving licence – full or provisional
  • convention travel document (CTD), certificate of identity document (CID) or stateless person document (SPD)
  • EU identity card
  • immigration status document endorsed with a UK residence permit on a passport with a photo – it can be out of date
  • biometric residence permit

You can make special requests when you book your test, for example, if you have a disability and need extra equipment or help to access the centre.

You don’t need to take the test if you:

  • are under 18 or over 65
  • have passed it before – for example, if you’re applying to become a citizen and already passed it as part of your settlement application
  • have a long-term physical or mental condition – you must provide either a form or letter from a doctor confirming your physical or mental condition

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