As mentioned in our previous update, the Secure English Language Test (SELT) list is changing from 6 April 2015.
As part of the new English language testing, IELTS (one of the two test providers) has launched a new type of test “IELTS Life Skills”. This test has been especially created for UK visa applications and applicants can book a slot to take the test from 30 March 2015. However, the test only covers Speaking and Listening. Therefore, individuals who need to sit an English language test as part of a Tier 2 (General) application will not be able to rely on this type of IELT test which requires applicants to be tested in all four area (speaking, reading, writing and listening). More information can be found here.