If your CAS was assigned to you on or after 21 April 2011, your education provider must ensure that:
- you are competent in English language at a minimum of CEFR level B2, if you will be enrolling on a course at NQF 6/QCF 6/SCQF 9 or above (unless you are a gifted student studying at a higher education institution - see below); or
- you are competent in English language at a minimum of CEFR level B1, if you will be enrolling on a course at NQF 3-5/QCF 3-5/SCQF 6-8; or
- you are a national of a majority English-speaking country
If you do not meet the English language requirement, your education provider cannot assign a CAS to you.
Interview with UKBA officers
If you are applying to Tier 4 from overseas, you may be required to attend an interview with UK Border Agency officers, either as part of your visa application or when you arrive in the UK. If you are required to attend an interview and you cannot show at that interview that your English language ability is at the required standard, we may refuse your application or refuse to let you enter the UK.