London – January 28, 2020 – PSI Services (PSI), a global workforce solutions provider of best-in-class assessment content, leading-edge technology, and deep consulting expertise across the career life cycle, today confirmed that it has reached a commercial arrangement with the UK Home Office to deliver the Secure English Language Test, or SELT, for overseas UK visa applicants.
PSI is one of only four organisations to have this arrangement to deliver the approved English proficiency test in non-UK markets for the period 2020 to 2023, with the option to extend for a further two years. It will mean that applicants will have access to PSI’s fully online testing experience via its global test centre network from mid-2020.
Janet Garcia, Executive Vice President of PSI’s Global Credentialing Division, commented, “We’re delighted with this outcome, which represents a significant extension of our engagement with the Home Office, for whom we already deliver the existing ‘Life in the UK’ citizenship test. We see it as a further endorsement of the quality of service that PSI has been able to provide across our programmes to date.”
Garcia went on to say, “We are also excited to be entering into the English Language Testing market that we have seen growing rapidly in recent years, with a flexible, digital approach that we know candidates are looking for.”
The Secure English Language Test is the description given by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to the English language tests that they require as evidence of English Language proficiency for UK visa applications.
The delivery of this programme will further reinforce PSI’s presence in the global secure testing market, which comprises over 2,000 testing locations spanning 160 countries, through which it delivers some 15 million assessments per year.
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that designs robust solutions for our clients by blending best-in-class assessment content, leading-edge technology, and deep consulting expertise across the entire career life cycle. PSI has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to a wide variety of customers across public and private sector industries, ranging from small businesses to global enterprises, leading academic institutions, and government organizations. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, distance learning testing, license management services and other specialized services. Through our work with over 2,000 experts across 160 countries delivering over 15 million tests and assessments per year globally, PSI exists to empower people in their careers and drive organizational success. More information is available at www.psionline.com.