Your course must lead to an approved qualification

To be granted a Student Visa in the UK, you must be awarded 70 points in total, 50 of which for meeting all Study requirements. One of these requirements is that the course of study, unless it is a pre-sessional course, must lead to an approved qualification.

An approved qualification is one which is either validated by Royal Charter, or awarded by a UK recognised body, or covered by a legal agreement between a UK recognised body and another education provider or awarding body.

An approved qualification is also one which is at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 or above (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or accredited at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 6 or above (in Scotland).

An overseas qualification may be an approved qualification if UK NARIC assesses it as valid and equivalent to Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 or above.

An aviation licence, rating or certificate issued by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is also an approved qualification.

If you want to apply for a Student Visa and need specialist advice, feel free to contact me. Please note that I am an accredited immigration adviser, not an employee of the UK Visas and Immigration. I charge fees for the advice provided.