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Life in the UK Courses

Our Life in the UK online courses provide 24 hours of interactive discussion classes over 12 weeks, and will give you the best chance of passing your Life in the UK Test. 

  • Focus on key information included in the test
  • Understand the content of the Life in the UK Official Handbook & Study Guide
  • Feel confident about passing your Life in the UK Test
  • Brings the culture and history of the UK to life 
  • Practice tests at the end of each unit with questions similar to the real test
  • Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing

About the Life in the UK Test

The Life in the UK Test can only be taken at approved Home Office Test Centres. You can book your test online at 

When booking your test make sure you read the instructions carefully and enter your details as they appear on your identification. You must book your test at least 7 days in advance. 

You must take the test as part of your application for British citizenship or to become a permanent resident of the UK. 

The test consists of 24 multiple choice questions based on ALL parts of the Life in the UK Official Handbook. You need to get 18 out of 24 questions correct to pass the test. The test questions are different for each person taking the test. 

You have 45 minutes to complete the test.

You will need a copy of the Official Handbook Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide For New Residents 3rd Edition published by TSO.

You may also like to get a copy of Life in the United Kingdom Official Study Guide, and Life in the United Kingdom Official Practice Questions and Answers to help with your studies.

There is also A Practical Guide To Living In The United Kingdom that contains useful everyday information on law, work, money, housing (buying & renting), marriage & family, health, education & community. 

It's important that you use the 3rd Edition. 


How much does it cost?

English with Cara offers more for your money with flexible subscription options suit your budget. For more information check our price list for 2017/18. 

Entry Requirements

Previous knowledge of English at pre-intermediate (CEFR B1) level is advised. You may be asked to complete a short language assessment before starting a course.

How to apply

Registration for our Life in the UK online course starting January 2018 is now open. 


Many people find the books difficult to read and understand

This course will give you the very best chance of passing your Life in the UK Test! 

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Thank you Cara for the wonderful Life in the UK lessons and very interesting discussions.

Ana -  Slovakia (community classes)


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