Section 4.3 of the most recent SET (O) form published on 6 April 2016 (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... _04-16.pdf
) seems to be confusing for an applicant demonstrating the English Language requirement using a UK-based academic degree. The form calls for the following evidence:
An academic qualification deemed by UK NARIC to meet the recognised standard of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD in the United Kingdom
UK NARIC has confirmed that the qualification was taught or researched in English; or
the qualification was taught or researched in the UK or a majority English speaking country (other than Canada)
I am aware of the (FAQs - English Language requirements for settlement) post in the ILR section of this forum which clearly states: "If you hold a UK qualification that you wish to use as evidence of English language proficiency: Submit your original (bachelor, master or PhD) degree certificate. No other document required". However, the above underlined phrase does not seem to exempt UK-based degrees and thus implicitly suggests that all degrees should be assessed by NARIC. Is this correct?
If my understanding is incorrect, on what basis should an applicant tick the box corresponding to the above underlined phrase given that NARIC does not assess UK-based degrees?
Many thanks for your help and thoughts.
N.B. I have already proven the English Language requirement in two previous Tier 1 (General) applications using a UK-based degree recognised by the no-longer available PBS calculator. How can I make use of this fact to support my ILR application?