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Citizenship

"I have enjoyed the learning process, as it has challenged me and I have learnt so much that is relevant to my work. I would advise anyone who is thinking about doing this course to come here. There is so much support available, if you need it. Especially for students like me, who have not studied for a long time." (Ann, Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care)

Our accredited programme will support you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to pass the government’s citizenship test.

Our programme will:

  • Provide you with the language skills needed to meet the Government’s ‘Knowledge of English’ test
  • Help you to prepare for the Government’s ‘Life in the UK’ test
  • Help you to understand British culture

Remember: to apply to become a British Citizen (through the UK Government), you must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Be of good character – for example, you don’t have a serious or recent criminal record
  • Continue to live in the UK
  • Meet the ‘Knowledge of English’ and ‘Life in the UK’ requirements
  • Meet residency requirements

And you must usually have:

  • Lived in the UK for at least the last five years before the date of your application
  • Spent no more than 450 days outside the UK during those five years
  • Spent no more than 90 days outside the UK in the last 12 months
  • Had settlement (‘indefinite leave to remain’) in the UK for the last 12 months, if you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Had permanent residence status for the last 12 months, if you’re a citizen of an EEA country
  • Not broken any immigration laws while in the UK

For more details on what is required to be considered for UK citizenship, go to the Government website.