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Password English Language Test

Password English Language Test



An English Language test for international applicants requiring proof of English Language level.

Please contact [email protected] for any questions related to accessing the University of Cumbria Password English Language test.


Detailed Description

The University of Cumbria Password English Language Test (UCPELT) is for international students who are applying for a course at the University of Cumbria and require English Language Certification as part of their application.

The UCPELT is similar to an IELTS test and as it is marked in the same way as an IELTS test the UCPELT offers a comparable result. The benefits of undertaking the UCPELT is that the test is undertaken remotely and can be taken within your own home at a time and date convenient to you without the requirement to travel to a testing centre.

The test takes up to three and a half hours to complete and comprises of four sections: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

The time allowance for each section is as follows:

Reading: 75 Minutes

Writing: 30 Minutes

Listening: 60 Minutes

Speaking: 20 Minutes

Students are allowed a short ten-minute break between the Writing and Listening sections of the test.

Students will be required to register with Examity in order schedule their test appointment at a convenient time and to undergo security and technical checks prior to commencing the test.

Most reasonably modern PCs meet the requirements to run Password tests:

You will require:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 or 11 operating system
  • Stable Internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 200kbps
  • Google Chrome (version 53 or above) web browser
  • Headphones or speakers
  • A microphone

The exam cannot be accessed using Mac computers, Tablets or Mobile Phone devices. 

Test results will be available to students within 7 working days of test completion. The test result is non transferrable and cannot be used at other Higher Education institutions.

A copy of the Terms and Conditions can be downloaded once you have made your purchase in your Online Store 'My Account' area.

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