The Home Office requirements to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain or British Citizenship are to pass:

1) The Life in the UK Test (Multiple Choice Test on a computer)

2) B1 English Test (Speaking & Listening Test)


The Life in the UK Test is a computer-based multiple-choice test in English.

You will have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions. You must get 18 correct to pass and obtain a pass notification, which will be given to you on the test day.  Book the test online at:

The test is based on ‘Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents’.

Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents, 3rd Edition - Front

It is important that you read the latest edition of ‘Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents’ in order to gain the necessary understanding before you take on the Life on the UK test. This is the only official handbook for the Life in the UK test. You can buy this book from WH Smiths.

Even though we no longer conduct the test at our Barking, East London location, we provide thorough Life in the UK test training packages so you can pass the test the first time. 1 out of 3 people fail this test according to Home Office, so we strongly advise taking advantage of our training packages to help you prepare and ultimately pass.

Life in the UK Test Training Packages

London Pioneer College has been helping people prepare and pass the Life in the UK Test for more than 7 years. We have seen that many candidates of the Life in the UK test do not adequately prepare before proceeding to the test. With our comprehensive training packages and courses, you will be sure to pass with London Pioneer College.

It is estimated that the majority of fails are based on candidates who have taken the test while unprepared. It is vital to use the Life in the UK guidebook alongside our services.

Our training is based on the following:

  • The Life in UK Book which details all test questions and answers
  • Genuine practice questions collected from people who have passed
  • Working with you to make sure that you are ready to take the test
  • Important exam techniques which will help you achieve extra test marks,

London Pioneer College offers different packages to suit different individual needs. We have tailored our Like in the UK training packages to every kind of candidate that is wishing to pursue UK citizenship.