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Cambridge English issues correction and apologises to Trinity

22 September 2014

Cambridge English has apologised to Trinity College London for an editorial error that led to the publication and distribution last week of a bulk mailing to Cambridge English’s registered preparation centres which may have inadvertently given the impression that:

  1. Trinity has been removed by the UK Home Office from its list of approved SELT providers and
  2. The Cambridge English list of exams recognised for SELT purposes remains unaltered.

In fact, both of these statements are untrue.

Since the publication of the mailing, Trinity has received many enquiries from worried customers and contacts from both the UK and abroad expressing concern about whether it is still offering Home Office-approved English Language tests.

The Cambridge English correction, which is being sent to all recipients of the earlier mailing, is below:

“In a recent message sent to you on 10th September we may have inadvertently given the impression that the exams offered by Trinity College London have been removed by the Home Office from its list of approved SELT providers. This is not the case. Trinity College London voluntarily removed its ESOL Skills for Life test in the same way Cambridge English has removed BULATS. Trinity continues to offer the GESE Grade 2 and above, and ISE for visa and immigration purposes through its network of registered SELT centres. We apologise for any confusion caused and ask you to delete our previous mailing from your systems, all copies made of it and any promotional materials derived from it immediately so that the confusion does not recur.”

Sarah Kemp, CEO of Trinity College London, said:

“I am pleased that Cambridge English has issued an apology correcting its mistake. Trinity has an international reputation for integrity and the quality of its examination process built over many generations. Our candidates trust us to provide them with first class examinations and support that meet – and often exceed – current regulatory requirements.”

“We would like to assure centres and candidates that Trinity continues to offer the GESE Grade 2 and above, and ISE for visa and immigration purposes through our registered SELT centres.”

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