For most applications, you must provide proof that your language abilities meet ICAO
requirements. For UK issued licences, this means you must demonstrate proficiency in English.
Language proficiency is assessed on a scale of 1 to 6, with Level 6 being the standard of an
expert speaker of the language. The international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requires the
minimum standard for a licence holder to be Level 4.
The UK CAA can only endorse English language proficiency levels on the licences that we
You will probably be tested on your language skills during your skill test and your level of
ability will be recorded in the examiner’s report form. As long as you are assessed as a Level 6
speaker, the examiner’s report will count as proof of your language proficiency and you will not
need to send us anything else.
Only UK-registered examiners can assess your English language proficiency during a skill test.
When they do this, they can either mark you as a Level 6 (an expert speaker) or recommend you are
assessed by a language school. They are not able to issue any other Level.
You can also have your language proficiency assessed at
Details of these organisations are published in Standards Document 31, our list of approved
training organisations. Download Standards Document 31.
If you are assessed at one of these organisations, you must include a completed form SRG 1199 with the rest of your application.
The form must be signed by one of the following people:
The form must show the language, the proficiency level and the validity date.
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