- Before exam attendance is confirmed, candidates must:
Payment is via the PayPal website. You do not need a PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account please select guest checkout out and card type to see which payment methods are available in your country. Please contact email@example.com if this is not possible.
You should receive a confirmation of payment email / invoice from PayPal.
You may be refused entry to the test if you have not completed the booking steps outlined on the website.
It is your responsibility to check your personal details are correct on the SWELT exam registration form. If there are any errors, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All correspondence will take place through the e-mail address you register with.
Provision of hardware is made directly by you (the registered candidate) and is NOT the responsibility of English Language Training Services (ELTS) or Swansea University.
You (the registered candidate) should ensure that you have appropriate insurance cover in place to cover such incidental expenses prior to making a booking.
You (the registered candidate) should ensure you have appropriate insurance in place to cover any costs in the event of cancellation.
Cancellation Policy: In the event of the exam being cancelled, English Language Training Services (ELTS) and Swansea University will not be liable for reimbursing any incidental expenses incurred by you (the registered candidate) in connection with your exam attendance.
If you cannot make the test for any reason, please email email@example.com as soon as possible, so that someone else can take your place. Please note cancellation within 48 hours of the test date will incur the full £100 fee, including for those eligible for a free test.
Security & ID: You must show one of the following forms of ID during the Respondus pre-test checks when sitting each paper:
- register for the test.
- make payment in full (where applicable).
- undertake a pre-SWELT test to ensure your computer and network meet the minimum technical requirements for the online SWELT test.
- a valid passport
- a UK biometric residence permit (if you, the candidate, do not possess a valid passport)
If you do not possess any of these forms of ID, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE your test. If we are unable to verify your identity, your result will initially be withheld. If you do not present to us clear ID that we are able to clearly cross reference against the recordings of your test, your exam will be cancelled.
Resit policy: Please note that candidates are not allowed to re-take the SWELT test more than once within three calendar months. If you sign up for more than two SWELT dates, you will be allocated a place on the earliest two tests only. The second test will be considered a resit. Priority for test places is always given to first time test candidates. Resits will be prioritised in the following order:
- Those who have experienced technical issues.
- Those within half a band of their target score.
- Those with an imminent admissions or visa deadline (proof may be requested).
All other candidates, including those who have exceeded the two tests within three months limit, will not be allowed to take a further SWELT for three months.
Appeals: If you wish to appeal your score, please apply to email@example.com with your SWELT number, the paper you wish to be reviewed and reason. You must do this within one week of receiving your result.
Current ELTS students are not eligible for a SWELT test as STEAP and portfolio assessment are deemed equivalent, unless you receive a referral from your course coordinator.
Exam staff reserve the right to refuse entry to any candidate. The decision made by exam staff is final.
Please note Swansea English Language Test scores are valid for a maximum of two years.
- If you have any support requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and at least 2 weeks before the test date so that we are able to make any necessary arrangements.
- Please note, all requests to claim alternative arrangements must be supported by current acceptable evidence of disability, specific need, mental health difficulty, or specific learning difficulty. They type of evidence required will vary according to the individual's specific circumstances. However, it will usually come from an external agency with detailed knowledge of the student's condition, e.g. GP, consultant, Educational Psychologist. The cost of providing such evidence must be met by the student and will be held on file for 2 years (the test validity period).
SWELT is administered by English Language Training Services at Swansea University. Swansea University is the data controller and is committed to protecting the rights of students in line with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Swansea University’s full Student Privacy Statement can be viewed here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/about-us/compliance/data-protection/
For the purposes of verifying your identity to accurately assign exam scores, we need to collect the following details. Your full name, date of birth, e-mail address, nationality, a copy of valid ID and a recording of both the test and the spoken interview. Your details will be deleted from our records after two years (the length of time for which the test score is valid). If you sat the test in a country outside the EEA, we will transfer your test scores and resulting personal data only to the e-mail address you register with or any other contact details held by Swansea University’s admissions department. Your data will be shared only within Swansea University (unless you have given express written permission for your data to be shared with other persons) for purposes of verifying your English Language Score. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please e-mail email@example.com at any time. However, please be aware that this will result in us being unable to verify or share any exam results with the relevant departments within the University.