Tier 4 of the points-based system covers the different types of visas for students and is divided into the following two subcategories:
For students aged 16 or over, this subcategory covers students for the duration of their course. The points for attributes under Appendix A of the Tier 4 policy guidance are awarded to applicants seeking entry clearance on the basis of their "Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies" which is issues by the sponsoring education provider.
For children aged from 4 to 16 who wish to be educated in the UK and are studying at a fee paying school. Children under the age of 16 will be granted up to six years leave to remain or the duration of the course.