This visa is for people from outside Europe who want to study in the UK (both school and higher education).
There are two student visa categories:
Tier 4 (General) – This category is for students coming to the UK for post-16 education. A Tier 4 (General) student must be at least 16 years old.
Tier 4 (Child) – This category is for children between 4 and 17 years old coming to the UK for their education. Children between 4 and 15 years old can only be educated at independent fee paying schools.