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Secure English Language Tests for UK visas

Trinity provides tests across the UK that are approved by the Home Office as Secure English Language Tests (SELTs):

  • Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) - A1 and B1 tests
  • Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - A2, B1, B2 and C1 tests

SELTs are used for applications for visas, leave to remain and citizenship to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), part of the Home Office.

There are ten Trinity SELT centres in the UK, providing GESE and ISE exam sessions throughout the week at times to suit you.

Home Office approved

 

Which exam should I take? 

Trinity GESE and ISE exams are available for the following UK visa categories. Select an exam level below and click through for more information and guidance.

Visa description
CEFR* level required Skills required Trinity exam

Spouses and partners: further leave to remain - FLR(M)

Parents: further leave to remain - FLR

A1 Speaking and listening

GESE Grade 2

Indefinite leave to remain (to settle) - ILR

Citizenship

B1 Speaking and listening

GESE Grade 5

Tier 1 (General) visa C1 Reading, writing,
speaking and listening
ISE III
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa B1

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE I
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa B1

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE I
Tier 2 (General) visa B1

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE I
Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa B2

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE II
Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa A1

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE Foundation (A2)

Tier 4 (General) student visa — below degree level

Although UKVI requires a B1 test, some institutions require B2 — please check with your sponsor

B1

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE I

B2

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE II

Tier 4 (General) student visa — degree level and above

Although UKVI requires a B2 test, some institutions require C1 — please check with your sponsor

B2

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

ISE II

C1

Reading, writing,
speaking and listening

 ISE III

*CEFR= Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

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