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Secure English Language Tests for UK Visas

Trinity provides Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) across the UK.

These tests are approved for applications to UKVI for visas, Leave to Remain and British Citizenship:

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

There are ten Trinity SELT centres in the UK, providing exam sessions throughout the week. You can prepare for a Trinity SELT at one of these course providers.

Telephone enquiries: 020 3011 5183. Email: selt@trinitycollege.co.uk.

Home Office approved
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Which exam do I need?

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. 

 

Application type
CEFR* level required Skills required Trinity exam

Further Leave to Remain:

  • Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)
  • Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependant)
A1 Speaking and listening

GESE 
Grade 2

Further Leave to Remain (extension visa):

  • Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)
  • Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependant)
A2 Speaking and listening

GESE 
Grade 3

Indefinite Leave to Remain — ILR
(Settlement/Permanent Residency)
B1 Speaking and listening

GESE 
Grade 5

British Citizenship (Naturalisation) 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

Speaking and listening

GESE
Grade 2

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

The CEFR levels shown above reflect the minimum requirements for applications. UKVI English language requirements can also be satisfied by a Secure English Language Test taken at a higher CEFR level.

*CEFR= Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

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