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Tests for UK Visas, British Citizenship, Leave to Remain

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

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

  • 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: 0333 358 3183 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. Click on the exam link shown for more information, guidance and preparation materials.

  • Note: the Home Office has announced that, as from 1 May 2017, non-EEA nationals will need to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in speaking and listening at level A2 after two-and-a-half years in the UK in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement.
  • Download the SELT immigration adviser brochure.

 

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)

This is the current A1 English language requirement.

A1 Speaking and listening

GESE 
Grade 2

Further Leave to Remain (visa extension):

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

Note: from 1 May 2017, an A2 English language SELT is required for family route Leave to Remain applications after two-and-a-half years in the UK.

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 (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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