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Secure English Language Tests for UK visas

Secure English Language Tests for UK visas

Trinity’s GESE and ISE exams are approved by the Home Office as Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) for visa applications to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

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News

The UK Home Office has announced changes to the arrangements for SELTs from 6 April 2015:

  • Trinity College London has been reappointed as a provider of SELTs in the UK from 6 April
  • Trinity SELTs will be available from Trinity’s SELT centres in ten locations around the UK

For further information about these changes please read our news release.

 

Trinity GESE and ISE exams are available for the following UK visa categories:

Visa description
CEFR* level required Skills required Trinity test
Spouses and partners A1 Speaking/Listening

GESE Grade 2

Indefinite leave to remain (to settle) or citizenship B1 Speaking/Listening

GESE Grade 5

Tier 1 (General) visa C1 Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing
ISE III
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I
Tier 2 (General) visa B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I
Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa B2

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE II
Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa A2

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE Foundation

Tier 4 (General) student visa - below degree level

Note: some institutions require ISE II (B2) - please check with your sponsor.

B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I

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

Note: some institutions require ISE III (C1) - please check with your sponsor.

B2 Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing
ISE II

Tier 4 (General) student visa

Note: some institutions require ISE III (C1) - please check with your sponsor.

C1 Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing
ISE III

*CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

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