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You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at least CEFR level B2 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening for a:

  • Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa 
  • Tier 4 (General) Student visa (although UKVI requires a B2 test, some institutions require C1 — please check with your sponsor)

Trinity’s ISE II exam = CEFR B2.


  • Test of 4 skills: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening
  • Can be taken in 1 day
  • Certificate usually received within 15 working days


Book your exam

You must take exams for visas at a SELT centre.

Find a centre Book ISE II Prepare for your test


Prepare for your exam

Visit ISE II (B2) teaching and learning support resources to find guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for this exam.


Take with you to the exam


Results and certificates

When you get your results for ISE, you receive:

  • a certificate if you passed both parts of the exam
  • a diagnostic report for each skill showing how you performed in the exam 

Candidates who pass both parts of their ISE SELT test usually receive their certificate within 15 days.


Visit our Understanding your ISE results page for:

  • Information for if you pass or fail
  • Understanding your diagnostic report
  • ISE scoring information
  • How to improve your skills if you have failed



What do CEFR, SELT and ISE mean?

  • CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • SELT = Secure English Language Test
  • ISE = Integrated Skills in English

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