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A2 SELT – GESE Grade 3

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A2 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • a Further Leave to Remain (visa extension), required two and a half years after passing an A1 test.

Trinity’s GESE Grade 3 exam = CEFR A2.

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.


GESE Grade 3
  • 7 minute speaking and listening test
  • Provisional results on the same day
  • Certificate usually within 7 days
  • Speaking & Listening only


Book your GESE Grade 3 exam

You must take exams for visas at a SELT centre.

Find a centre Book GESE Grade 3 Prepare for your test


Prepare for your exam

GESE Grade 3 is a 7 minute one-to-one, face-to-face interview with an examiner.

Visit our Prepare for your GESE Grade 3 exam page to find candidate guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for your exam. 


Take with you to the exam


What do CEFR, SELT and ISE mean?

CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
SELT = Secure English Language Test
GESE = Graded Examinations in Spoken English

For further visa guidance, please visit the UK government Home Office website.


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