English language tests for private hire drivers
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that all new applicants, and existing private hire drivers applying to renew their licence for the first time since the introduction of this new requirement, must now meet the equivalent of a B1 English language requirement.
Trinity’s ISE I Secure English Language Test (SELT) has been approved by TfL for this purpose – full details and how to book this exam are detailed below.
ISE: Integrated Skills in English I (B1) SELT
Book your exam
Only ISE (B1) tests taken at a SELT centre are approved by TfL for private hire driver licence applications.
Prepare for your exam
Visit Learning support resources for private hire drivers to find guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for this exam.
Take with you to the exam
- You must take proof of identity (ID) to the SELT test centre. Please read Trinity’s SELT Centre Candidate ID policy
- Remember to download and complete a Topic Form to take to the exam for discussion with the examiner.
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 working days.
Visit our Understanding your ISE I (B1) results page for:
- Information 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
- TfL = Transport for London