GESE face-to-face in-person examiner sessions


The information below relates to Trinity’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) undertaken in-person at registered exam centres.

It is designed for centre representatives, exam co-ordinators, administrators, supervisors, invigilators, stewards and teachers who would like to find out more about:


Running an exam session

Best practice guidance for centres

The GESE Best Practice Guidebook provides all the information needed to administer and run Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English.

Download the guide

Exam room set-up

Ensure your exam room set-up adheres to our guidelines.

Policies and procedures

Before the exam, centres should ensure that all candidates are aware of Trinity’s Candidate Identity (ID) Policy.

For all exams, candidates must be made aware of the Notice to Candidates for Speaking and Listening.

Remember to tell candidates:
They cannot bring mobile phones, laptops or other devices into the Speaking and Listening exam room. 

As a registered exam centre, you should ensure that all staff involved in the preparation and conduct of GESE exams are completely familiar with, and ensure your centre complies with, Trinity policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are outlined in the following documents and on our website:

Booking an exam session

Trinity Online

Bookings for Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English exams must be completed using Trinity Online. You can learn more about this process in the guides below:

Additionally, please contact your Trinity representative if you have any queries about your Trinity Online account or would like to discuss your booking.

Booking deadlines

All Trinity exams have closing dates by when all entries and payments must be made. Details of booking deadlines in the UK and Ireland can be found in the table below:


Booking deadline

United Kingdom

8 working days before the exam date

Republic of Ireland

10 working days before the exam date

Exam fees

Fees are charged per candidate/mode/level as shown in our latest fee sheets.

Special needs provision

For candidates who require any adjustments to their exam or would simply like to make the examiner aware of a disability or health condition, please complete the form available on our Special Needs Provision page for English language exams and send it to Trinity at the same time of exam entry, along with appropriate supporting evidence, if required, at least 28 days before the exam. 

Booking re-sits

Once results have been issued re-sits can be booked immediately for the next available session subject to the usual booking notice.


Results and certificates

You will usually receive results and certificates in the following timeframes:



48 hours

4 weeks

Understanding results

Learn more about Graded Examinations in Spoken English results and certificates.

Enquiries about results

See the dedicated section of the website to find out more about Trinity's results review service, re-marks and appeals.


Additional information

Please familarise yourself with our additional considerations for centre representatives in light of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and contagious illnesses

For administration and general support for Trinity’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) in the UK or Ireland, please contact your named Trinity coordinator who is your primary point of contact for exam arrangements.

Please also see our frequently asked questions.

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