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A2 Secure English Language Test now available

7 March 2015

From Monday 14 March, Trinity will offer SELTs at level A2 in its centres across the UK, supporting the new English language requirement for family route migrants seeking to extend their stay in the UK.
From October 2016, non-EEA national partners and parents on the family route will need to pass a SELT exam in speaking and listening at level A2 in order to qualify, after two-and-a half-years in the UK, for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement.

Level A2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR) equates to Trinity GESE Grade 3.

The new requirement will not be implemented before October 2016, to allow those affected sufficient time to prepare for the new test. It will not affect those applying for further leave to remain before then. Further details will be confirmed by the Home Office in the next few weeks.

Phil Bond, General Manager of Trinity SELT, said: ‘Trinity supports thousands of learners each year to progress and ultimately achieve their goals. We will continue to help candidates improve their English language skills along a progressive pathway, in the same way we support musicians, actors and dancers to develop and succeed.’


Notes to Editors

  • Trinity College London is approved by the Home Office to provide Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) for family route and work visa applicants who are required to demonstrate a knowledge of the English language.
  • There are ten Trinity SELT centres across the UK, providing exam sessions throughout the week.
  • Trinity’s Listed SELT Course Providers offer preparation courses across the UK in Trinity’s range of Secure English Language Tests. To find a Listed SELT Course Provider near you, visit our website.
  • Telephone enquiries: 020 3011 5183
  • Email: selt@trinitycollege.co.uk 

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