Contact the Trinity SELT office
Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am-5.30pm
Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) assess English Language ability and are taken under specific secure conditions.
Trinity's ISE I (B1) SELT is accepted by Transport for London (TfL) for private hire driver applications where evidence of English language ability is required.
Trinity’s ISE I SELT is a B1 four skills test that meets the TfL requirement.
To help you prepare for your test, Trinity offers a wide variety of preparation materials and resources including:
Please note: ISE exams assess language skills and not contextual knowledge about the topics used in the exam tasks. Candidates do not need any prior specialist knowledge about a topic to take the exam.
Trinity College London SELT qualifications are approved by UKVI for British Citizenship, Settlement and visa applications. This means that the ISE I (B1) SELT can also be used for applications for:
Click here to see a list of UKVI English language requirements.
*Below degree level. Although UKVI requires a B1 test, some institutions require B2 — please check with your sponsor.
Trinity has 3 SELT centres in London at London Central – Blackfriars, London South – Croydon Stephenson House, London West – Hammersmith which hold regular exams for ISE I (B1).
View our London SELT centre map to find your closest SELT centre and to book.
Your ID must be valid on the date of the exam, and you must have it with you on the day of the exam. The following are the only ID types that can be used to book an exam:
Identity card of EEA nationals
The EEA includes the European Union (EU) countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and Switzerland. European Union countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden.
Biometric Residence Permit
Biometric Residence Card
Travel Document issued by the United Nations or the Red Cross
Convention Travel Document
Stateless person's Travel Document
All Trinity certificates are valid for life as evidence of the candidate’s achievement and performance in a Trinity exam. However, where certificates are used for UK visa or immigration purposes, Trinity has recommended to the UK Home Office that, for security reasons, only certificates less than two years old should be accepted.
Trinity College London is a registered charity and international exam board that has been testing English language for over 75 years. With a rich heritage of academic rigour and a positive, supportive approach to assessment, Trinity provides recognised and respected qualifications across a unique spectrum of learning areas including English language, music, rock & pop, communication skills, drama and arts activities. Visit About Trinity to find out more.