A1 SELT - GESE Grade 2 - English Test for Spouse and Settlement

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A1 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • Further Leave to Remain
  • a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa
  • a Representative of an Overseas Business visa

GESE Grade 2 = A1 test

  • 6 minute speaking and listening test
  • Provisional result emailed by 9am the day after the test
  • Certificate usually sent within 7 days
  • Speaking & Listening only

Prepare for your A1 test

GESE Grade 2 is a 6 minute one-to-one interview with an examiner. One-to-One speaking and listening tests with Trinity examiners will be delivered remotely via video conference. All tests will continue to take place at UKVI approved Trinity SELT centres.

Visit Prepare for your test below to find GESE Grade 2 candidate guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for your exam.

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Take with you to the test

You must take proof of identity (ID) to the SELT test centre. Please read Trinity's SELT Centre Candidate ID policy.

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Further information

What do CEFR, SELT and GESE mean?

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

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