A2 SELT - GESE Grade 3 - English Test for Visa Extension

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A2 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • Family partner (extension), required two and a half years after passing an A1 test
  • Family parent (extension), required two and a half years after passing an A1 test

    UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires non-EEA nationals to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in speaking and listening at level A2 after two and a half years in the UK, in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement.

Book your GESE Grade 3 test

GESE Grade 3 = A2 test

  • 7 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 A2 English test

GESE Grade 3 is a 7 minute one-to-one interview with an examiner. One-to-one speaking and listening tests with Trinity examiners are delivered remotely via video conference on a Trinity tablet device which will be set up by your personal steward at a UKVI approved Trinity SELT centre.

Visit Prepare for your test below to find 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 Candidate ID policy for SELTs.

Book your GESE Grade 3 test

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

“The staff were very kind and helpful, I was very nervous but they made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Thank you very much.”

Rayan Elmustafa, GESE Grade 5
Trinity SELT Edinburgh

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