A2 SELT – GESE Grade 3

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

  • Further Leave to Remain (visa 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.

Trinity’s GESE Grade 3 exam = CEFR A2.

GESE Grade 3

  • 7 minute speaking and listening test
  • Provisional results on the same day
  • Certificate usually sent within 7 days
  • Speaking & Listening only

Prepare for your test

GESE Grade 3 is a 7 minute one-to-one, face-to-face interview with an examiner.

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 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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