You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening for a:
- Tier 2 (General) visa
- Tier 4 (General) Student visa (although UKVI requires a B1 test, some institutions require B2 — please check with your sponsor)
Trinity’s ISE I exam = CEFR B1.
- Test of 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening
- Test taken in 1 day
- Certificate usually sent within 21 days
Prepare for your test
There are two ISE I exam modules - Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.
- The Reading & Writing part of the test is 2 hours long
- The Speaking & Listening part of the test is 18 minutes long
For a Secure English Language Test (SELT), both modules are taken on the same day at a UK Trinity SELT Centre. Candidates must pass both modules for an ISE I (B1) qualification.
Visit Prepare for your ISE I test to find guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for both modules.
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Computer-based test option (Hammersmith - London West only)
Candidates take the Reading & Writing part of ISE I (B1) on computer at the Hammersmith - London West SELT Centre - find out more.
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.
- Remember to download and complete a Topic Form to take to the exam for discussion with the examiner.
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What do CEFR, SELT and GESE mean?
- CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- SELT = Secure English Language Test
- ISE = Integrated Skills in English