B2 SELT – ISE II

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at least CEFR level B2 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening for a:

  • Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa 
  • Tier 4 (General) Student visa (although UKVI requires a B2 test, some institutions require C1 — please check with your sponsor
  • Innovator visa
  • Start-up visa

ISE II = B2 test

  • 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 II 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 20 minutes long, and conducted via a Trinity tablet device which will be set up by your personal steward

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 II (B2) qualification.

Visit Prepare for your ISE II test to find guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for both modules.

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Computer-based test option

Candidates take the Reading & Writing part of ISE II (B2) on a computer at Hammersmith - London West. Find out more.

Take with you to the test

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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
  • ISE = Integrated Skills in English

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