C1 SELT – ISE III - English Test for Student visa

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at least CEFR level C1 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening for a:

  • Student visa (although UKVI requires a B2 test, some institutions require C1 — please check with your sponsor)

Book your ISE III test

ISE III = C1 test

  • Test of 4 skills: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening
  • Test taken in 1 day
  • Certificate usually sent within 21 days 

Prepare for your test

There are two ISE III 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 25 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 III (B2) qualification.

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

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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.
  • Remember to prepare a formal presentation handout to take to the exam for discussion with the examiner - see Guide for Students – ISE III (SELT)
  • You may use brief notes to help you give your presentation, but you may not read from a script

Book your ISE III test

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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