Trinity SELT Cardiff


Take your Home Office approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) at our Cardiff Centre every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at a time that suits you. Trinity SELTs are approved for applications to UKVI for visas, UK visa renewal, British Citizenship, Settlement, and Leave to Remain.

You can book your preferred date, time, and level of test for your UK visa requirements below. If you're unsure what test you need, you can find more information about UKVI here.

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Trinity SELT Cardiff centre

The Trinity SELT Cardiff centre is located at:

Temple Court, 13a Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HA

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Prepare for your test

Trinity has many resources available to help you prepare for your exam. Depending on the exam that you need to take, you can access study guides, materials, and practice activities tailored to your learning needs.

RESOURCES AND MATERIALS

Extra products to help you

Exam Protect and the Trinity GESE App can be purchased when booking a SELT exam or purchased separately by contacting our Customer Service team on 0333 358 3183.

Exam Protect - Exam Protect is an optional service that can give you more flexibility and peace of mind before sitting your Trinity SELT GESE Grade 2 (A1), Grade 3 (A2), or Grade 5 (B1) exam. Exam Protect gives you two advantages at the same time:

  • One resit of your SELT exam at the same level, at no extra cost, should you not pass your test.
  • One reschedule of your exam to a new date and time of your choice, with no further admin charges, if requested up to 24 hours before the test day.

Trinity GESE Study App - The Trinity GESE Study App is an on-the-go study tool. Designed by English language experts, the App covers all areas of study required for the GESE Speaking and Listening test at Grade 2 (A1), Grade 3 (A2), or Grade 5 (B1). The digital App can be accessed through an iPhone or Android mobile or tablet device and can help you to:

  • Practise your speaking and listening skills
  • Improve your vocabulary
  • Practise your grammar

Cardiff SELT preparation course provider

If you are interested in attending SELT exam preparation classes before you take your test, please find your local Cardiff SELT Preparation Courses below.

ADULT LEARNING WALES - CARDIFF

To see a full list of Approved Service Providers click here

Cardiff Immigration Advisors

If you require independent and qualified advice to help and support you on your visa/Citizenship Immigration journey you can speak to your local immigration advisor below.

IMMIGRATION ADVICE SERVICE (IAS) - CARDIFF

To see a full list of Immigration Advisors click here

Why choose Trinity?

Trinity English language tests are very good at promoting effective learning because they reflect the way English is used in real life outside of the exam room. But that’s not the only reason to book your SELT test in Cardiff with Trinity College London.

Real-life accredited examiners

Trinity College London uses human examiners to run SELT tests. This allows for more flexibility than computer adapted tests do.

Convenient location

Our Cardiff SELT centre is conveniently located on Cathedral Road, a short walk along the River Taff from Cardiff Central Station - you can choose the exam date and time that fits your schedule.

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Digital Certificate

To ensure fast and secure delivery we issue digital certificates to candidates through the Accredible platform.

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“All the team at Trinity SELT Cardiff provide excellent service. Staff members are very professional, friendly and helpful, making me feel confident. The examiner made the conversation so easy that I didn't feel like I was in an exam at all. Highly recommend booking a test here!”

Dima, GESE Grade 5
Trinity SELT Cardiff            

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Cardiff frequently asked questions

The Trinity SELT centre in Cardiff is located at Temple Court, 13a Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HA. Tests are available to book every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

With over 20 SELT test centres across the UK, Trinity offers tests seven days a week. You can choose from 100's of slots based on the date, time, and location that works best for you. View them all here.

Your ID must be valid on the date of the exam, and you must have it with you on the day of the exam. Please see our SELT Candidate ID Policy for more information.

The following are the only ID types that can be used to book an exam:

ID type

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Passport

 

Identity card of EEA nationals

The EEA includes the European Union (EU) countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. European Union countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden.

UK Biometric Residence Permit

 

Convention Travel Document

 

Stateless person's Travel Document

 

Trinity Approved Service Providers offer preparation courses for your SELT. Visit Adult Learning Wales, your local Cardiff SELT Preparation Course provider.

See a full list of Approved Service Providers.

Trinity’s Directory of Immigration Advisors is a list of some of the organisations in the UK that offer independent and qualified advice to help and support you on your Visa/Citizenship Immigration journey. Visit Immigration Advice Service (IAS) your local Cardiff immigration advisor.

See a full list of Immigration Advisors.

For GESE tests:

Your provisional result will be emailed to you by 9am the day after you take the test. A provisional result is an unconfirmed result, and is potentially subject to change, until approved by Trinity and confirmed as the final result. Once we have approved your result, within 4-7 days after your test date, you will receive another email to confirm your final result. After receiving your final result email, you will receive an email from ‘Trinity College London via Accredible’ within 24 hours with a link to access your digital certificate.

You can then use your UER number in your digital certificate to proceed with your UKVI application.

For ISE tests:

Within 21 days of taking your exam, you will be emailed your final result and your Diagnostic Report, containing your performance across all the skills tested in your exam. Upon receiving a passing grade, after receiving your final result email, you will receive a 2nd email within 24hrs from, 'Trinity College London via Accredible', with a link to access your digital certificate.

All Trinity certificates are valid for life as evidence of the candidate’s achievement and performance in a Trinity exam. However, where certificates are used for UK visa or immigration purposes, Trinity has recommended to the UK Home Office that, for security reasons, only certificates less than two years old should be accepted.

For enquiries about Trinity Secure English Language tests in SELT centres:

For general Trinity enquiries:

When you book your test online for Cardiff, please select ‘Yes’ on the part of the form where it says ‘Special needs/requirements’ and enter any information about your needs/requirements. A Trinity SELT staff member will be in touch to discuss your needs and tell you how to apply for any arrangements.

Passing a Trinity exam is a reliable predictor of language performance in the world outside the test. Trinity English tests are very good at promoting effective learning because they reflect the way English is used in real life outside of the exam room.

Our speaking exam is a one-to-one conversation with a Trinity examiner. The exam format enables a meaningful exchange of information, ideas and opinions with the examiner, instead of a formal ‘question and answer’ interview, so this helps you to feel confident and do your best.

With Trinity you are supported all the way. Trinity SELTs and the test processes have to meet specific UKVI requirements and they must be ‘secure’ to make sure that the person taking the test is who they say they are and that people cannot cheat. This approach might seem very strict, but it is necessary and our SELT staff make every effort to help you navigate through the process with as much ease as is possible – from booking your exam online to taking your test on the day.

About Trinity College London

Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. We specialise in the assessment of communicative and performance skills covering music, drama, combined arts and English language. With over 850,000 candidates a year in more than 60 countries worldwide, Trinity qualifications are specifically designed to help students progress.

Visit About us to find out more.

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