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A1 SELT GESE Grade 2

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A1 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • Further Leave to Remain
  • a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa
  • a Representative of an Overseas Business visa

Trinity’s GESE Grade 2 exam = CEFR A1.


GESE Grade 2
  • 6 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 2 is a 6 minute one-to-one, face-to-face interview with an examiner.

Visit our Prepare for your GESE Grade 2 exam page to find candidate guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for your exam. 

Guidance and preparation activities SELT preparation courses

Book your test

You must take exams for visas and Further Leave to Remain at a SELT centre.

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Take with you to the test


What do CEFR, SELT and ISE mean?

CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
SELT = Secure English Language Test
GESE = Graded Examinations in Spoken English

For further visa guidance, please visit the UK government Home Office website.


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