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A2 SELT GESE Grade 3

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A2 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • Further Leave to Remain (visa extension), required two and a half years after passing an A1 test.

Trinity’s GESE Grade 3 exam = CEFR A2.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires non-EEA nationals to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in speaking and listening at level A2 after 2.5 years in the UK, in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement.


GESE Grade 3
  • 7 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 3 is a 7 minute one-to-one, face-to-face interview with an examiner.

Visit our Prepare for your GESE Grade 3 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 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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