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WELCOME TO HAMLETS TRAINING CENTRE

At Hamlets Training Centre, our commitment is to provide high quality, professional training. Hamlets Training Centre caters for all students offering courses in short Health and Safety, Food Safety, Food Allergy, Fire Safety, First Aid, English Language (ESOL) and  Life in the UK.

As a Listed SELT Course provider Hamlets Training Centre  provides Home Office approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) preparation courses  at our training centre based in Tower Hamlets in East London and online .

For UK  visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).

Secure English language test (SELT)  requires to prove your English language abilities with a

For the following application routes to the UK  , you will need to take a test that assesses your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities:

  • Innovator
  • Start-up
  • Skilled Worker
  • Minister of Religion
  • Student

For the following application routes to the UK , you will need to take a test that assesses your speaking and listening abilities:

  • Sportsperson
  • Representative of an Overseas Business
  • partner
  • parent
  • settlement (also known as indefinite leave to remain)
  • citizenship

The level of test you will need, known as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level, will depend on the route you are applying for. To find out which level you need, see the specific guidance for your immigration route.

Approved test providers

If you are in the UK

You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • Trinity College London
  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • LanguageCert
  • Pearson

If you are outside of the UK

You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • PSI Services (UK) Ltd
  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • LanguageCert
  • Pearson

Source

B1 SELT – GESE Grade 5 – English Test for British Citizenship

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
  • Settlement/Permanent Residency
  • British Citizenship (Naturalisation)

A2 SELT – GESE Grade 3 – English Test for Visa Extension

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

  • Family partner (extension), required two and a half years after passing an A1 test
  • Family parent (extension), required two and a half years after passing an A1 testUK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires non-EEA nationals to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in speaking and listening at level A2 after two and a half years in the UK, in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement.

A1 SELT – GESE Grade 2 – English Test for Family Partner and Family Parent

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A1 in Speaking and Listening for:
  • Further Leave to Remain
    • Family partner
    • Family parent
  • Representative of an Overseas Business visa
  • Sportsperson visa T2

 GESE Grade 2 = A1 Mock  test/ Assessment

GESE Grade 2 mock exam is a 6-minute one-to-one interview with an experience teacher.

  • 6-minute speaking and listening mock test
  • Provisional feedback given on the day after the mock test/ assessment
  • Speaking & listening only

 GESE Grade 3 = A2 Mock  test/ Assessment

GESE Grade 3 mock exam is a 7-minute one-to-one interview with an experience teacher.

  • 7-minute speaking and listening mock test
  • Provisional feedback given on the day after the test
  • Speaking & listening only

SERU Assessment

Safety, equality and regulatory understanding requirement

With more than 12 years of experience providing secure English Language Test courses for Immigration, settlement, British citizenship and Private Hire Hamlets Training Centre is offering the intensive face to face, classroom and eLearning course for Safety, equality and regularity understanding requirement ( SERUE) inline with the guidance provided by the TfL. Transport for London ( TfL) has  introduced a requirement for applicants for a London private hire vehicle (PHV) driver’s licence to demonstrate an understanding of safety, equality and regulatory matters. The requirement came into force on 1 October 2021, and it applies to both new applicants and those applying to renew their licence.

The SERU assessment is computer-based, and it is delivered by TfL staff at  TfL offices.  The SERU assessment will involve multiple choice questions and completing sentences by adding missing words.

The handbook is a working guide for PHV drivers and is an invaluable tool. The Handbook will be kept under review and may be altered or amended to reflect any changes in the law or changes to TfL policies and guidance. We expect all PHV licensees to regularly review the Handbook and remain familiar with its contents. The SERU assessment will cost £36. A resit will cost £16

What are in the SERU assessment?

The SERU Assessment for Private Hire Drivers is based on PHV Driver Handbook published by TfL which includes the following 6 important aspects:

  1. a)    Drivers’ obligations under the PHV (London) Act 1998 including the associated regulations and relevant obligations including under the Equality Act 2010;
    b)    Policies and guidance issued by Transport for London (TfL) or other persons which are relevant to London PHV drivers;
    c)    The particular needs of passengers that arise because a passenger has (or
    may have) a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010;
    d)    Protecting children and adults at risk from harm and abuse;
    e)    Passenger and driver safety;
    f)    Road and vehicle safety.

English Language Requirement from 1 October 2021

On 1 October 2021 TfL introduced changes to how applicants can satisfy the ELR.  They are now required to undertake and pass two separate assessments: a speaking and listening assessment and the Safety, Equality and Regulatory Understanding (SERU) assessment which is used to determine their reading and writing skills.

For more information on these changes and how it affects you, please visit tfl.gov.uk/ph-language

Speaking and listening assessment

The speaking and listening assessment consists of a 15-20 minute conversation that will take place at TfL offices.

The assessment will be undertaken by a secure video or telephone link to our service provider, PeopleCert, and it will cost £36 when taken for the first time and £16 for a re-sit.