You must pass an A1 Secured English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A1 in Speaking and Listening if you are a non-EEA national applying for leave to remain in, spouse visa, enter the UK, or if you are applying for a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa.

Prepare for your A1 GESE Grade 2 SELT test

A1 English Language  for Spouse visa / leave to remain / leave to enter in UK

Course duration: 2 weeks

  • Classroom ( Monday-Thursday ): 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • Learning from home ( Monday-Thursday): 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • Learning from home ( Saturday & Sunday) – 10:00 am-11:00 am

Course fee: £200.00 only

This intensive course  provides:

  • Initial and diagnostics assessment to determine your readiness for taking a UKVI Grade 2 A1 Secured English Language Speaking and Listening Test.
  • Diagnostic test to help the teacher and learners identify problems that they have with the language.
  • Preparation for your selected UKVI A1 SELT GESE Grade 2 Speaking and Listening Test for spouse visa in UK
  • Use of professionally prepared pre-test materials with qualified and experience teacher
  • Mock tests prior to your test day
  • Help with booking your UKVI / A1 SELT GESE Grade 2 Trinity College London exam and Language Cert SELT Examinations Registration Centre exam which are Home Office approved.
  • Support you until you pass

Trinity’s SELT Exam Centres in UK

  1. Belfast – Trinity SELT, Forsyth House (Regus), Cromac Square, Belfast, BT2 8LA
  2. Birmingham – Trinity SELT,1 Victoria Square (Regus).Birmingham,B1 1BD
  3.  Cardiff-  Trinity SELT, Temple Court,13a Cathedral Road,Cardiff,CF11 9HA
  4. Edinburgh- Trinity SELT,16 St. Marys Street,Edinburgh,EH1 1SUhttps://seltbooking.trinitycollege.co.uk/OEWeb/loadExamDtl.do
  5. Glasgow-Trinity SELT, 7 Buchanan Street,6th Floor (next to House of Fraser),Glasgow,G1 3HL
  6. Leeds-Trinity SELT, West One,114 Wellington Street,Leeds,LS1 1BA
  7. London Central – Blackfriars,Trinity SELT,Blue Fin Building, 10th Floor, Southwark Street Entrance, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU
  8. London Central – Kings Cross,Trinity SELT,344-354 Grays Inn Road (HQ),Kings Cross,London,WC1X 8BP
  9. London North – Stratford,Trinity SELT,Bizniz Point, 44 Broadway, Stratford,London,E15 1XH
  10. London South – Croydon AMP House,Trinity SELT, AMP House,4 Dingwall Road,Croydon,London,CR0 2LX
  11. London South – Croydon Stephenson House,Trinity SELT, Stephenson House,Cherry Orchard Road,Croydon,London,CR0 6BT
  12. London West – Hammersmith,Trinity SELT,77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London,W6 8JA
  13. Manchester-Trinity SELT, Peter House (Spaces),Oxford Street,Manchester,M1 5AN
  14. Peterborough-Trinity SELT, Stuart House (Regus),St John’s Entrance, St John’s Street,Peterborough,PE1 1QF
  15. Portsmouth-Trinity SELT,John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen St,Portsmouth,PO1 3HN,
  16. Preston – Central Lancashire,Trinity SELT, Recycling Lives Building,1A Essex Street,Preston,Lancashire,PR1 1QE

A1 Fast Track English Language Test preparation for Spouse visa / leave to remain in UK

Course duration: 2 weeks

  • Classroom ( Monday-Thursday ): 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • Learning from home ( Monday-Thursday): 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • Learning from home ( Saturday & Sunday) – 10:00 am-11:00 am

Course fee: £200.00 only

  • Small group training with experienced and qualified English Language teacher
  • This is a Face to Face/ Distance Learning (via online)  Language course for UK marriage visa / spouse visa application  including use of materials and sample exam papers and exam technique advice.
  • Help with booking your UKVI Test for the A1 Secured English Language Exam with Trinity College London or Language Cert SELT Examinations Registration Centre
  • We liaise directly with the Home Office approved Trinity College London and Language Cert SELT Examinations Registration Centre.
  • Mock tests prior to your test day

Course Content

A1 Secured English Language Test Preparation for Spouse Visa required by the Home Office

  • Understand short, simple questions, requests, and statements
  • Respond with appropriate actions and positive and negative short form answers
  • Contribute to the conversation using memorized phrases and short statements
  • Use a basic range of words and simple phrases related to personal details and situations
  • Ask for very basic personal information, e.g. about possessions
  • Mock exams

Why A1 SELT Preparation Preparation Course with Hamlets Training Centre?

  • Hamlets Training Centre is a listed SELT course provider by Trinity College London and Language Cert SELT Examinations Registration Centre
  • Our PGCE qualified English Language teachers can prepare you to pass your A1 Secured English Language test which is approved by the Home Office.
  • We provide guidance and support
  • We will teach you until you pass
  • Our success rate is outstanding
  • We provide free Mock exams facilities for all candidates

    On demand FAST Track Secured English Language Course for immigration/ settlement/citizenship:

    As a national training provider, we provide training across the UK. We welcome to candidates joining our English Language courses from the other major cities of the United Kingdom including: Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, Norfolk and Norwich, Portsmouth, Leeds, Kent, Cardiff , Newport , Belfast, Swansea and Edinburgh, etc.  
    As a Listed SELT Course Provider we  can prepare you  for the Trinity’s  SELT exams or Language Cert SELT Examinations Registration Centre exam that are Home Office approved in London or  our outside  London.

Knowledge of English

You may need to prove your knowledge of the English language when you apply.

You can prove it with an academic qualification, or by taking a test.

You do not need to prove it if you’re applying as a:

  • child
  • adult coming to be cared for by a relative

Academic qualifications

You can prove your knowledge of English if both:

  • you have a degree or academic qualification that was taught or researched in English
  • your qualification is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree or higher

You’ll need to provide a certificate from UK NARIC confirming this when you apply.

Take an approved English language test

You can prove your knowledge of English by passing an approved English language test with at least a CEFR level A1 in speaking and listening.

If you want to settle permanently in the UK within 5 years

If you took the CEFR A1 when you first applied for your visa, you’ll need to take a CEFR A2 test when you apply to stay after 2.5 years.

If you did not need to do the CEFR A1 when you first applied for your visa but you need to do it now, you’ll need to pass it when you apply to stay after 2.5 years.

When you will not need to prove your knowledge of English

You will not need to prove your knowledge of English or take a test if:

  • you’re over 65
  • you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from meeting the requirement

You also will not need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of one of the following countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA

COVID 19: Hamlets Training Centre’s plan to combat coronavirus  and encourage social distancing while learning continues

How Does Distance Learning work ?

Hamlets Training Centre has introduced Distance learning in addition to its regular  classroom training,  which is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher in the classroom. In the UK, this online virtual learning system has already become popular to many students either doing a short training course such as A1 or B1 SELT English   course for immigration, Food Safety training for Hospitality and Catering or taking a degree from a university.

Distance learning works by using PCs, tablets, phones and the internet so that you can study from remote places such as your home or office, rather than attending a in our Training Centre. It is a not only a precautionary step to encourage social distancing but also, it’s a flexible solution to learn around your work, travelling and family commitments.

 How will you receive your distance learning education from us?

Our Distance learning  course are delivered in a paced format like our traditional classroom-based training in which learners commence and complete a course at the same time. We have been using ZOOM platform to teach our students online which is currently one of the most common mode of distance education delivery.

Hamlets Zoom Class Sessions

As a registered subscriber of https://zoom.us/ we allow our students to log in to a web classroom system at a pre-scheduled time which is an interactive way to create engagement and teach our students in this fully online course. To log in to the class is easy, straight forward and students friendly.

What is Zoom?

For those who weren’t familiar with Zoom prior to practicing social distancing, it’s a video- and audio- conferencing and screen-sharing tool that allows up to 1,000 participants to conference remotely at once.

Frequently Asked Questions

Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) assess English Language ability and are taken under specific secure conditions. Trinity SELTs are approved by UKVI, part of the Home Office, for Leave to Remain, British Citizenship (Naturalisation) and Tier 1, 2 and 4 visa categories where evidence of English language ability is a requirement.

Following a procurement exercise by the UK Government, Trinity is one of only two providers that have been approved to provide Secure English Language Tests for UKVI. This change took effect on 6 April 2015.

The Trinity exams offered for SELT purposes are:

  • Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) – A1, A2 and B1 tests
  • Integrated Skills in English (ISE) – B1, B2 and C1 tests

The level and type of the exam you need to take is determined by the type of visa you require. Visit the Trinity UK visa test pages for more information.

More information can be found about the individual examinations via the Trinity UK visa test pages. Everyone who is required to take a four skills test will need to take Trinity SELT ISE based on the revised ISE exams published in February 2015.

For each type of visa application, you need to take a specific test. Follow the links on this page for your test, and then choose ‘Prepare for your exam’.

Trinity’s SELT exams are available at test centres across the UK. These are located in London Croydon, London Holborn, London Hammersmith, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Peterborough.

Trinity has a wide variety of resources available for each available SELT including sample papers, videos, self-study resources and publications.

Visit our resources page and follow the link for the SELT you are preparing for.

Trinity also has Listed SELT Course Providers that offer preparation courses for your SELT. Please visit our map to find a Listed SELT Course Providers near you.

Your ID must be valid on the date of the exam, and you must have it with you on the day of the exam. The following are the only ID types that can be used to book an exam:

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



Our Accreditations

Trinity's Secure English Language Test Centres in UK

Trinity provides Home Office approved Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) across the UK. These tests are approved for applications to UKVI for visas, British Citizenship and Leave to Remain:
Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) - A1, A2 and B1 tests
Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - B1, B2 and C1 tests
There are ten Trinity SELT centres in the UK, providing exam sessions throughout the week. You can prepare for a Trinity SELT at one of these course providers.
SELT Exam Centres
in your area

Trinity SELT
1 Victoria Square (Regus)
B1 1BD

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Trinity SELT, Temple Court
13a Cathedral Road
CF11 9HA

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Croydon - London South

Trinity SELT, Stephenson House
Cherry Orchard Road

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Trinity SELT, 7 Buchanan Street
6th Floor (next to House of Fraser)
G1 3HL

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Hammersmith - London West

Trinity SELT
77-85 Fulham Palace Road
W6 8JA
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Kings Cross - London Central

Trinity SELT
344-354 Grays Inn Road (HQ)
Kings Cross

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Trinity SELT, West One
114 Wellington Street

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Trinity SELT, Peter House (Spaces)
Oxford Street
M1 5AN

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Trinity SELT, Stuart House (Regus)
St John’s Entrance, St John’s Street

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Stratford - London North
Trinity SELT
Bizniz Point, 44 Broadway
E15 1XH
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Trinity SELT
John Pounds Centre
23 Queen St

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Trinity SELT
Strathmore, Scott House,
10 South St Andrews Street
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We cover all over the UK

Our online based distance learning courses for Secure English Language Test (SELT-A1/A2/B1), Life in the UK Test, Food Safety , Health & Safety including   more than 100 courses are suitable for anyone living in the following area of London and the major cities and town in the United Kingdom:

E1 Whitechapel , E2 Bethnal Green, E3 Bow, E4 Chingford,E5 Clapton,E6 East Ham,E7 Forest Gate,E8 Hackney,E9 Homerton,E10 Leyton,E11 Leytonstone,E12 Manor Park,E13 Plaistow,E14 Poplar / Docklands,E15 Stratford,E16 Victoria Docks and North Woolwich,E17 Walthamstow,E18 Woodford and South Woodford,E20 Olympic Park, Barking Central, Bromley East, Canary Wharf East,Chislehurst, Croydon – North, Ealing,Enfield Central,Enfield South,Epsom North,Euston,Hammersmith – Central,Harrow Central,Islington,Uxbridge South Watford,Wimbledon East,Wimbledon Central,Tower Hamlets and Central London

Cities in England:

Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury ,Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Kingston upon Hull ,Lancaster ,Leeds, Leicester ,Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, City of London, Mancheste,r Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford ,Peterborough ,Plymouth ,Portsmouth, Preston, Ripon, Salford, Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Truro, Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester and  York

Cities in Wales:

Bangor, Cardiff, Newport, St Davids and  Swansea

Cities in Scotland:

Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling

Cities in Northern Ireland:

Armagh, Belfast, Londonderry, Lisburn and Newry

Despite many LIVE distance learning courses our online courses are accessible to everyone in UK and abroad in 24/7.