You must pass a Secure 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 or enter the UK, or if you are applying for a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa.


It is a 4 weeks course taken in 2 sessions per week of 4 hours and provides:

  • Initial and diagnostics assessment to determine your readiness for taking a UKVI Grade 2 A2 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  GESE 2 Speaking and Listening Test.
  • Use of professionally prepared pre-test materials with qualified and experience teacher
  • Mock tests prior to your test day
  • Help with booking your UKVI Test
  • Teach you until you pass

A1 Fast Track

It is a 1-day course taken in 2 sessions of 5 hours and provides:

  • Free Language Level Assessment
  • 5 hours of 1:1 in two sessions.
  • This is a Face to Face course with an experienced Languages tutor including use of materials and sample exam papers and exam technique advice.
  • Help with booking your UKVI Test
  • We liaise directly with the Home Office approved Test Centres.
  • Mock tests prior to your test day

Course Content

A1 SELT (For Spouse Visa)

  • 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, eg about possessions
  • Mock exams

English Language Tests Course for UK Visas, British Citizenship, Leave to Remain and Further Leave to Remain

Hamlets Training Centre provides Intensive and Fast Track English Language courses for the 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 and
  • Integrated Skills in English (ISE) – B1, B2 and C1 tests.

We provide classroom based and distance learning English Language courses in the UK, providing access to the high-quality teaching and flexible learning facilities . People living in the following inner and outer London boroughs  can join our regular intensive training course in London:

Inner London boroughs

Camden, Greenwich,Hackney,Hammersmith and Fulham,Islington,Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,Lambeth,Lewisham,Southwark,Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth , Westminster and the City of London .

Outer London boroughs

Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon,Ealing,Enfield
Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames
Merton, Newham,Redbridge,Richmond upon Thames, Sutton and Waltham Forest

On demand FAST Track  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 in London or  our outside  London.

Why A1 SELT Preparation Preparation Course with Hamlets Training Centre?

  • Hamlets Training Centre is a Listed SELT Course Provider
  • Our PGCE qualified English Language teachers can prepare you to pass your A1 test
  • We provide guidance and support
  • We will teach you until you pass
  • Our success rate is 98%
  • We provide free Mock exams facilities for all candidates

Test Summary

We offer free exam booking for our registered candidates. There is a fee for non-registered candidates.

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Course Summary


CEFR level A1 in Speaking and Listening-Exam Preparation

Training: Every Thursday

Time: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Course Fee: £250.00
Entry Requirement: None
Course duration: up to  5 weeks


CEFR Level A1 in Speaking & Listening-Exam Preparation

 One to One Training [ for advanced learners only]

Duration : 3  hours . It’s a one-to-one training  with a teacher

Course Fee: £100.00

Test Summary

Test Name: A1 SELT – GESE Grade II
Duration: 6 mins
Awarding Body: TRINITY SELT
Result: Provisional results on the same day
Certificate: Certificate usually sent within 7 days
Test Type: Speaking & Listening only

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



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