B1 SELT -Approved English Language Test For Indefinite Leave to Remain/British citizenship.

You must pass a B1 Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or British Citizenship.

B1 Secure  English Language Test Course for  Trinity’s SELT Examination 

B1 SELT – Intensive English Language Course

It is a 4 weeks intensive course – Every Monday & Thursday 

  • Weekly classroom based training: Monday & Thursday ( 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Weekly distance learning training: Monday & Thursday ( 10:00 am-12:00 pm)

In the beginning there is an initial and diagnostic assessment for the B1 SELT test. This is to determine your readiness for taking a UKVI B1 Secure English Language Test. It is the only Speaking and Listening exam to fulfil the knowledge of English Language requirement. The diagnostic test is to help the teacher and learners identify problems that they have with the language. As a result you get preparation for your selected UKVI B1 Secure English Language Test. Furthermore you get the use of professionally prepared pre-test materials with qualified and experience teachers. Additionally  you get mock tests prior to your test day. Coupled with help with booking your UK Visas and Immigration test. Most importantly we will teach you until you pass and receive Indefinite Leave to Remain or Citizenship!

B1 SELT – Fast  Track English Language Course

 This is a 4 days Fast track language preparation course 

  • Classroom based training: 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Monday-Thursday
  • Distance learning class : 10:00 am-12:00 pm ( Monday-Thursday)
  • Free Language Level Assessment
  • 1:1/ small group  training within a week
  • A face to face training / distance learning   with experienced language tutors
  •  Includes use of materials and sample  exam technique advice.
  • Help with booking your UKVI Test
  • Support provided until you book your test
  • Mock tests prior to your test day

This is the best training centre I know and it’s the one I will use in the future. B1 SELT English Language test is tough to do and with Hamlets Training Centre it became easy. I can’t praise my teacher enough with all the support he has given me. I found the centre very family oriented as I didn’t just feel like a student but part of Hamlets Training Centre. My friend told me to come to Hamlets Training Centre to do my B1 for Indefinite Leave to Remain, I was a little worried however after meeting the team I knew I was in the best hands. My husband felt very satisfied and his hard to satisfy. We had many questions about the course and everything was easy to understand. I would recommend Hamlets Training Centre to not only my friends and family but to everyone. Thank you to everyone working at Hamlets Training Centre. I look forward to seeing you all soon for my Life in the UK Test course.

December 2019

Why should I choose the B1 SELT Preparation Course for ILR or British Citizenship?

Prove your knowledge of English for citizenship and settling application to UK

Hamlets Training Centre provides exam preparation courses specially designed for Trinity B1 SELT GRADE 5 GESE exam as it is a Listed SELT Course Provider. You might need to prove your knowledge of English Language if you are 18 or over and applying for British Citizenship or settlement.You can choose from our group classes (intensive) or individual lesson (Fast Track/distance learning). Our qualified and experienced English Language teachers can prepare you to pass your B1 test with attention to guidance and support. Current success rate of our students for this exam is 95% as well as that we teach you until you pass your desired language test. Furthermore we provide free mock exam facilities for all candidates.

Test Summary- B1 SELT  Trinity College London

The B1 English Language Test ( GESE Grade 5) is taken at Trinity College London which is approved by Home Office / UKVI. It is a 10 minute Speaking & Listening test  which is equivalent to  ESOL Entry 3. If you are  eligible and applying for British citizenship or indefinite leave to remain then you must pass this secure English Language test  at SELT centre.

Who needs the English language requirement at B1 level?

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

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship 

Trinity’s GESE Grade 5 exam = CEFR B1.

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

Need to pass your B1 Speaking & Listening  test?

In brief you can give  us your details with a short message so we can contact you.

Life in the UK Test

This is the only official test you need to take because it is the requirement for your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK. For more information about the course and booking Life in the UK test please visit https://hamlets.org.uk/courses/life-in-the-uk/

What are students have said about https://youtu.be/bAI4rWJDzmA

B1 SELT Test Centres in London 

London Kings Cross 

Trinity SELT
344-354 Grays Inn Road (HQ)
Kings Cross
Contact number
0333 358 3183

London Hammersmith

Trinity SELT
77-85 Fulham Palace Road
W6 8JA
Contact number
0333 358 3183

London Croydon

Trinity SELT
AMP House, 7th floor
Dingwall Road

Course Summary

B1 SELT Intensive English Language – 4 weeks 

Training: Small group training

Course  Fee: £250.00

Weekly Course day: Monday or Thursday ( 10:00 am-12:00 pm)

Who are these classes for?

  •  Settlement/ British Citizenship application

Entry Requirement : A2/ Equivalent


  • Free training for unsuccessful candidate
  • Support in  Exam booking

B1 SELT – Fast Track ( 1 week)

Training: Small group training

Course  Fee: £200.00

Course days: Monday- Thursday

Time:  10:00  am-12:00 pm

Who are these classes for?

  • Settlement/ British Citizenship application

Entry Requirement : A2 / Able to speak in English


  • Free training for unsuccessful candidate
  • Support in Exam booking


Test Name: B1 SELT – GESE Grade 5
Duration: 10 min
Awarding Body: TRINITY SELT
Result: Provisional results on the same day
Certificate: Certificate usually sent within 7 days
Test Type: Speaking & Listening only

London SELT Centres

London Kings Cross

344-354 Grays Inn Road (HQ)
Kings Cross,London, WC 1X 8BP

London Hammersmith

77-85 Fulham Palace Road
Hammersmith , London, W6 8JA

London Croydon

AMP House, 7th floor
Dingwall Road, Croydon , CR0 2LX

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.

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 King’s Cross, 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.

Hamlets Training Centre is a Listed SELT provider. To book your course visit https://hamlets.org.uk/courses/b1-selt/

Trinity also has Listed SELT Course Providers that offer preparation courses for your SELT. Please visit their 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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