B1 SELT – ISE I – English Test for Skilled Worker, Health and Care Worker, Scale-up Worker and Student visa

Test of 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening

Last Updated : 16-05-2023
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Test: 1 Day

Test of 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening

Certificate: Received within 21 days

Approved: UK Visa and immigration

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

  • Skilled Worker visa
  • Health and Care Worker visa
  • Scale-up Worker visa
  • Student visa (although UKVI requires a B1 test, some institutions require B2 — please check with your sponsor)

Prepare for your test

There are two ISE I exam modules – Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.

  • The Reading & Writing part of the test is 2 hours long
  • The Speaking & Listening part of the test is 18 minutes long, and conducted via a Trinity tablet device which will be set up by your personal steward.

For a Secure English Language Test (SELT), both modules are taken on the same day at a UK Trinity SELT Centre. Candidates must pass both modules for an ISE I (B1) qualification.

Take with you to the test

  • You must take proof of identity (ID) to the SELT test centre. Please read Trinity’s Candidate ID policy for SELTs.
  • Remember to download and complete a Topic Form to take to the exam for discussion with the examiner.
  • Completed Topic Form – ISE I – example content for a topic discussion.

Further information

  • Special needs requests
  • For further visa guidance, please visit the UK government Home Office website

What do CEFR, SELT and GESE mean?

  • CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • SELT = Secure English Language Test
  • ISE = Integrated Skills in English
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