To be able to get a work, study or family visa for the UK, you may need to take an English language test to prove your ability to speak, listen, write or read English. There are different tests that use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) guidance to assess your abilities, such as Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) and IELTS Life Skills tests. We run preparation classes for both Trinity College London SELTs and IELTS Life Skills exams.
At West London College, we have helped hundreds of students successfully pass these tests as a listed SELT course provider. We are separate from Trinity and do not run either Trinity exam sessions or IELTS Life Skills exams, however, when you are ready, we can help you book these tests.
West London College is a listed Trinity College London SELT course provider.
Further Leave to Remain (A1)/Tier 2( Sportsperson) (A1)
For Further Leave to Remain/Tier 2 (Sportsperson), you must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR Level A1 in Speaking and Listening.
Trinity’s GESE Grade 2 exam (CEFR A1)
Further Leave to Remain (visa extension) (A2)
After two-and-a-half years in the UK, non-EEA nationals on the five-year partner or parent route to the settlement must pass a SELT in speaking and listening at A2 level in order to qualify for further leave to remain.
Trinity’s GESE Grade 3 exam (CEFR A2)
Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship (B1)
For Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship you must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening.
Trinity’s GESE Grade 5 exam (CEFR B1)
IELTS Life Skills allows you to prove your English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Levels A1, A2 or B1:
All three are speaking & listening exams; test results are normally available within seven days of your test and are marked as either ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.
Our two-hour class will cover the language and skills needed to pass the exam, and the teacher will advise you if they feel you are ready to sit the exam.
After the class, we can help you book your exam online – as we are not the exam board, please bring ID and a credit/debit card if you wish us to assist you in booking the exam.
We also offer lessons to help students prepare for the Life in the UK test, which is required for British Citizenship. This is not a language test. It is a test of knowledge about the UK – including culture, geography, history and society.
Most exam classes have two students to one teacher; our maximum class size is four.
To book, or for more information, please email EFLEaling@wlc.ac.uk or call 020 8231 6076.