Which Trinity College London Test Should I Take?
Further Leave to Remain (A1)
For Further Leave to Remain you must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at CEFR level A1, in Speaking and Listening. This is usually when you want to stay in the country after marriage, or as a parent, and your visitor visa is coming to an end.
Trinity’s GESE Grade 2 exam (CEFR A1)
Further Leave to Remain (extension) visas (A2)
After two-and-a-half years in the UK, partners and parents on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement will need to pass a SELT in speaking and listening at A2 level in order to qualify for an extension to 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 in the UK), or for 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)
Express English College can also help you prepare for Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) examinations, which are used for a range of tests for university entrance and for other professional reasons.
ISE 1 (B1) (student visa below degree level/skilled worker/health and care worker visa)
ISE 11 (B2) (student visa above degree level/minister of religion visa, Innovator/start-up visa
ISE 111 (C1) (student visa above degree level for some universities).
Life in the UK Test
You also need to take a ‘Life in the UK’ Test as part of your application. This is NOT a Trinity test. Visit the government Home Office website for more information about the ’Life in the UK’ test. Express English College offers one-to-one tuition in Life in the UK Test reading and practice.
Life in the UK Test: Reading, Preparation and Practice
Course Duration: 30 Hours (Rolling Programme)
You will read, discuss, and gain confidence in understanding the Life in the UK Handbook, a detailed guide to UK life, both in the past (starting with the first invasions into what we now call the UK), and the present (including political, social, economic, and cultural matters affecting UK residents today).
In each lesson, the highly experienced teacher will help you read and understand an average of 3-5 pages of the book (1-2 sections). They will help you to discuss and summarize the content, so as to remember important information for the test. There will also be time for a practice test, or to answer a relevant selection of questions, based on the day’s learning.
As the course is a rolling programme, you may start at any time. If this means you missed an earlier section of the book, do not worry: after completing the book, the class will ‘jump back’ to the beginning again, so you will be able to catch up!
Class times: 9.00 - 12.00 (Break time 10:45 - 11:00)
Lesson length: 45 minutes
Minimum age: 17 years old
Class size: Maximum of 12 students
Levels: Beginners to advanced