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English for UK visa applications

If you are applying for a UK visa, you may need to pass a test (SELT) to prove your knowledge of English.

We have SELT preparation courses at our school in Bath and online SELT preparation courses. These courses cover all of the English language skills that you need to take the test.

You can choose which SELT exam you would like to take. Our exam preparation courses can prepare you for:

  1. Trinity SELT
  2. LanguageCert SELT
  3. IELTS for UKVI
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Trinity Secure English Language Tests

Languages United is a Listed Trinity Course Provider.

Trinity provides 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
  • Integrated Skills in English (ISE) — B1, B2 and C1 tests

Trinity SELT preparation courses

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LanguageCert Secure English Language Tests

Languages United is a LanguageCert SELT Registration Centre.

LanguageCert offers UK Home Office approved SELT exams for UK Visa and Immigration purposes. Their exams cover all visa type requirements for those looking to live, work or study in the UK. LanguageCert SELT exams are delivered worldwide, through an extensive network of SELT Test Centres.

LanguageCert offers candidates complimentary LanguageCert International ESOL certificates and digital badges upon successful completion of their SELT exams.

If candidates achieve an average score of 60% or more in Speaking & Listening or 50% or more in Listening, Reading, Writing and/or Speaking, they will be awarded the corresponding LanguageCert International ESOL certificate(s), regardless of whether they have reached UKVI target scores in each of the language skills tested.

IELTS Secure English Language Tests

IELTS Academic, IELTS General Training and IELTS Life Skills are accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as proof of English proficiency for those wishing to live, work and study in the UK.

The tests are available throughout the world, in locations specified by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). You must sit the test in an 'IELTS for UKVI' test session.

The 'IELTS for UKVI' test session has to meet UKVI administrative requirement, otherwise there are no differences in the test format or questions. The actual test taken is the same – same content, examiners, format, level of difficulty, scoring and so on.

IELTS test results are accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, colleges, governments and employers.