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Why choose LanguageCert SELT
  • Super-fast results:

    Get your official results in just 3 working days

  • The only SELT provider with a re-sit option:

    Give yourself a 2nd chance at passing your exam at minimum cost

  • Scheduling flexibility:

    Select the exam date and time that suits you, up to 24 hours before your test

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Which LanguageCert SELT is right for me?

Depending on your visa type, you may be required to take a 2-skills (Listening & Speaking) or 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) LanguageCert SELT exam.

Application type
Minimum CEFR level
Skills required
LanguageCert SELT exam
 
Application type

Further Leave to Remain:

Family life as a partner of a settled person (spouse / partner)

Family life as a parent (parent of a dependant)

Minimum CEFR level

A1

Skills required

Speaking & Listening

 

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT A1

Application type

Further Leave to Remain (visa extension):

Family life as a partner of a settled person (spouse/partner)

Family life as a parent (parent of a dependant)

A LanguageCert SELT ESOL A2 exam is required for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK.

Minimum CEFR level

A2

Skills required

Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT A2

Application type

Indefinite Leave to Remain — ILR
(Settlement/Permanent Residency)

Minimum CEFR level

B1

Skills required

Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1

Application type

British Citizenship (Naturalisation)

Minimum CEFR level

B1

Skills required

Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring that they take the correct exam. Applicants applying for Study in the UK visas are advised to contact their sponsors to confirm which CEFR level they require before registering for an exam.

Application type
Minimum CEFR level
Skills required
LanguageCert SELT exam
 
Application type

Representative of an Overseas Business visa

Minimum CEFR level

A1

Skills required

Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT A1

Application type

Sportsperson (long term) visa

Minimum CEFR level

A1

Skills required

Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT A1

Application type

Skilled Worker visa (this route replaces Tier 2 General)

Minimum CEFR level

B1

Skills required

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1

Application type

Skilled Work: Health and Care visa

Minimum CEFR level

B1

Skills required

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1

Application type

Ministers of Religion visa

Minimum CEFR level

B2

Skills required

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2

Application type

Innovator visa

Minimum CEFR level

B2

Skills required

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2

Application type

Start-up visa

Minimum CEFR level

B2

Skills required

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring that they take the correct exam. Applicants applying for Study in the UK visas are advised to contact their sponsors to confirm which CEFR level they require before registering for an exam.
Application type
Minimum CEFR level
Skills required
LanguageCert SELT exam
 
Application type

Student visa - below degree level

Minimum CEFR level

B1

Skills required

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1

Application type

Student visa - degree level and above

Minimum CEFR level

B2

Skills required

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert SELT exam

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring that they take the correct exam. Applicants applying for Study in the UK visas are advised to contact their sponsors to confirm which CEFR level they require before registering for an exam.
 
Give yourself a second chance with our re-sit option

• Purchase the Take2 re-sit option when booking for a second chance to pass your exam
Take2 becomes automatically available in case of an unsuccessful SELT result – before final results are issued.

 

For SELT Listening, Reading & Speaking

Automatically activated if you get

- a minimum of 33/50 in one of your SELT components (Written or Spoken) AND a minimum of 25/50 in the Spoken component.

OR

- a minimum of 75/150 in the written component. Your re-sit must be taken within 14 days of the last scheduled SELT exam.

For SELT Listening & Speaking

If you score below 60% you will receive an email to schedule your Take2 re-sit exam within 6 months.

 
Enjoy freedom and flexibility with our online booking system
  • Schedule your exam up to 24 hours before your preferred exam day.
  • Choose the exact date and time of your exams – both for written and spoken components in the case of 4skills SELT exams.
  • Schedule your written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and spoken (Speaking) components for the same day or separately within 14 days of each other.
  • You also have the option to buy an exam voucher and schedule your exam at a later date.

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