What are SELT exams?

SELT (Secure English Language Tests) Tests were introduced by Home Office to test English Levels of candidates for their immigration/visa applications for e.g. if you are applying for Spouse Visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain, British Citizenship or any other Home Office Visas from UK or abroad.

From November 2015 only Trinity College London or IELTS SELT centre certificates will be accepted for Home Office purposes.


Who needs to do it?

Most Home Office applications require a SELT exam. You can call us to confirm if you require a test and at what level. We are OISC registered Immigration Advisors and we can confirm which English Language Test you are required to do. Below is a general guide:

  1. A1 for spouse/partner/parent visa
  2. A2 for spouse/partner/parent visa extension (after initial 2 1/2 years)
  3. B1 for settlement / citizenship applications


There are other Home Office applications such as Tier 1, 2 work permits or Tier 4 student visas or EU residency applications. Call us to find out which English Test you are required to do for your Tier 1, 2 or 4 or work permit or points-based system applications. 0208 594 0036.


SELT Preparation courses

London Pioneer College provides SELT preparation courses to fully prepare candidates for their tests and pass the A1, A2 or B1 Test first time. LPC used to be a SELT exam centre and has valuable experience preparing candidates because the test is the same test that was conducted at our centre and we received feedback from Trinity SELT Examiners on all candidates that passed the A1, A2 or B1 English Language Test.

LPC has on-going admission so candidates can start any time.


Why prepare with LPC?

London Pioneer College was a SELT Centre and has experience in preparing candidates for SELT exams at A1, A2, B1 or B2 level (for Tier 2 & 4 applications).

LPC has friendly and experienced staff who can guide you through the process initially providing a free assessment to establish the level of English and which test for either the Spouse, Settlement or Naturalisation application and then prepare you for the test until you are ready then book the test. We will also provide free 10 minute Immigration Advice to ensure you are submitting the correct application to Home Office.

LPC will provide necessary materials to help you prepare for the test and improve your spoken English. Once you are ready – we will do a mock test similar to the real test to ensure you are fully prepared and to give you confidence.

Please select one of the packages from below or come and visit us for a free assessment and we will book you onto a suitable package.


Free test booking if you register for one of the following packages, (otherwise we charge £30 for test booking):

Duration Time Cost
6 weeks Mon-Fri: 11am to 1pm £350
12 weeks Mon-Fri: 11am to 1pm £650
6 Months Mon-Fri: 11am to 1pm £1,250


For tailored packages or training more than a month please contact us for free assessment and prices.

For more information call us: 0208 594 0036


The above information is correct at the time of publishing and for up to date information please check Home Office website or call us.