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Home Office approve  English Language Test centres

Students-on-campus_sizeMAs a result of last year’s visa controversy, only two organisations are now authorised by the Home Office to run SELT (Secure English Language Test) tests in the UK.

A SELT certificate is necessary for many types of visa applications. These include GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) speaking and listening exams that are required for Spouse/Partner, Parents of Dependents and Settlement or Naturalisation visas.

ISE (Integrated Skills in English)  SELT tests, which assess all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), are required for a variety of other visas including Student, Sponsored Skilled Worker, Religious Worker, Entrepreneur, General Highly Skilled Worker and Sportspersons.

Trinity College London, an international exam board, has been assessing English language proficiency for over 75 years and operates 10 SELT centres, approved by the Home Office, throughout the UK at the following locations: Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London Holborn, London Hammersmith, Manchester, Newcastle and Peterborough.

Trinity’s Manchester centre is located in the heart of the city, just by St Peter Square, delivering SELT tests up to 5 days a week and offering drop in sessions for candidates and professional advisers.

The Manchester Centre Manager, Robert Toth, said, “We are delighted to have won Home Office approval and will do our utmost to welcome all applicants into our centre. We opened on 6 April 2015 and, in the short time we have been running, have served many applicants originating from all over the world. Security is paramount and we have strict procedures in place to comply with Home Office requirements. At the same time, we understand that a ‘test’ can be stressful, so we pride ourselves on our friendly approach to put our applicants at ease. Our candidates are many and varied, including some premier league footballers!”

For further information and test bookings please visitwww.trinityselt.co.uk or call 0333 358 3183 MondaySaturday.