SELT Preparation Courses for UK Visas and Immigration

Secure English Language Tests approved by the UK Visa and Immigration service (UKVI)

What is a SELT?

SELT stands for Secure English Language Tests approved by the UK Visa and Immigration service (UKVI) for Leave to remain, British Citizenship, Work and Student visas.

Where can I take my test?

You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • LanguageCert
  • Pearson
  • Trinity College London
  • IELTS SELT Consortium

We prepare students for the IELTS SELT Consortium.

The table below shows which IELTS SELT Consortium you need to take according to the visa you are applying for.

What test do I need to take for my visa?

Application typeCEFR level requiredSkills requiredIELTS SELT Consortium test
LIVE IN THE UK
Further Leave to Remain:
• Family partner
• Family parent
A1Speaking and listeningIELTS Life Skills at A1 – Pass
IELTS for UKVI2 – 4.0 in Speaking and Listening
Further Leave to Remain (visa extension):
• Family partner
• Family parent
A2Speaking and listeningIELTS Life Skills at A2 – Pass
IELTS for UKVI2 – 4.0 in Speaking and Listening
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
Settlement/Permanent Residency
B1Speaking and listeningIELTS Life Skills at B1 – Pass
IELTS for UKVI2 – 4.0 in Speaking and Listening
British Citizenship (Naturalisation)B1Speaking and listeningIELTS Life Skills at B1 – Pass
IELTS for UKVI2 – 4.0 in Speaking and Listening
STUDY IN THE UK
Student visa — below degree Although UKVI requires a B1 test, some institutions require B2 — please check with your sponsor B1Reading, writing, speaking and listeningIELTS for UKVI - 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 4 (General) student visa - degree level and aboveB2Reading, writing, speaking and listeningIELTS/IELTS for UKVI3 – 5.5overall, and in each of the four skills
WORK IN THE UK
Representative of an Overseas Business visaA1Speaking and listeningIELTS Life Skills A1 - Pass
IELTS for UKVI - 4.0 in Speaking and Listening
Sportsperson visa (T2)A1Speaking and listeningIELTS Life Skills A1 - Pass
IELTS for UKVI - 4.0 in Speaking and Listening
Skilled Worker visaB1Listening, Reading, Writing and SpeakingIELTS for UKVI
4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Health and Care Worker visaB1Listening, Reading, Writing and SpeakingIELTS for UKVI
4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Innovator visaB2Listening, Reading, Writing and SpeakingIELTS for UKVI
5.5 overall, and in each of the four skills
Start-up visaB2Listening, Reading, Writing and SpeakingIELTS for UKVI
5.5 overall, and in each of the four skills
Minister of Religion visa B2Listening, Reading, Writing and SpeakingIELTS for UKVI
5.5 overall, and in each of the four skills

We offer the following IELTS Life Skills Preparation courses:

  • IELTS Life Skills – A2 Speaking and Listening (offered in the UK only).
  • IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening.The IELTS Life skills preparation course is designed to help students prepare for the SELT needed for the following visa types:Further Leave to Remain (visa extension):
    • Family partner
    • Family parent
    • Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
    • Settlement/Permanent Residency
    • British Citizenship (Naturalisation)

    The course focuses on the Speaking and Listening skills and knowledge required to pass the test.

How does IELTS Life Skills work?

IELTS Life Skills tests are taken face-to-face with an examiner and with one other test taker. You will be asked to conduct a structured conversation and must demonstrate that you can listen and respond to a number of tasks.

These tasks are designed to reflect the sort of conversational English you’ll need for living in the UK. You’ll be expected to talk about everyday subjects such as:

  • personal details/experiences
  • family and friends
  • buying goods
  • work
  • health
  • leisure
  • education/training
  • transport
  • housing
  • weather.
Course Facts 
Course start datesPlease get in touch with us
Course duration4 weeks
English levelA2 –B1
Total Class hours20
Hours per week5
Minimum age18 years
Class size10 Maximum
Coursebook( to be purchased separately)
Price

£199

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