GESE – Trinity Secure English Language Tests (SELTs)

Exam Preparation Course

Trinity’s Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) are approved by The UK Visa and Immigration Dept for visa and settlement purposes. The Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) from A1 to B1 level are approved for applications for Leave to Remain (family), Leave to Remain extensions (family), Citizenship and Settlement.

The tests feature a one-to-one speaking and listening assessment with a professional examiner and support the development of authentic communication skills.

Trinity’s Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) for SELT purposes are:

  • Undertaken in-person or via a computer at a Trinity SELT testing centre with a professional examiner
  • Available 7 days a week in multiple testing sites around the UK
  • A real-life assessment of speaking and listening skills lasting 6 minutes (Grade 2); 7 minutes (Grade 3) and 10 minutes (Grade 5)
  • Personalised to allow learners to discuss their own interests
  • Supported by a mobile app, Study Pack and online resources for preparation
  • Provisional results are supplied within 24 hours and certificates are available within 7 days.


Sample Timetable – The cousrse will be starting in April 2024


Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 – 11:00 Class Class Class Class Class
11:00 – 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break
11:30– 13:00 Class Class Class Class Class

What are the aims of the Exam Preparation Course?

  • Help understand how the Trinity GESE exam works and how to achieve the score you want
  • Teach you to be confident taking the exam
  • Encourage you to voice your opinions and share your ideas with native and non-native speakers in a variety of different contexts
  • Communicate more fluently and accurately in English
  • Improve your English language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking

What to expect from this course?

  • Exam preparation skills
  • Learn test taking strategies
  • Write practice tests
  • Self-study advice
  • Free Wi-Fi and learning materials included
  • Qualified teachers

Who should apply for this course?

The programme is suitable for those who want to take the Trinity GESE exam test and who plan to study or work in an English speaking environment.

How will my progress on this course be assessed?

Your progress is assessed weekly by your class teacher. You will also have an end of unit test every Friday and an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) when you can discuss your progress one-to-one with your teacher.

Want to know more?

We would love to help you improve your English and support you to achieve your goals.

Please complete the form and we will be in touch to help and answer any questions you may have.