A2 SELT - GESE Grade 3 - Secure English Language Test for Spouse Visa Extension

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A2 SELT - GESE Grade 3 - Secure English Language Test for Spouse Visa Extension

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires non-EEA nationals to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in speaking and listening at level A2 after two and a half years in the UK, in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement. Bright Learning Centre is Listed SELT provider and we offer A2 English Test Preparation in Leicester. which is Classroom based as well as online. All our students have passed their CEFR Level A2 test first time after attending the training classes at our Centre. We have 100% success rate for this exam.

Course Options

This course is available to study in Online or Classroom.


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129 Evington road, Leicester, LE2 1QJ

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Course overview

The A2 SELT test is GESE grade 3 test offered by Trinity college London. The A2 exam is English speaking, listening as well as an understanding test. The A2 test is a requirement by the Home Office for anyone who is looking to extend their Spouse/Partner visa in the UK. This test is offered by Trinity College London. You will need to familiarize yourself with the SELT exam structure and criteria and to prepare for the actual test. We at Bright Learning will provide you training materials together with details guidance on how to pass the exam first time The test is as conducted as following:

  • It is 7-minute speaking and Listening Test
  • This test is conducted as face to face interview with an examiner
  • Provisional Results on the same day

  You will be assessed against the communication skills, language requirements, language functions, grammar, Lexis and Phonology


The Award is suitable for:

  • Individuals who want to become Teachers/Trainers/Tutors in Adult, Community or Further Education Sector.
  • Individuals who wants to develop their knowledge related to teaching and learning.
  • Individuals who want to develop their own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning.
  • Anyone who is working as assessor, wish to achieve a qualification providing an introduction to teaching.
  • Anyone who wants to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification.
  • Individuals who are experienced in their sector and want to teach related qualification.

Study Method:

At Bright Learning centre, this course is delivered by our qualified and experienced tutors. We deliver this course to meet individual’s needs, therefore you can complete this course by the following methods:

• Classroom-Based Learning
• Distance-based Learning/Online Learning

Classroom-Based Learning:

We offer classroom based Level 3 Award in Education and training in Leicester. This course is made up of three 3 modules, therefore, you will need to attend the course for 3 consecutive days.

When completing our classroom based PTLLS course in Leicester, you will complete practical assessment of 15 minutes Micro-teach session. During the micro-teach, you will be observed by your Tutor and other learners on the course. You need to prepare a session plan, PowerPoint presentation, hand-outs for your Micro-teaching session.

The Classroom-based training will include sessions by a qualified trainer, lesson planning, group discussions, assessment planning and inclusive teaching techniques. After the classroom learning, learners will have to submit their portfolio within the limited time given. Templates will be provided to make the learning journey easier. Once you submit the portfolio, we will process the assessment and certification.

Distance/Online Learning:

The distance learning course is completed at your own pace with a Tutor’s Support & Guidance. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. We will provide you with all the necessary material by post or online learning portal once you book the course with us. Once you book this course, you will be given 12 weeks to complete the assignments and submit the portfolio.


However, if you finish early you will receive your certificate early. You also need to attend 15 minutes Micro-teach session via online Zoom meeting. Your Micro teach session will be observed by your Tutor and other learners on the course. You need to prepare a session plan, PowerPoint presentation, hand-outs for your Micro-teaching session.


There is no formal examination for this course but at the end of the course, you will have to submit the portfolio. The course is assessed by your portfolio and your ability to deliver the Micro-teaching session. Learners will be competing for the following:
• Three written assignments
• One micro-teaching session – If you have enrolled to complete classroom based PTLLS course in Leicester, then you will deliver this session in a classroom setup with group of other learners or it can be submitted as recorded video if you are completing the course online or via distance learning.

Course content

Our tutors at Bright Learning will prepare our learners to meet English language requirements such as Language functions, communication skills, grammar, Lexis and Phonology You will prepare B1 test level English language structure and Grammar that you require to pass the test such as:

  • Asking questions about Everyday Life
  • Place of Study, Jobs and Describing states in Past
  • Talking about Home Life, Free time and time activities
  • Talking about the future
  • Giving your opinion
  • Describing local places in local area
  • Talking about events in the future and
  • Describing Daily Routines past
  • Giving reasons and time of the of events
  • Describing current activities of real people or those in pictures
  • Using present Continuous tense
  • Using Prepositions
  • Giving Directions
  • Describing photos and pictures
  • Words and phrases relating to the language functions

The actual test is taken by Home Office approved provider such as Trinity college London in different locations around the UK. The test fee is £ 150 which is payable to Trinity College London. The test is graded as either pass or fail.

Extra info

Entry Requirements:

Following are the requirements you will need to meet to start the preparation for A2 SELT test:  

  • Original valid Passport
  • Biometric Residence card
  • Language requirement – able to speak and understand English language up to A1 Level


Once you successfully complete and pass A2 test, you will receive provisional results on the same day and you will normally receive your certificate within 7 days of the test date. You will receive A2 test completion certificate by Trinity College London which will meet the Home Office language requirements to extend your visa for further 2.5 years.

Awarding Body

PEARSON is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

PEARSON aim to provide qualifications that meet the needs of industry. They are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind.

Career Opportunities:

Learners who have achieved the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training can progress to the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Besides, you could begin to work as a Tutor/Trainer/Teaching Assistant. The average salary you can earn in the UK is between £15000 – £18000per annum.


Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) assess English Language ability and help you prepare for the SELT A1, A2, or B1 exam needed for your Home Office application in the UK. Trinity SELT is approved by UKVI as a part of the Home Office, for Indefinite Leave to Remain, British Citizenship (Naturalisation), and UK visa where evidence of English language ability is a requirement.

The course content will vary depending on the needs of the learners. You will prepare and practice language functions, grammar, lexis, and phonology. The training materials and practice test papers are also provided with detailed guidance on how to pass the exam first time. If you face difficulty in understanding conversational English and need a translation from a bilingual teacher then we also provide that as part of your training. We will prepare you fully before the exam and book your Trinity SELT (Speaking and Listening) exam after the training.

Trinity’s SELT exams are available at test centres across the UK. It is conducted at the Trinity College London centres which are located at the following locations: – England – Northern Ireland – Scotland – Wales

You can book your exam on the Trinity College official website. Alternatively, we can also help with booking your UKVI test with the Home Office approved test centre Trinity College London.

We deliver flexible classes to fit around your work schedule. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available.

Normally it takes around 4 weeks to prepare each student to pass the exam. However, the course is flexible, and some students can pass it within 1-2 weeks while others may take time. It all depends on the student’s level of English.

Yes, all training materials needed to pass your Home Office-approved exams are included in this course. It includes training videos, presentations, special question and answer sheets, and regular speaking and listening tests.

No, the exam fees are £150 which is separate from our training. It is conducted at the Trinity College London centres

This test is conducted as a face-to-face interview with an examiner. It is a 7-minute speaking and Listening Test.

The duration of the A2 English test is 2 hours. This qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in everyday life. The A2 exam tests all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Once you successfully complete and pass the A2 test, you will receive provisional results on the next day. You will receive an A2 test completion certificate by Trinity College London within 7 days of the test date which will meet the Home Office language requirements to extend your visa for further 2.5 years.

Yes, the A2 English test is suitable for Home Office applications. For the Spouse Visa Extension, you will need to complete this speaking and listening exam with Trinity College London. This test is given by the candidate who has already lived in the UK for more than 2 years on Spouse Visa and now applying for Extension of visa.

A2 SELT test results are valid for 2 years from the date the test is awarded.


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