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B1 SELT Test - Indefinite Visa or British Nationality


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B1 SELT - GESE Grade 5 - Secure English Language Test for Indefinite Leave to Remain/British citizenship

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires non-EEA nationals to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in speaking and listening at level B1 after five years residency in the UK, in order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain in UK on five-year partner or parent route to settlement or to apply for naturalisation to get British nationality.   Bright Learning Centre is Listed SELT provider and we offer B1 Test Preparation in Leicester which is Classroom based as well as online. All our students have passed their B1 test first time after attending the training classes at our Centre. We have 100% success rate for this exam.  

What is B1 SELT Test?

The B1 SELT test is GESE grade 5 test offered by Trinity college London. The B1 exam is English speaking, listening as well as an understanding test. The B1 test is a requirement by the Home Office for anyone who is looking to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK or naturalisation to get British nationality. This test is offered by Trinity College London.   You will need to familiarize yourself with the SELT exam structure and criteria 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 10 minutes 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 at B1 Level. The actual test is divided in two parts as following:
  • Topic: You choose a topic to prepare in advance of the test, for discussion with the examiner. You must complete a Topic Form in advance and bring it with you to the exam.
  • Conversation: You will have to prepare 6 conversational topics and you will have a short conversation with the examiner about two subject areas chosen by the examiner.

What will I learn? - B1 English Test 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:
  • Talking about Favourite things
  • Topic development and practice
  • Preparing for conversation phase
  • Quantifying
  • Giving reasons
  • Connecting Clauses
  • Expressing preferences
  • Use Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Describing events in Past, Present, Future and recent Past
  • Talking about Home Life, Free time and time activities
  • Stating the duration of events
  • Giving your opinion
  • Inform and Predict future activities
  • Using present Continuous and Present Perfect tense
  • Using Prepositions
  • 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.

What certificate am I going to receive?

Once you successfully complete and pass B1 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 B1 test completion certificate by Trinity College London which will meet the Home Office English language requirements to apply for Indefinite leave to remain the UK or to apply for naturalisation, British Passport.

Why choose Bright Learning for B1 English Test (Exam) Preparation?

At Bright learning, we have qualified and experienced staff who work hard to ensure our learners pass their B1 Test first time. Following are the reasons why you should choose us to prepare for your B1 SELT training:  
  • Our tutors use a variety of teaching methods such as: one to one support, group communication, visual learning and regular speaking and listening tests.
  • We have Small group classes
  • Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available
  • We are open 7 days
  • Free Initial Assessment
  • Our tutors create Individual Learning Plan to meet each individual’s language needs to prepare for the test
  • Help with booking your UKVI test with the Home Office approved test centre Trinity College London
  • Diagnostic assessment to help the tutor to identify learner’s language needs
  • 99 % pass rates
  • One to one training available
  • Although not all of our learners need translation, we do have multilingual members of staff who have successfully trained learners by speaking and understanding the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, Gujrati, Punjabi, Bengali and Katchi.
  • Pass your test first time
  • Fast track training
  • Distance Learning, Online and Classroom based classes available
  • Quiet and friendly learning Environment
  • Regular feedback to learners to help them improve their learning journey
  • We provide continuous support and guidance to build your confidence.
  • Face to face interview in actual exam setting before final test
  • Teach you until you pass and receive your B1 English language Test certificate

Entry Requirements

Following are the requirements you will need to meet to start the preparation for B1 SELT test:  
  • Original valid Passport
  • Biometric Residence card
  • Language requirement - able to speak and understand English language up to A2 Level

Do you also need to pass your Life in the UK Test?

  You must pass a Life in The UK test to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or for British Citizenship. We also provide the Life in the UK test training at Bright learning Centre.   For more information and book a Life in the UK test preparation Course, please visit  https://brightlearningcentre.co.uk/life-in-the-Uk-test  

Book your Course Now:

You can book this course online or by calling us on 0116 2101070 Alternatively, you can visit one of the centres to enrol B1 Test in Leicester. Full guidance will be provided upon completion of bookings. If you have any further query, please contact us via completing Contact us form on our website or you can call us on 0116 2101070    

  • 365 Days
  • Award, Entry 3 - B1
  • Course Certificate
  • Awarded By 'Trinity College London'
  • Guided Learning Hours variable
  • Course Material
  • Number Of Modules 04
  • 12 Credits
  • Tutor Support
  • Assessment Included

  • 365 Days
  • Award, Entry 3 - B1
  • Course Certificate
  • Awarded By 'Trinity College London'
  • Guided Learning Hours variable
  • Course Material
  • Number Of Modules 04
  • 12 Credits
  • Tutor Support
  • Assessment Included

B1 SELT - GESE Grade 5 - Secure English Language Test for Indefinite Leave to Remain/British citizenship

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires non-EEA nationals to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in speaking and listening at level B1 after five years residency in the UK, in order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain in UK on five-year partner or parent route to settlement or to apply for naturalisation to get British nationality.   Bright Learning Centre is Listed SELT provider and we offer B1 Test Preparation in Leicester which is Classroom based as well as online. All our students have passed their B1 test first time after attending the training classes at our Centre. We have 100% success rate for this exam.  

What is B1 SELT Test?

The B1 SELT test is GESE grade 5 test offered by Trinity college London. The B1 exam is English speaking, listening as well as an understanding test. The B1 test is a requirement by the Home Office for anyone who is looking to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK or naturalisation to get British nationality. This test is offered by Trinity College London.   You will need to familiarize yourself with the SELT exam structure and criteria 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 10 minutes 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 at B1 Level. The actual test is divided in two parts as following:
  • Topic: You choose a topic to prepare in advance of the test, for discussion with the examiner. You must complete a Topic Form in advance and bring it with you to the exam.
  • Conversation: You will have to prepare 6 conversational topics and you will have a short conversation with the examiner about two subject areas chosen by the examiner.

What will I learn? - B1 English Test 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:
  • Talking about Favourite things
  • Topic development and practice
  • Preparing for conversation phase
  • Quantifying
  • Giving reasons
  • Connecting Clauses
  • Expressing preferences
  • Use Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Describing events in Past, Present, Future and recent Past
  • Talking about Home Life, Free time and time activities
  • Stating the duration of events
  • Giving your opinion
  • Inform and Predict future activities
  • Using present Continuous and Present Perfect tense
  • Using Prepositions
  • 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.

What certificate am I going to receive?

Once you successfully complete and pass B1 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 B1 test completion certificate by Trinity College London which will meet the Home Office English language requirements to apply for Indefinite leave to remain the UK or to apply for naturalisation, British Passport.

Why choose Bright Learning for B1 English Test (Exam) Preparation?

At Bright learning, we have qualified and experienced staff who work hard to ensure our learners pass their B1 Test first time. Following are the reasons why you should choose us to prepare for your B1 SELT training:  
  • Our tutors use a variety of teaching methods such as: one to one support, group communication, visual learning and regular speaking and listening tests.
  • We have Small group classes
  • Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available
  • We are open 7 days
  • Free Initial Assessment
  • Our tutors create Individual Learning Plan to meet each individual’s language needs to prepare for the test
  • Help with booking your UKVI test with the Home Office approved test centre Trinity College London
  • Diagnostic assessment to help the tutor to identify learner’s language needs
  • 99 % pass rates
  • One to one training available
  • Although not all of our learners need translation, we do have multilingual members of staff who have successfully trained learners by speaking and understanding the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, Gujrati, Punjabi, Bengali and Katchi.
  • Pass your test first time
  • Fast track training
  • Distance Learning, Online and Classroom based classes available
  • Quiet and friendly learning Environment
  • Regular feedback to learners to help them improve their learning journey
  • We provide continuous support and guidance to build your confidence.
  • Face to face interview in actual exam setting before final test
  • Teach you until you pass and receive your B1 English language Test certificate

Entry Requirements

Following are the requirements you will need to meet to start the preparation for B1 SELT test:  
  • Original valid Passport
  • Biometric Residence card
  • Language requirement - able to speak and understand English language up to A2 Level

Do you also need to pass your Life in the UK Test?

  You must pass a Life in The UK test to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or for British Citizenship. We also provide the Life in the UK test training at Bright learning Centre.   For more information and book a Life in the UK test preparation Course, please visit  https://brightlearningcentre.co.uk/life-in-the-Uk-test  

Book your Course Now:

You can book this course online or by calling us on 0116 2101070 Alternatively, you can visit one of the centres to enrol B1 Test in Leicester. Full guidance will be provided upon completion of bookings. If you have any further query, please contact us via completing Contact us form on our website or you can call us on 0116 2101070    

Frequently Asked Question

1Who is the SELT preparation course for?
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.
2What will the SELT preparation course involve?
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 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.
3Where can I take a Trinity SELT exam?
Trinity’s SELT exams are available at test centres across the UK. It is conducted at the Trinity College London centres.
4Where can I book a Trinity SELT exam?
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.
5What time are classes?
We deliver flexible classes to fit around your work schedule. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available.
6How long does the course take?
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.
7Does all the study material included in the course?
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.
8How is B1 SELT Test conducted?
This test is conducted as face-to-face interview with an examiner. It is 10-minute speaking and Listening Test.
9How long is B1 SELT valid for?
B1 SELT test results are valid for 2 years from the date the test is awarded.
10How much is the B1 Test booking fee?
The B1 test booking fee costs £215 per attempt. Make sure that you are prepared enough before taking the B1 test, so that you pass the exam first time.
11Is B1 English test required for UK citizenship?
The required English language test for British citizenship is the B1 standard test of the CEFR. This test must be on the Home Office approved Secure English language test list and is required for British naturalisation applications. For taking B1 English Test, you will be able to speak and understand the English language up to A2 Level.
12How long is B1 English test?
The B1 exam is 10 minutes long. The test is divided in two parts: 1) Topic: You must choose a topic in advance to prepare for the test and for discussion with the examiner. You can complete a Topic Form in advance and bring it with you to the exam. 2) Conversation: You will have to prepare 6 conversational topics to have a short conversation with the examiner about two subject areas chosen by the examiner.
13When will I receive my certificate?
Once you successfully complete and pass the B1 test, you will receive provisional results on the same day and will normally receive your certificate within 7 days of the test date. You will receive a B1 test completion certificate from Trinity College London which will meet the Home Office English language requirements to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or to apply for naturalisation.