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What is a SELT?

SELTs are Secure English Language exams approved by the UK Visa and Immigration service (UKVI) for Leave to remain, British Citizenship, Work and Student Visas. LanguageCert is one of very few UKVI approved global SELT providers, offering LanguageCert International ESOL SELT exams for all visa types.

Which SELT exam do I need to take?

LanguageCert SELT exams offered for UK visa purposes are:

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) – a single-branded four-skill language test accepted for work and study visas. This assessment solution is based on the Ofqual-regulated International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam suite, which is recognised internationally and is available at the following CEFR levels: B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Speaking & Listening) – an Ofqual regulated two-skill language test designed specifically for visa and immigration purposes, available at levels A1, A2, B1. The level and type of the exam you need to take is determined by the type of visa you require.
Why choose LanguageCert?

LanguageCert is committed to its mission of developing and delivering high-quality English language skills assessment and certification that enhance the lives, education and career prospects of candidates across the world. We offer internationally recognised English language qualifications through a secure and smooth exam process that allows you to focus on what matters the most, that is your UK visa exam! We are here to provide flexible exam dates and times at short notice, produce fast, reliable exam results and offer friendly support.

We also provide complimentary LanguageCert International ESOL certificates to candidates that meet the Pass requirements of the respective qualifications in their SELT exams.

Where can I take LanguageCert International ESOL SELT exams?

As per UKVI requirement, UK visa exams must be taken at SELT Test Centres. To find a SELT Test Centre near you, click here.

Can I take LanguageCert International ESOL SELT exams online?

LanguageCert SELT exams are not available via LanguageCert Online exams with live remote invigilation. LanguageCert SELT exams are available only at SELT Test Centres.

How can I book LanguageCert International ESOL SELT exams?

You can book your test ONLINE or by calling us on 0333 360 1045 / 07507936760

How can I prepare for my LanguageCert SELT exam?

Once registered and paid we will send you some learning guidance by email but you can also purchase a book which we will post it out to you.

What do I need to do on my exam day?

You must arrive at the SELT Test Centre 30 minutes before the start time of your test. At arrival you will be asked to complete the necessary sign-in procedures.

What kind of personal ID is required?

In order to be allowed to take your SELT exam, you must bring with you the same valid photo ID/Passport that you used to register for your exam.

Acceptable proofs of identity include the following: Passport, Valid travel document with photograph (excluding Emergency Travel Documents), Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), Biometric Residence Card (BRC), EU ID card or Government ID card (only accepted in the country it was issued). For more detail and type of ID required please visit out ID Policy Page by clicking here.

Do I keep my personal belongings during the exam?

You will be provided with a locker to leave your belongings while taking your exam. Bags, mobile phones and other personal items are not allowed into the exam room.

Do I take all parts of my exam on the same day?

The LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Speaking & Listening) exam is a short session during which both skills are tested.
If you take a LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam:

  • when registering for your exam, you can select to take the Speaking component on the same day with the Listening, Reading, Writing component or within a period of 14 days
  • the Listening, Reading and Writing section of the test are always completed immediately after each other and with no break
What is SELT the exam format?

The LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Speaking & Listening) exam is a short online conversation with a live interlocutor.

The LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam consists of two components:

  • the Written component (Listening, Reading, Writing), which is taken on a computer
  • the Spoken component (Speaking), which is an online interview with a live Interlocutor
Are bathroom breaks allowed during an exam?

Breaks are only allowed during the Reading and Writing parts, but not not during Listening, Speaking or the Listening & Speaking exam.

What is the passing score of my SELT exam?

The passing score for each exam differs. SELT passing score will also appear on your Test Report. Generally minimum of 60 marks required for Speaking and Listening Test (A1, A2 & B1)

How will I receive my results?

Your test result will be sent by email.

How long does it take to get my results?

If you are taking a Speaking & Listening exam, your preliminary results will be available a few minutes after your exam. The official Tet Report will be issued 3 working days after your exam day. If you are taking a Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking exam your Test Report will be issued 5 working days after you have completed both components of your exam.

LanguageCert Certificates

If you achieve an average score of 60% or more in Speaking & Listening or 50% or more in Listening, Reading, Writing and/or Speaking you will be awarded the corresponding LanguageCert International ESOL certificate(s), regardless of whether you have reached your UKVI target scores in each of the language skills tested.

What is a Unique Reference Number (URN)?

The Unique Reference Number (URN) is required for your visa application and can be found on your Test Report and on your test confirmation email.