Work & Study in the UK

Work Permit Visa SELT Exams

Applicants offered a job in the UK may need to take a 2-skills (Speaking & Listening) or 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) to prove their English language proficiency as part of their work visa application. All LanguageCert SELT exams are delivered through our global network of SELT Centres.

The minimum level required varies depending on visa type. Applicants with a higher language level can take an exam above the minimum requirement as long as it assesses the same skills that also satisfy the visa application.

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring they take the correct exam. Applicants are advised to contact their sponsors to confirm which CEFR level they require before registering for an exam.

You can only book your B1 & B2 Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing SELT test by calling us on 0333 360 1045 or 07507936760.  The fee for the test is £250 and will include all learning guidance for you to prepare for your test.  Regular dates are available throughout the UK & Worldwide.  

If you need to book this test for someone abroad, please call us to book their test here in the UK on 0333 360 1045 or 07507936760 .  You will receive their confirmation of their test and they will only need to go to the test centre with their original ID.

Work in the UK
  • Representative of an Overseas Business visa
  • Sportsperson visa (T2)


  • Skilled Worker visa
  • Health and Care Worker visa


  • Minister of Religion visa (T2)
  • Innovator visa
  • Start-up visa

Study in the UK

Applicants looking to study in the UK may need to take a 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) LanguageCert SELT exam to prove their English language proficiency as part of their student visa application. All LanguageCert SELT exams are delivered through our global network of SELT Centres.

The minimum level required varies depending on visa type. Applicants with a higher language level can take an exam above the minimum requirement as long as it assesses the same skills that also satisfy the visa application.

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring they take the correct exam. Candidates are advised to contact their sponsors or academic institutions to confirm which CEFR level they require before registering for an exam.

You can only book your B1 & B2 Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing SELT test by calling us on 0333 360 1045 or 07507936760. The fee for the test is £250 and will include all learning guidance for you to prepare for your test. Regular dates are available throughout the UK & Worldwide.  

If you need to book this test for someone abroad, please call us to book their test here in the UK on 0333 360 1045 or 07507936760 . You will receive their confirmation of their test and they will only need to go to the test centre with their original ID.

Study in the UK
  • Student visa — below degree level


  • Student visa — degree level and above