A2 SELT – GESE Grade 3   

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level A2 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • Further Leave to Remain (visa extension), required two and a half years after passing an A1 test.


GESE Grade 3 exam = CEFR A2.

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 2.5 years in the UK, in order to qualify for further leave to remain on the five-year partner or parent route to settlement.

What is in the exam?

The exam consists of one assessed phase up to 7 minutes long

Candidate performance

In addition to the requirements in the previous level, you should:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding by responding to requests and simple

  • questions. 

  • Be able to communicate a certain amount of information relating to basic everyday circumstances.

  • Be able to communicate what you do on a day to day basis by asking asking and responding to simple questions.

GESE Grade 3 (CEFR A2.1) - Speaking & Listening only

  • 7 minute speaking and listening test

  • Provisional test result are emailed the day after the test Day

  • Certificate sent within 7 days after the exam

Results and certificates

After the test you will receive a report with you provisional result - Pass or Fail

You should expect to receive your Certificate through the post within 10 days.