ESOL: Preparation for SELT (Secure English Language Tests)

What is special about this course?

Do you need to pass a Speaking and Listening test in English at B1 for your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship?

We recommend that you sit Trinity College London’s GESE Grade 5 (B1) SELT which is available in Glasgow.

We offer a one day training course to help you prepare for this 10 minute speaking and listening exam.

Entry requirements

This course is intended for people who need help to prepare to sit Trinity College London’s GESE Grade 5 (B1) SELT.

The course covers the language functions and grammar you need for this 10 minute speaking and listening exam.

You will receive guidance on preparing for the two parts of the exam: the chosen topic and the conversation.

For the conversation you are required to prepare six set topics. In the chosen topic you will chose the topic but it must not be the same as any of the conversation topics. Your tutor will provide advice guidance on the suitability of your chosen topic.

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

1 day

How will I be assessed?

    This 10 minute exam is taken in Glasgow.

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William
    • Portree

Start date

The dates for this one day course are not scheduled at this time but can be arranged once enough students have come forward. Please be in touch to register your interest.


Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please read our Fees & Funding information pages for more information regarding residency, previous study and bursary rates. Please contact if you have any further questions.

Rest of UK students : For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, studying full time, the course fee is £5,800.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or not. However you must complete an application even if you know that you're not entitled to EMA.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.


A small fee is payable. Please call student services on 01397 874321 for more information.

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