If you are applying for a UK visa then visiting one of the many SELT centres should be on your priority list. Why so? Allow us to explain in detail as you read on below.
SELT is basically an abbreviation for the Secure English Language Test. This pertains to a number of English exams that the UK Visas and Immigration or UKVI accepts as proof of an applicant’s proficiency with the language. An example of such exam would have to be the IELTS that stands for International English Language Testing System. THE UKVI sets a required level of English proficiency and if this cannot be met, the UK visa application will not be granted.
It is to be noted that not all visa applications are the same so you may not be required to take the same exams. It is best that you inquire first before taking any of the available Secure English Language Tests. Now, if the visa you’re applying for requires that you do so, be sure that you check the list of approved SELTs and SELT centres that meet the requirements of the Home Office.
The UK Visas and Immigration office has released a set of approved Secure English Language Test and test centres which have already been examined and assessed to have met the Home Office’s requirements as of April 6, 2015. Other approved SELT types apart from the IELTS include the Integrated Skills in English, Graded Examinations in Spoken English and the IELTS Life Skills.
There are many SELT approved centres all over the world. In the United Kingdom alone, providers include the Trinity College London and IELTS SELT Consortium. Trinity College London has ten centres namely in Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Hammersmith Grove London, Kingsway London, Manchester, Newcastle and Peterborough. The IELTS SELT Consortium also has ten in Basil Paterson College Edinburgh, Ealing Hammersmith & West London College London, London Metropolitan University London, Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford, University of Ulster London, Joseph Chamberlain 6th Form College Birmingham, Connell 6th Form College Manchester, Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff, Highbury College Portsmouth and Belfast Metropolitan College Belfast. These two providers make up for twenty of the total permanent centres in the UK.
Many other SELT centres have been provided and assigned in hundreds of countries all over the globe. Be sure that you check them out with the UKVI should you not be taking the tests in the UK.
Enroll in SELT preparation classes at theenglishacademy.co.uk.