Life in the UK test for British Citizenship
or Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle)


Free English course available from a listed SELT Course Provider


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We will support you with improving your basic English skills before you apply to settle in the UK.  We will provide this with our fully funded (free) English course. 

Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship (B1) 

For Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship you must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening.

Trinity’s GESE Grade 5 exam (CEFR B1)

  • 10 minute speaking and listening test

  • Provisional result received in 24 hours

  • Certificate usually sent within 7 days

  • Speaking and listening only

The B1 test in Speaking and Listening or Life in the UK test is provided free. This will be after completing our own fully funded (free) English course.

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We will provide a free B1 Speaking and Listening test or “Life in the UK” test for our learners who join our English preparation course.

You need to prove you understand English before you can apply for settlement or UK Citizenship.  To prove this, you will need to pass a speaking and listening test at a Home Office approved test centre, such as Trinity College.

We are a Listed SELT Course Provider with Trinity College to provide preparation courses for the B1 Speaking and Listening test.  We are best placed to help you to prepare through our fully funded (free) English courses which has speaking and listening skills at its very core.  We have tutors who speak many languages and are experts at supporting learners who don’t have English as their first language.

Reading and writing skills is also part of our funded (free) English course which will be vital for those who wish to go on and apply for UK Citizenship and need to pass the “Life in the UK” test.


The ‘Life in the UK’ Test is not a Trinity College test. Visit the government Home Office website for more information about the ‘Life in the UK’.

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Lady talking through a loud hailer

Prove you understand English


We will provide a free “Life in the UK” test for learners who join our English preparation course.

Studying for the “Life in the UK” test covers 5 main topics:

  • The values and principles of the UK
  • What is the UK?
  • A long and illustrious history
  • A modern, thriving society
  • The UK government, the law and your role

English for private hire drivers


English language tests for private hire drivers Transport for London (TfL) announced in 2016 that all new applicants, and existing private hire drivers applying to renew their licence for the first time since the introduction of this requirement, must meet the B1 English language requirement.

Trinity’s ISE: Integrated Skills in English I (B1) Secure English Language Test (SELT) is a test of 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening and has been approved by TfL for this purpose.


Our fully funded (free) English course provide these skills and put you in a much better position to pass the B1 test.

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We speak your language


We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our exciting free construction CSCS courses. We have staff available that also talk your language. So they will answer any questions you may have or provide help registering for your funded training courses.



Angajatii nostrii pot comunica perfect in diverse limbi straine printre care si in limba romana, si va pot raspunde la orice nelamurire cu privire la inregistrare la cursurile finantate de guvernul britanic aflate inca in derulare.



Εδώ μπορείτε να ενημερωθείτε για τα εντυπωσιακά εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα μας. Οι συνεργάτες μας μιλούν Ελληνικά και είναι διαθέσιμοι να απαντήσουν σε οποιαδήποτε απορία σας ή να σας βοηθήσουν με την εγγραφή σας στο χρηματοδοτούμενο πρόγραμμα της επιλογής σας.



Chętnie porozmawiamy z Tobą o naszych ekscytujących kursach szkoleniowych. Mamy do dyspozycji pracowników, którzy, posługując się Twoim językiem, chętnie odpowiedzą na wszelkie pytania, by ułatwic Tobie rejestrację na w pełni finansowany kurs.



Мы предоставляем возможность общения на вашем родном языке. Наши преподаватели объяснят все и помогут подобрать подходящий для вас уровень обучения. Узнайте больше по номеру.



Jeigu noretumete suzinoti daugiau apie siuos siulomus kursus, mes galime atsakyti i visus jums iskilusius klausimus jusu kalba. Taip pat, suteiksime visa reikalinga pagalba norint uzsiregistruoti i siuos finansuojamus kursus.








Other information

ILR: You must have been resident in the UK for over 5 years (or 3 years in special circumstances eg married, or in a civil partnership with a British citizen) plus complete the B1 English Test to prove you understand English.

Citizenship: You can apply for UK citizenship 12 months after achieving ILR plus having also passed the “Life in the UK” Test.

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