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Home Office Approved SELT Centre in Bristol: Book A1, A2 & B1 English Tests

Pitman Training Bristol, Unit 9, Hide Market, Waterloo Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0PL


SELT Examinations at Bristol Centre

Secure a UK Visa with a Home Office Approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) at the Bristol Centre. Recognised for proficiency in Language Cert SELTs, these tests are crafted to align with UKVI application standards spanning a range of visas, including British Citizenship, Settlement, Student, Skilled Worker, Health & Care Worker, and Innovator visas.

Open seven days a week, the Bristol Centre provides options for test-takers to schedule based on their preferences. Opt for a date, time, and test level that resonates with UK visa requirements. For those in search of clarity on the right test, a detailed UKVI guide is on hand to address any queries.

A1 English Test at Bristol SELT Centre

If you are a partner of a settled person or a parent of a dependent and are applying for Further Leave to Remain, the Bristol SELT Centre's Home Office-approved English test is obligatory. This test is conducted at a SELT test centre with a live examiner.

The exam spans 8-9 minutes, and a pass mark of 60 out of 100 is required. Preliminary test results are dispatched via email within 15 minutes, with the final outcomes confirmed within three days.

A2 English Test at Bristol SELT Centre

For those applying for Further Leave to Remain (Visa Extension) as either a partner to a settled individual or a parent of a dependent, taking the Bristol SELT Centre's Home Office-approved SELT ESOL A2 exam is mandatory. This is especially important for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK.

Administered online at a SELT test centre by a live examiner, the test spans 9-11 minutes and requires a passing score of 60 out of 100. Preliminary results are sent via email within 15 minutes after exam completion, with final results being confirmed within three days.

B1 English Test at Bristol SELT Centre

If you are seeking Further Leave to Remain and fall under the categories of either a partner to a settled individual or a parent of a dependent, completing the Home Office-approved B1 English Test at the Bristol SELT Centre is obligatory.

The exam is facilitated in a one-on-one setting with a certified examiner, lasting 8-9 minutes. A minimum score of 60 out of 100 is required for passing. Preliminary test results are disseminated via email within a 15-minute window post-examination, and the final results are verified within a three-day timeframe. This Home Office-approved exam provides a stringent assessment of your English language skills, meeting regulatory requirements.

"Exceptional standards at the Bristol SELT Centre. The staff were committed to making my Home Office-approved A2 English Test a smooth experience. I couldn't be happier."

Priyanka, A2 English Test 

Bristol SELT Centre

Bristol Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I take my SELT in Bristol?

The Bristol SELT Test Centre is located at Pitman Training Bristol, Unit 9, Hide Market, Waterloo Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0PL. You can book your test on any day of the week. With over 15 SELT test locations nationwide and tests offered every day, you have the option to select from hundreds of slots that best suit your timing and location preferences. Explore all the choices here.

What form of personal identification do I need for my SELT in Bristol?

Ensure Your ID is Valid on Exam Day: Essential SELT Candidate ID Requirements You Need to Know in Bristol

If you're taking the SELT in Bristol, ensure you have a legitimate ID available on your test day. Consult our SELT Candidate ID Policy for more information. Accepted identification forms are:

  • Passport

  • EEA National ID Card

  • UK Biometric Residence Permit

  • Convention Travel Document

  • Stateless Person's Travel Document

How long is a SELT Certificate Valid for?

Language Cert SELT certificates have lifetime validity as proof of a candidate's accomplishment and performance in a SELT exam. However, for UK visa or immigration applications, we advise that, for security reasons, only certificates that are less than two years old should be submitted to the Home Office.

What is a SELT Exam

The Secure English Language Test, commonly known as SELT, is an essential assessment for individuals in the UK wanting to demonstrate their English language proficiency. For those at the early stages of their English journey, the A2 exam is a popular choice. From booking your A2 English test in the UK to understanding its nuances, there's a seamless process in place for every test-taker. A specific highlight of the A2 exam is its relevance for spouse visa extensions, addressing the unique needs of diverse visa categories. 


For those aiming a bit higher, the B1 level offers a deeper dive into English competencies. If you're in London, there are convenient options to book your B1 test, ensuring every candidate has access to the assessment. Notably, the B1 English test holds significant weight for those on the path to British citizenship.  

In addition to individual proficiency tests, SELT provides tailored solutions for various needs. Whether it's for UK citizenship or a spouse visa, there's a dedicated English test available. Especially noteworthy is the emphasis on English tests for UK spouse visas and citizenship applications, underlining the test's importance in immigration and residency matters.

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