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

Mobile Testing Solutions, 5-7 Market Chambers, 5th floor, St Mary`s Street, Cardiff, CF101AT


SELT Examinations at Cardiff Centre

Secure a UK Visa with a Home Office Approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) at the Cardiff Centre. Renowned for excellence in Language Cert SELTs, these tests have been developed to match UKVI application criteria for several visas, encompassing British Citizenship, Settlement, Student, Skilled Worker, Health & Care Worker, and Innovator visas.

Accessible seven days a week, the Cardiff Centre offers versatility for test-takers to set appointments at their leisure. Select an apt date, time, and test level consistent with UK visa stipulations. For those seeking guidance on the suitable test, a thorough UKVI guide is available to clarify any uncertainties.

A1 English Test at Cardiff SELT Centre

Individuals pursuing Further Leave to Remain as either a partner to a settled person or a parent of a dependent must complete the Home Office-approved English test at the Cardiff SELT Centre. Administered with a live examiner at a SELT test centre, the exam lasts 8-9 minutes.

A passing score of 60 out of 100 is mandated. Preliminary outcomes will be communicated to your email address within 15 minutes, and final results will be ascertained within a three-day period.

A2 English Test at Cardiff SELT Centre

For individuals pursuing Further Leave to Remain (Visa Extension) who are partners of settled persons or parents of dependents, the Cardiff SELT Centre's Home Office-approved SELT ESOL A2 exam is obligatory. This test becomes particularly crucial for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK.

Facilitated online at a SELT test centre by a live examiner, the test lasts between 9-11 minutes with a passing score of 60 out of 100. Preliminary test outcomes will be dispatched via email within 15 minutes, and final results will be ascertained within a three-day period.

B1 English Test at Cardiff SELT Centre

For those in the process of applying for Further Leave to Remain and qualifying as either a partner of a settled person or a parent of a dependent, taking the Home Office-approved B1 English Test at the Cardiff SELT Centre is essential.

The test is executed face-to-face by a qualified examiner and spans 8-9 minutes. A pass mark of 60 out of 100 is mandated for successful completion. Preliminary results of the test are dispatched via email within 15 minutes after the examination, with the final scores being confirmed within a three-day period. This Home Office-approved evaluation ensures comprehensive scrutiny of English language abilities in compliance with regulatory criteria.

"An exemplary experience at the Cardiff SELT Centre. My B1 English Test, which is Home Office-approved, was carried out perfectly by the professional staff. They have my highest recommendation."

Kwame, B1 English Test 

Cardiff SELT Centre

Cardiff Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I take my SELT in Cardiff?

The Cardiff SELT Test Centre is located at Mobile Testing Solutions, 5-7 Market Chambers, 5th floor, St Mary`s Street, Cardiff, CF101AT. Tests are available for booking seven days a week. With more than 15 SELT test centres nationwide, you can choose from hundreds of slots to find a date, time, and location that suits you best. View all options here.

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

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

To be eligible for the SELT in Cardiff, you must bring a valid form of ID on the day of your test. For exhaustive guidelines, see our SELT Candidate ID Policy. Permissible forms of ID include:

  • 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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