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

Pitman Training, Ground Floor, 31 Eastgate Street, Southampton, SO14 3HB


SELT Examinations at Southampton Centre

Secure a UK Visa with a Home Office Approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) at the Southampton Centre. Noted for expertise in Language Cert SELTs, these tests are tailored to align with UKVI application criteria across a diverse range of visas, such as British Citizenship, Settlement, Student, Skilled Worker, Health & Care Worker, and Innovator visas.

Open for bookings seven days a week, the Southampton Centre allows test-takers the flexibility to plan their examination session at their convenience. Choose a suitable date, time, and test level in harmony with UK visa specifications. For those requiring guidance on the correct test to undertake, a detailed UKVI guide is available to address any questions.

A1 English Test at Southampton SELT Centre

If you are a partner of a settled individual or a parent of a dependent and are applying for Further Leave to Remain, the Southampton SELT Centre requires a Home Office-approved English test. Conducted at a SELT test centre with a live examiner, the exam duration is 8-9 minutes.

A minimum score of 60 out of 100 is necessary for successful completion. Preliminary test results will be emailed within 15 minutes, and the final outcomes will be confirmed within a three-day timeframe.

A2 English Test at Southampton 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 (Visa Extension), taking the Home Office-approved SELT ESOL A2 exam at the Southampton SELT Centre is essential.

This test is pivotal for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK. Conducted online with a live examiner at a SELT test centre, the exam takes 9-11 minutes. A score of 60 out of 100 is necessary to pass. Preliminary outcomes are emailed within 15 minutes, with final outcomes confirmed within three days.

B1 English Test at Southampton SELT Centre

For those applying for Further Leave to Remain as either a partner to a settled person or a parent of a dependent, the Southampton SELT Centre's Home Office-approved B1 English Test is essential.

The test is administered face-to-face by a qualified examiner and spans approximately 8-9 minutes. Candidates must achieve a score of 60 out of 100 to pass. Preliminary test results are disseminated via email within a 15-minute window after completion, with final results confirmed within three days. This Home Office-approved evaluation rigorously examines English language capabilities, ensuring alignment with regulatory standards.

"First-rate experience at the Southampton SELT Centre. My B1 English Test, approved by the Home Office, was completed effortlessly, thanks to the competent staff. Highly recommend!"

Nadia, B1 English Test

Southampton SELT Centre

Southampton Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I take my SELT in Southampton?

The Southampton SELT Test Centre is at Pitman Training, Ground Floor, 31 Eastgate Street, Southampton, SO14 3HB. You have the flexibility to book your test on any day of the week. With over 15 SELT test centres in the UK, we offer a broad range of scheduling options seven days a week. Pick from hundreds of available slots according to your preferences. Explore all choices here.

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

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

If you're taking your SELT in Southampton, please have an acceptable form of ID with you on the test day. For a detailed list of requirements, consult our SELT Candidate ID Policy. Acceptable forms of ID 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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