SELT test

What is it?

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that all new applicants for a private hire licence, and existing private hire drivers applying to renew their licence from 30 September 2017, must now meet the equivalent of a B1 English language requirement.  This means that all private hire drivers who do not have another qualification that meets the requirement (a full list can be found on the TfL website here) and who wish to renew their licences (or become a private hire driver) must pass this English test.

Trinity’s ISE I (B1) Secure English Language Test (SELT) has been approved by TfL for this purpose.  High Trees are a listed SELT Course Provider, offering preparation classes to candidates for the SELT test.  Our preparation courses cover all the training you need to help you confidently sit the test and pass first time.

What is in the exam?

ISE I (BI) consists of two exam modules:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Speaking & Listening

Candidates must pass both modules for an ISE I (B1) qualification.

How can High Trees help?

High Trees, as a listed SELT Course Provider, offer preparation training and classes to help you pass this test.  We can also help register you for the exam, which will take place at a Trinity Test Centre.

How many classes you need will depend on your level of English (speaking and listening and reading and writing).  Contact High Trees for a free assessment and to meet with our friendly team who will speak with you about how many classes you may need to pass the exam.  We have classes at different times of the day to suit your working pattern and aim to keep the courses affordable for all.

Next Steps

Please contact High Trees by calling us on 0208 671 31 32 or email us at

You can also pop in and see us at 220 Upper Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2NS

For more information about the test itself and who has to sit it you can also visit the TfL website and the Trinity website.







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