An IELTS exam result is useful if you intend to study at an English speaking university because it is widely recognised by UK, Australian and Canadian university admissions centres as the best way to ensure you have sufficient English for your further studies. It is also recognised by the UK Border Agency as a SELT (Secure English Language Test) for visa purposes.
Our 5 week IELTS Preparation Course offers 21 hours per week of lessons practising the techniques you will need to achieve the best result in your examination.
You will have personal attention and the full support and advice of our experienced teachers, an optional 2 hours per week of guided self study and use of the Excel English App. You will also be able to take part in our social activities where you can keep practising your spoken English.
Before you enrol on an examination preparation course, we will ask you to take an online test to ensure that you are at the correct level for the course you require. If you are below the level required, we recommend that you join our General English classes for a few weeks before the start of your examination course.
We recommend taking the full 5 week course, but if you cannot enrol for the complete course, please contact us to discuss studying for fewer weeks. This would usually only be possible at the beginning of each course.
We can arrange for you to take the exam at the end of your course at a local UK testing centre – there is an additional fee for this service.
If you want to take the IELTS exam but you cannot study full time during the day, then please see our Evening IELTS Preparation Course page.
|08.30 – 10.00||Exam Preparation Lesson|
|10.00 – 10.20||Coffee Break|
|10.20 – 11.50||Exam Preparation Lesson|
|11.50 – 12.50||Lunch Break|
|12.50 – 14.20||Exam Preparation Lesson* (not Friday)|
|Please note: in summer and at busy times we operate a zigzag timetable where all students have a mixture of morning and afternoon lessons. Click here for full details.|
|Minimum Level of English||Upper Intermediate (B2)|
|Minimum Age||16 years (we occasionally accept students aged 15 years as part of a group or as individuals living with UK guardians)|
|Average Age||September – June 30 years; July & August 25 years|
|Minimum Course Length||2 weeks|
|Maximum Course Length||5 weeks|
|Availability in 2018||
|Minimum Class Size||None – Courses are guaranteed to run regardless of the number of participants! Where there are fewer than 3 participants, you will have 15 hours of general group English and 6 hours of exam preparation 1:1 or 2:1.|
|Maximum Class Size||12 students|
|Course Duration||Fee 2018|
|1 – 5 weeks||£299 per week|
|5 weeks’ course||£1495|
|Examination Fee||Approximately £170 per exam|
Registration Fee: £99
Examination Preparation Learning Materials Fee: £35
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