IELTS Exam Preparation (22.5 hours per week)

IELTS Preparation Course

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.


Details & Highlights

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
  • January 07 - February 08 2019
  • February 18 - March 22 2019
  • April 01 - May 03 2019
  • June 24 - July 26 2019
  • August 05 - September 06 2019
  • September 09 - October 11 2019
  • October 28 - November 29 2019
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  2019
1 - 5 weeks £310 per week
5 weeks' course £1550
Examination Fee Approximately £175 per exam

Additional fees

Registration Fee: £99 Examination Preparation Learning Materials Fee: £40

Accommodation Not Included

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