Academic IELTS is an internationally-recognised test which is used as an entry requirement for studying at university in the UK. It is also often needed for visa applications and for people going into specific fields of study such as medicine. When you take an IELTS test, your result will be in the form of a band scored from 1 to 9. When you contact a university, they will tell you the band you need to achieve to enroll in their courses.

Here is a rough guide to IELTS bands:

  • C2/ 9/ CPE (Proficiency)
  • C1/ 7-8/ CAE (Advanced)
  • B2/ 5.5 - 6.5/ FCE (First)
  • B1/ 4 - 5/ PET

About the course

Our IELTS preparation course will introduce you to the different parts of the test and give you the techniques you need to achieve your full potential. These techniques include: note-taking in lectures; skimming and scanning academic texts at high speed; writing academic reports and essays; speaking with fluency and confidence; and expanding your academic vocabulary. We offer both full-time intensive IELTS courses and longer part-time courses.

Our IELTS preparation course is based on a coursebook which changes each term, and also includes an exam practice book of past papers. We provide certain materials free of charge, depending on the length of your course.

You will be given periodic tests throughout the class so that you and your teacher can assess your progress.


Course Details

  • minimum English level: B1 intermediate
  • minimum age: 16
  • average age: 30
  • average class size: 6 students (maximum 12)
  • minimum course length: 2 weeks


  • hours per day: 3
  • base cost: £150 per week (when you book four weeks or more, the weekly cost will be lower)
  • lessons per week: 5
  • hours per week: 15
  • lesson times: 9.00-12.15
  • lesson days: Mon – Fri
  • start dates: any Monday


  • hours per day: 3
  • base cost: £100 per week (when you book four weeks or more, the weekly cost will be lower)
  • lessons per week: 3
  • hours per week: 9
  • lesson times: 12.45-16.00
  • lesson days: Mon, Wed & Fri
  • start dates: any Monday

Course Objectives

  • introduce you to all parts of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • familiarise you with the different question types in the test
  • help develop the techniques you need to succeed
  • improve and develop your speaking fluency and pronunciation
  • improve and develop your grammar with a focus on what is needed in the IELTS test
  • widen your English vocabulary over a range of common IELTS topics
  • improve your reading skills
  • develop your writing technique for IELTS
  • improve your time-management skills

Who is the course for?

IELTS is for overseas students wanting to go into higher education, professionals in particular fields (such as medicine) wanting to practise in the UK, and also for some people who need it for their visa application.

During the course you will

  • do regular IELTS practice in order to monitor your progress
  • take part in a wide range of class activities designed to help with the test
  • take part in pair work, group work and discussions
  • have regular homework assignments
  • learn practical techniques for all parts of the exam
  • have one-to-one tutorials with your teacher to assess your progress and set new learning targets
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 26, 2019
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150 GBP
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