IELTS (April) Preparation

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Prepare for the IELTS exam or improve your existing IELTS score with this programme.

These courses are for students who need IELTS to enter university or to prepare for Access to HE courses. They are also ideal if you are required to demonstrate a specific level of English to employers.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

On the IELTS course you will:

  • study for two hours per week in class on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8:30pm
  • learn with students from all over the world (maximum class size: 20 students)
  • prepare for the four components of the IELTS exam (reading, writing, listening and speaking) by studying these skills, along with the necessary grammar and vocabulary, with a qualified and experienced teacher
  • get exam practice to help you to become familiar with the exam format


How I'll learn

Our evening courses run three times per year, with start dates in September, January and April. 

You are expected to complete extra study outside of class. Teaching materials are provided.


How I'll be assessed

If you are interested in taking the IELTS examination, we can help you to book your test at an IELTS Testing Centre. The IELTS examination costs approximately £155 (in 2017).


If English is not your first language and you need to improve your English language skills so that you can study or find work, we can help you."

ESOL teacher

Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for students of Entry 3, Level 1 or above English.

This course is open to EU and non-EU nationals. All prospective students must have an initial assessment before being admitted into the course.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.