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IELTS Exam Preparation

The opportunity to gain the IELTS score you need to study at university.


  • b1
    I can communicate in familiar situations, but often make mistakes or don't have the vocabulary I need.
  • b1+
    I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more difficult grammar and vocabulary.
  • b2
    Upper Intermediate
    I can communicate without much difficulty but still make some mistakes and misunderstand sometimes.
  • c1
    I can speak and understand very well but in unfamiliar situations may have a few problems with topic-specific vocabulary.
Which level should I apply for?
This is a full-time course. You can choose to study for 15 or 21 hours per week.

Course Details

Class Size:
Maximum 10 students
Start Date:
Any Monday
Course Length:
1-50 weeks
Minimum Age:
Class Time:
08.45 - 12.00 (15 hours) or 08.45 - 14.00 (21 hours)
Monday - Friday


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IELTS Exam Preparation (Full-time course)

IELTS is an internationally-recognised English language exam. Most of our students who follow one of our IELTS exam preparation courses go on to complete an undergraduate or postgraduate course at universities in the UK or other English-speaking countries. The aim of our IELTS preparation course is to help you improve your level of English and provide you with the strategies and techniques you need to succeed in the exam.

Who is the IELTS Exam Preparation course for?

Our IELTS preparation course could be perfect if you:

  • Want to obtain an IELTS score as evidence of your English ability or improve your current IELTS score

  • Improve your English for further study and go to university in the UK or another English-speaking country

  • Require an IELTS score as proof of your English level for work or visa purposes

IELTS Exam Preparation Course Content

Our IELTS Preparation courses combine language development with examination techniques, study skills and examination practice.

  • We will help you develop strategies and techniques for dealing with each section of the IELTS examination

  • There will be regular IELTS practice tests, followed by feedback and advice on how to improve

  • You will use a coursebook and we will give you this at the start of your course

Intended learning outcomes of the IELTS Exam Preparation course

By the end of the course you should have:

  • Improved English language and critical thinking skills in an academic context

  • Improved techniques and strategies to succeed in each part of the IELTS test

  • A thorough understanding of the IELTS test format and question types

  • An extended range of academic and everyday English grammar and vocabulary which will help you succeed in the IELTS test

  • The ability to express your ideas and opinions with greater confidence, fluency and accuracy both in speaking and in writing

Course options

IELTS Exam PreparationIELTS Exam Preparation + IELTS Preparation Skills (elective)General English + IELTS Preparation Skills (elective)
15 hours (20 lessons)
per week
21 hours (28 lessons)
per week
21 hours (28 lessons)
per week

Levels and availability

We can offer 4 levels of IELTS Preparation courses. You will be placed in the appropriate class depending on your IELTS band score and the band score you are working towards obtaining.

LevelIELTS Bands
Level 1Bands 3.5-4.5
Level 2Bands 4.5-5.5
Level 3Bands 5.5-6.5
Level 4Bands 6.5-7.5
  • All IELTS classes are subject to your level of English and availability.

  • If your level of English is too low, or we do not have spaces available in an IELTS class, we reserve the right to place you in a General English class until you reach the right level to join a suitable IELTS class.

  • If you book IELTS30, you will follow an IELTS Preparation Course in the morning and General English in the afternoon.

Booking an IELTS Test

We can help you book an IELTS examination at our local test centre in Cardiff or at a different location in the UK.

IELTS exam fees

Please note that IELTS examination fees are not included in the course fees. The current IELTS examination fee is £200 (IELTS SELT).

For more information about the IELTS exam, please visit IELTS Website.

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Looking for IELTS preparation for 8 hours a week or less?

We also offer IELTS exam preparation as a Part-time elective course between 13:30 and 15:00 from Monday to Thursday. This option is suitable for students already living, working or studying in the UK.

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