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IELTS Preparation Skills


Develop the strategies and techniques to help you succeed in the IELTS exam.


  • 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 part-time elective: Improve your English with 6 hours (8 lessons) a week.

Course Details

Class Size:
Maximum 10 students
Start Date:
Any Monday
Course Length:
1-50 weeks
Minimum Age:
Class Times:
12.30 - 14.00
Monday - Thursday


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IELTS Preparation Skills (Part-time elective)

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 university in the UK or another English-speaking country. 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 Preparation Skills course for?

Our IELTS Preparation Skills 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 Preparation Skills 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 course book and we will give you this at the start of your course.

This is a Part-time elective. What does it mean?

Do you live and work in Cardiff? Are you looking for a few hours of English lessons in the week?

You can improve your English by joining one of our part-time midday courses for 6 hours (8 lessons) per week.

Are you looking for a Full-time course instead? Click here

Intended learning outcomes of the IELTS Preparation Skills 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 not suitable to join one of our IELTS Preparation classes at the start of your course, then we will place you in an English Language Skills class until you have reached the required level of English.

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 around £200 (IELTS SELT).

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

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