IELTS exam preparation

Prepare for your IELTS exam at Excel College. Our classes are run by experienced IELTS teachers. We have 3 levels of IELTS. Please see the table below. The courses are for 6 or 15 hours per week. Upper Intermediate and Advanced level students can also do 9 hours per week course. To improve your overall level, you can also add General English classes in the morning.

Course General English LevelIELTS Band ScoreAvailability
IELTS Main ClassUpper Intermediate (B2) and above5.5 +Monday to Friday 1.30 - 4.45 PM
IELTS FoundationIntermediate (B1) and above4.0 - 5.5Monday to Thursday 1.30 - 3.00 PM
IELTS IntroductionPre-intermediate (A2) and abovebelow 4.0Monday to Thursday 1.30 - 3.00 PM

IELTS Main Class

Our IELTS main class is for students at Upper Intermediate level and above. In these classes you will continue to improve your use of grammatical structures and key vocabulary across all parts of the test. You will receive intensive support in all skills during lessons and be encouraged to practice these extensively outside of class. You will have regular practice tests, many under exam conditions and be given approximate band scores to assess your progress.

This course is designed for students who already have an overall IELTS level of around 5.5 and who need to achieve 6.0 or higher.

IELTS Foundation

Students will need to have an intermediate level of General English before joining an IELTS foundation course. This course will continue to improve your general English language skills and expand your vocabulary on key IELTS topics. You will become familiar with all parts of the test and develop strategies to improve test skills.

This course is designed to bring students up to a 5.5 in all band scores.

IELTS Introduction

This course is designed to help you improve your general English language skills while introducing key IELTS topics. Ideal preparation for our IELTS Foundation course.

For students below intermediate level.

Apply for this Course

Simply send an application form and a copy of your passport to Excel College

  • Free placement test
  • Weekly assessments
  • Regular tutorials with your teacher
  • Start any day, Monday to Friday (see our calendar)
  • Maximum 15 students in a class
  • Minimum age: 16

You will need to book your test either through your nearest test centre or online, depending on local arrangements. To book your test go to
IELTS test – £160
IELTS for UKVI – £200

To check whether you need IELTS or IELTS for UKVI please check

Do you need accommodation? We have both Homestay and Residence accommodation

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Simply ask for an appointment on your application form or ask us when you arrive and we will arrange an appointment for you at a time to suit you.


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