IELTS Exam Preparation

International Students in our IELTS class

IELTS, International English Language Testing System, is the internationally recognised qualification and entry requirements for the majority of English speaking universities and by numerous professional organisations across the globe. Studying an exam preparation course at Excel College can help you to achieve your required scores.

Excel College are specialists in preparing students for their examinations and have over 15 years’ experience in helping students reach their targets.

We have courses available for students who have never taken IELTS before and for those who need to improve their score ready for university, work or life in an English speaking country.

IELTS FOUNDATION A2 – B1 and are looking for a score between 4.0 – 5.5

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.

IELTS ADVANCED B2 – C2 and looking for a score between 6.0 – 8.0

Our IELTS Advanced 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 and training in all four subskills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) during lessons and be given the tools and guidance 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 and individual feedback on how you can improve your score.

Most of our IELTS courses are a mixture of general English classes and IELTS exam technique classes. You can choose one of the options below:

Essential 15 hours per week

  • Mornings or afternoons
  • International classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average class size: 8
  • Course duration 1 – 47 weeks

Intensive 21 hours per week

  • Mornings and afternoons
  • International classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average class size: 8
  • Course duration 1 – 47 weeks

Intensive 24 hour per week

  • Mornings and afternoons
  • International classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average class size: 8
  • Course duration 1 – 47 weeks

Super Intensive 30 hours per week (IELTS Advanced Class only)

  • Mornings and afternoons
  • International classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average class size: 8
  • Course duration 1 – 47 weeks

Part time courses are also available so that you can study for IELTS around your other commitments

Part Time: 9 hours per week

  • An agreed time to suit you
  • International Classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average Class size: 8
  • Course Duration 1 – 47 weeks

Part Time: 6 hours per week

  • An agreed time to suit you
  • International Classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average Class size: 8
  • Course Duration 1 – 47 weeks

 “Studying at Excel College helped make my dream come true as I managed to get 8.0 in my IELTS!” Marta, Poland

If your other commitments mean you are unable to attend these classes then contact us to discuss your options and we can recommend a flexible course for you.

Contact us to discuss your course options. 

All course materials are provided in class but if you want a course book to study at home then you can pay £25 to buy one or £20 deposit to rent. Just speak with one of the team in reception.

Included with all our courses:

  • Accommodation options
  • Social Programme
  • Support with life in the UK
  • University Services
  • CV Clinic

You will need to book your test either through your nearest test centre or online, depending on local arrangements. Excel College staff will assist our students who wish to book the test.

To book your test go to http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/
IELTS test – £165
IELTS for UKVI – £200

To check whether you need IELTS or IELTS for UKVI please check https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/ielts-ukvi/what-ielts-ukvi

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

UKEC student university counselling

Don’t forget!

If you’re thinking about going to university, UKEC, our sister company, gives university and college application advice and services FREE to Excel College students!

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.

Got a question? Contact us for help

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