IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. Last year, more than 2 million people took the tests all over the world. IELTS is globally accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations.
IELTS test takers can choose between two versions of the test – Academic (AC) or General Training (GT) – depending on their academic or professional aims, or their visa requirements. All candidates take the same listening and speaking components, but different reading and writing components.
We are the second-largest IELTS testing facility in the UK and deliver the IELTS test to 7,000–8,000 candidates each year. Our exam centre is based in central London, only a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus and Warren Street underground stations.
We offer the IELTS test on three Saturdays per month throughout the year. All four test components, including the speaking test, are held on the same day, in the same place. We provide comfortable and friendly exam conditions, and our wall-mounted speakers give a better quality of sound during the listening test.
|20 February 2016||Academic and General Training||4 March 2016||£150|
|19 March 2016||Academic and General Training||1 April 2016||£150|
|2 April 2016||Academic||15 April 2016||£150|
|30 April 2016||Academic and General Training||13 May 2016||£150|
|07 May 2016||Academic||20 May 2016||£150|
|21 May 2016||Academic and General Training||3 June 2016||£150|
|4 June 2016||Academic||17 June 2016||£150|
|25 June 2016||Academic and General Training||8 July 2016||£150|
|9 July 2016||Academic||22 July 2016||£155|
|16 July 2016||Academic and General Training||29 July 2016||£155|
|13 August 2016||Academic||26 August 2016||£155|
|20 August 2016||Academic and General Training||2 September 2016||£155|
|24 September 2016||Academic and General Training||7 October 2016||£155|
|22 October 2016||Academic||4 November 2016||£155|
|5 November 2016||Academic||18 November 2016||£155|
|19 November 2016||Academic and General Training||2 December 2016||£155|
|3 December 2016||Academic and General Training||16 December 2016||£155|
IELTS for visa purposes
On 20 February 2015, the UK government announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes.
If you make a visa application to stay in or move to the UK, you need to be aware of changes made by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
What our candidates say
In a recent survey over 90% of our candidates said that our staff were friendly and helpful, and 85% would recommend us to a friend.
Here is what some of our candidates said about taking their IELTS test at the University of Westminster IELTS Test Centre:
"If I was to do it again, I would do it at the same place. Everything was very well organised."
"Everything was great."
"Excellent registration system! You make the difference."