IELTS Preparation Courses

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Take an IELTS Preparation Course to boost your English language skills while familiarising yourself with the IELTS exam format and requirements.

Our IELTS course will give you:

  • training to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills together with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation input to maximise your exam performance
  • an overview of the format and requirements of each of the IELTS papers
  • coaching in IELTS exam strategies to help maximise your scores
  • the opportunity to take IELTS practice tests and receive detailed feedback to help you work towards your target score
  • access to additional study materials on our virtual learning environment, which will extend and enhance your learning experience

Our IELTS courses

We are running three different types of IELTS course:

  • Part-time IELTS Preparation courses (minimum English level B1), delivered two evenings per week:
    • 10 September – 30 November 2018 (Module A)
    • 21 January – 12 April 2019 (Module B)
    • 29 April – 19 July 2019 (Module C)
  • Intensive IELTS Preparation Courses.   
    • 6 May – 31 May 2019 (4-week course)
    • 20 – 31 May 2019 (2-week course)
  • One-day consolidation/revision workshops:
    • 15 September 2018:  Speaking
    • 22 September 2018:  Listening
    • 29 September 2018:  Writing
    • 6 October 2018:  Speaking
    • 3 October 2018:  Listening
    • 20 October 2018:  Reading
    • 27 October 2018:  Writing
    • 3 November 2018:  Speaking
    • 10 November 2018:  Listening
    • 17 November 2018:  Writing

Why IELTS?

IELTS is the most widely recognised English test across the globe.

It is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations in more than 135 countries, for education, immigration and professional purposes.

Why Westminster?

Centrally located in the heart of London next to Oxford Circus, our Regent Street Campus offers well-equipped, modern classrooms and easy access to a broad range of University facilities, making it an ideal choice for both full-time and part-time students.

Our teachers are all professionally qualified English teachers with significant experience of IELTS and they in turn are supported and quality-assured by the course leader, an IELTS expert.

Our teaching

Our courses are delivered in small classes (maximum group size is 14) so that you can benefit from one-to-one attention in the classroom and the rich feedback we provide across all four skills (listening, speaking reading and writing).

We will also create a tailored study plan for you, with specific goals and an explanation how you can achieve them. This is critical to help you understand and apply the more challenging aspects of English language required for higher-order communication of complex ideas across all skills.  

Who is Module A for?

Module A is aimed at students with a minimum English level of B1 and has been specifically designed for those wishing to combine academic study with work.

While no guarantee can be provided regarding the IELTS level achieved on completion of training, our aim is for the majority of students who attend all classes, complete all work and respond positively and proactively to feedback to improve by 0.5 by the end of the course.

This course is timed so that students who complete IELTS Preparation Course Module A with an IELTS score of 5 will be able to progress immediately to the higher-level Module B in January 2019.

Booking

You will need to pass an entrance test to join this course. Once you have filled in our booking form, we will send you a copy of the test and a deadline by which to submit it. We will only ask for payment once you have successfully completed the test.

Courses no longer available
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
10 September 2018 Twice a week until 28 November 2018, plus IELTS test on 1 December 2018 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm £880 Already started

What is included

The course costs £880 and includes:

  • 48 hours’ face-to-face tuition
  • access to online learning materials via our virtual learning environment
  • the IELTS exam on 1 December 2018
  • two IELTS textbooks – Cambridge Grammar for IELTS and Ready for IELTS Coursebook (subject to change by tutor and availability)

As a student at the University of Westminster you will also have access to our facilities for the duration of the course (for example, the computer suites and library) and you will be invited to the many public lectures and other events for our students, staff and the wider community. 

Who is Module B for?

Module B is aimed at students with a minimum English level of B2 and has been specifically designed for those wishing to combine academic study with work.

While no guarantee can be provided regarding the IELTS level achieved on completion of training, our aim is for the majority of students who attend all classes, complete all work and respond positively and proactively to feedback to improve by 0.5 by the end of the course.

Booking

You will need to pass an entrance test to join this course. Once you have filled in our booking form, you will be sent a copy of the test and a deadline by which to submit it. We will only ask for payment once you have successfully completed the test. 

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
21 January 2019 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm Twice a week until 10 April 2019, plus IELTS test at the end of the course (13 April 2019) £880 Book now

What is included

The course costs £880 and includes:

  • 48 hours’ face-to-face tuition
  • access to online learning materials via our virtual learning environment
  • the IELTS exam on 13 April 2019
  • two IELTS textbooks – Cambridge Grammar for IELTS and Ready for IELTS Coursebook (subject to change by tutor and availability)

As a student at the University of Westminster you will also have access to our facilities for the duration of the course (for example, the computer suites and library) and you will be invited to the many public lectures and other events for our students, staff and the wider community. 

Who is Module C for?

Module C is aimed at students with a minimum English level of B1 and has been specifically designed for those wishing to combine academic study with work.

While no guarantee can be provided regarding the IELTS level achieved on completion of training, our aim is for the majority of students who attend all classes, complete all work and respond positively and proactively to feedback to improve by 0.5 by the end of the course.

Booking

You will need to pass an entrance test to join this course. Once you have filled in our booking form, you will be sent a copy of the test and a deadline by which to submit it. We will only ask for payment once you have successfully completed the test. 

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
29 April 2019 Twice a week until 19 July 2019, plus IELTS test at the end of the course (20 July 2019) Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm £880 Book now

What is included

The course costs £880 and includes:

  • 48 hours’ face-to-face tuition
  • access to online learning materials via our virtual learning environment
  • the IELTS exam on 20 July 2019
  • two IELTS textbooks – Cambridge Grammar for IELTS and Ready for IELTS Coursebook (subject to change by tutor and availability)

As a student at the University of Westminster you will also have access to our facilities for the duration of the course (for example, the computer suites and library) and you will be invited to the many public lectures and other events for our students, staff and the wider community.

Who is the Intensive IELTS Preparation course for?

These intensive courses are designed for students who are able to commit to a full-time course for either two or four weeks. Students attending the four-week course need a minimum level of English of B1, whilst students attending the two-week course need a minimum level of English of B1+ (the upper end of the B1 scale).

Booking

You will need to pass an entrance test to join this course. Once you have filled in our booking form, you will be sent a copy of the test and a deadline by which to submit it. We will only ask for payment once you have successfully completed the test.

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
6 May 2019 Four weeks full-time (until 31 May 2019), plus IELTS test at the end of the course (1 June 2019). Entry standard must be B1. Monday – Friday 10am–4pm £1,600 Apply now
20 May 2019 Two weeks full-time (until 31 May 2019), plus IELTS test at the end of the course (1 June 2019). Entry standard must be B1+ (the upper end of the B1 scale) Monday - Friday 10am-4pm £800 Apply now

What is included

The four-week course costs £1,600 and includes:
  • 100 hours' face-to-face tuition
  • access to online learning materials via our virtual learning environment
  • the IELTS exam 
  • two IELTS textbooks - Cambridge Grammar for IELTS and Ready for IELTS Coursebook (subject to change by tutor and availability)

The two-week course costs £800. Each course includes: 

  • 50 hours' face-to-face tuition
  • access to online learning materials via our virtual learning environment
  • the IELTS exam 
  • two IELTS textbooks - Cambridge Grammar for IELTS and Ready for IELTS Coursebook (subject to change by tutor and availability)

As a student at the University of Westminster you will also have access to our facilities for the duration of the course (for example, the computer suites and library) and you will be invited to the many public lectures and other events for our students, staff and the wider community.

Who are the one-day Workshops for?

These workshops are designed for participants wishing to practise their IELTS examination techniques in the run-up to the exam. Participants are required to be at approximately IELTS 6. 

Workshop content

The workshops focus on test-specific skills. You will use past papers to work on timings and complete a mock exam. 

The workshops will cover the following skills:

  • Writing: You will discuss the requirements of the IELTS writing examination and obtain individual feedback. (Unfortunately, it is not possible to mark and return complete scripts).
  • Listening: You will practise with four different past papers and discuss the answers. 
  • Speaking: You will discuss the requirements of the oral exam. You will watch other participants undertake a mock exam and learn from one another’s performances.
  • Reading: You will practise with four different past papers and discuss the answers.

Please note, refreshments are not provided during these workshops. 

Booking

Courses no longer available
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
15 September 2018 One-day - Skill: Speaking 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
22 September 2018 One-day - Skill: Listening 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
29 September 2018 One-day - Skill: Writing 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
6 October 2018 One-day - Skill: Speaking 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
13 October 2018 One-day - Skill: Listening 10 am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
20 October 2018 One-day - Skill: Reading 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
27 October 2018 One-day - Skill: Writing 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
3 November 2018 One-day - Skill: Speaking 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
10 November 2018 One-day - Skill: Listening 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started
17 November 2018 One-day - Skill: Writing 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm £150 Already started

Contact us

Short Courses Team

E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)20 3506 9900