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:
    • 16 September – 6 December 2019 (Module A)
    • 20 January – 10 April 2020 (Module B)
    • 27 April – 17 July 2020 (Module C)
  • Intensive IELTS Preparation Courses.   
    • 11 May – 5 June 2020 (4-week course)
    • 11 May – 22 May 2020 (2-week course)
  • One-day consolidation/revision workshops:
    • 14 September 2019: Speaking
    • 28 September 2019: Writing
    • 5 October 2019: Speaking
    • 26 October 2019: Writing
    • 2 November 2019: Speaking
    • 16 November 2019: 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 2020.

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 open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
16 September 2019 Twice a week until 6 December 2019, plus an IELTS exam at the end of the course Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm £910 Book now

What is included

The course costs £910 and includes:

  • 48 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 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
20 January 2020 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm Twice a week until 10 April 2020, plus an IELTS exam at the end of the course’ £910 Book now

What is included

The course costs £910 and includes:

  • 48 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 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
27 April 2020 Twice a week until 17 July 2020, plus an IELTS exam at the end of the course Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm £910 Book now

What is included

The course costs £910 and includes:

  • 48 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 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
11 May 2020 Four weeks full-time (until 5 June 2020), plus IELTS test at the end of the course (5 June 2020). Entry standard must be B1. Monday – Friday 10am–4pm £1,648 Apply now
11 May 2020 Two weeks full-time (until 22 May 2020), plus IELTS test at the end of the course. Entry standard must be B1+ (the upper end of the B1 scale) Monday - Friday 10am-4pm £824 Apply now

What is included

The four-week course costs £1,648 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 £824. 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).
  • 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.

Please note, refreshments are not provided during these workshops. 

Booking

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
14 September 2019 One-day - Skill: Speaking 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm £155 Book now
28 September 2019 One-day - Skill: Writing 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm £155 Book now
5 October 2019 One-day - Skill: Speaking 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm £155 Book now
26 October 2019 One-day - Skill: Writing 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm £155 Book now
2 November 2019 One-day - Skill: Speaking 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm £155 Book now
16 November 2019 One-day - Skill: Writing 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm £155 Book now

Contact us

Short Courses Team

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