Part-time IELTS Exam Preparation Classes

What is it? Who is it for? Minimum Age
IELTS Exam Preparation Course Anyone wanting to improve their exam techniques for IELTS 18
Level Cost When?
CEFR B2 / minimum IELTS 5.0 £430 including all tuition and materials. Exam entry fee not included. Term 1: October to December 2020
Hours Maximum Class Size
Accommodation Social Programme
2 classes a week of 2 hours for 10 weeks (40 hours in total) Small groups in line with social distancing guidelines Not available No

Covid-19 - Term 1 (October to December 2020) Course Format Update

As a result of Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of all ELTC staff and students we have made some changes to Part-time Evening courses:

  • The classes will be taught face-to-face, but we will only be allowing small groups in compliance with the latest UK Government guidelines on social distancing and public health.
  • Students should be aware that the classes might need to be moved to online delivery if Government guidance changes.
  • We will keep you informed of any changes to the format of the course (if required) after you apply.

IELTS Preparation Course PhotoIf you're planning on taking IELTS then our part-time evening classes can help you prepare.

IELTS is the world’s leading English language proficiency test, taken by over 1.7 million people each year. IELTS (Academic) assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study. It is used for entry to universities all over the world, including Sheffield.

The English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) is an official IELTS test centre and our teaching staff are qualified and experienced English language tutors. Our Centre is very modern, with spacious classrooms equipped with the latest technology and learning resources.


Course Details

These classes are suitable for anyone with little or no experience of IELTS or those that want to refresh their exam skills. The classes are not suitable for anyone already taking an IELTS preparation course or those who have a very strong understanding of the test. You may expect an improvement of half an band in each IELTS component from attending the course however this depends on external factors, like how much English is practiced and studied outside the classroom and if you have previously taken an IELTS preparation course.

The classes focus on the test techniques and papers and NOT on general language improvement at a specific level. The class is not suitable for students wanting to improve their IELTS grades more than 0.5 bands or who need significant language improvement to achieve a specific IELTS band score. You will be advised during the enrolment process if the ELTC feel the course is best suited to you and we CANNOT guarantee you will achieve any specific IELTS band at the end of the course.

Entry Levels (IELTS 5.5-6.0) Low B2 or equivalent. The course is not suitable for anyone with a lower or higher level of English.

After completing your preparation course you can also take your IELTS exam at our centre. Further information about upcoming IELTS exams at the ELTC can be found on our IELTS webpage.

When does the course take place?

Course Start Date End Date Exam Date

Term 1 - IELTS Preparation Course (4 hours a week x 10 weeks - total 40 hours)

5 October 2020

9 December 2020

To be confirmed

Classes will take place on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

How much does the course cost?

The fee for this course is £430.

Course fees will include tuition, study book, practice test resources and extra learning materials. 

If you choose to take your IELTS exam at the ELTC you must pay an additional exam entry fee. Currently the IELTS entry fee at our centre is £162.00.

All fees must be paid in advance before you start the course.

It is possible to sit an IELTS exam without attending a course at the ELTC. Please click here to find out more about just taking the IELTS exam.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for a place on the course, you should complete the online application form by clicking the link below.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Friday September 18th 2020

After completing the application form you will need to take an online placement test. This is a short test for us to make sure this course is right for you.

We will send you more information about the online test after you complete the application form.


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