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IELTS Exam Preparation Courses in Chester, England

IELTS is an internationally-recognised exam and most students need it to prove their level of English for study at University.

Our IELTS preparation course starts any Monday and is a combination of General English, Exam Focus and Academic Writing lessons. The course will prepare you for undergraduate or postgraduate studies which are taught in English. You will learn to use English with confidence both in your academic studies and socially. Our experienced and professional teachers will develop your exam techniques so that you achieve the best possible result in each section of the exam.

The course includes:

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) per week in the mornings studying on the core programme of the General English course.
  • 6 lessons (4.5 hours) per week of IELTS exam focus preparing for the 4 IELTS papers
  • 2 lessons (1.5 hours) per week of academic writing
  • regular tutorials with your teacher to give you individual help and study advice

If you are planning to study for 24 weeks or more, IELTS Preparation can be taken as part of our Study Year Programme.

Our minimum age for individuals is 16, but we occasionally accept 15 year olds on the General English course in international classes provided they are part of a group with a group leader.

Fact File

  • all course books/materials included
  • e-learning included from point of booking to 3 months after course ends
  • exam fees not included
  • Standard Academic IELTS exam fee in 2022 = £195. Results are usually available 2 weeks after the exam

The rate of progress varies depending on your level, ability and determination but on average our IELTS students’ test scores increase by 0.5 in approximately 6.5 weeks. We will provide you with regular examination practice and homework. We also offer information and advice to help you choose and apply for your university course.

Exam dates are available every month at a local test centre.

Our minimum age for individuals is 16, but we occasionally accept 15 year olds on the General English course in international classes provided they are part of a group with a group leader.

  • Course Summary
    Course Code
    Course Name
    General English + IELTS/Academic English - 28 Lessons/week
    School Location
    Course Dates
    Start Any Monday
    Maximum Class Size
    Minimum Age
    Lessons Per Week
    Hours Per Week
    From CEFR B1 to CEFR C1
    1-4 weeks: £310 per week
    5-7 weeks: £300 per week
    8-11 weeks: £285 per week
    12-19 weeks: £270 per week
    20-23 weeks: £255 per week
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