Exam Preparation Courses IELTS

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is one of the most popular official exams required to study, live or find a job in a place where speaking the English language is necessary. The majority of UK universities will use an applicant’s IELTS score to determine whether an applicant has the required level of English follow a course. There is no pass or fail in IELTS – instead, scores are graded on a 9-band system.

12 week courses

The more prepared you are the easier the exam will be. The 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

TUITION: 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 hours exam preparation
TIMETABLE: General English Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday; 1400 – 16.30

Total hours 23.33

DURATION: 12 weeks
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: Minimum B1 intermediate
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: 12
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays
TOTAL COST: £2,760

8 week courses

The 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

TUITION: 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 hours exam preparation
TIMETABLE: General English Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday; 1400 – 16.30

Total hours 23.33

DURATION: 8 weeks
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: Minimum B1 intermediate
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: 12
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays
TOTAL COST: £1,840

4 week courses

If you are confident that your level is what you need to obtain the IELTS score you require, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

TUITION: 20 General English lessons per week plus 5 hours exam preparation
TIMETABLE: General English Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday; 1400 – 16.30

Total hours 23.33

DURATION: 4 weeks
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: Minimum B1 intermediate
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: 12
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays
TOTAL COST: £960

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on your current level. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books. Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the IELTS test, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.

Note:  IH Belfast does not process IELTS examination registration.  Registrations should be completed here.

Public Holidays 2017 Public Holidays 2018
March 17

April 14

April 17

May 1

May 29

July 12

August 28

The school will close on December 22 2017 and will reopen on January 8 2018.

March 19

March 30

April 2

May 7

May 28

July 12

August 27

The school will close on December 21 2018 and will reopen on January 7 2019.

Please note:  Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.