IELTS Examination Preparation Course

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You should join our IELTS preparation course if you want to improve your English language knowledge and gain an internationally recognised English language qualification.

Many people who want to live, work or study in the UK need IELTS to prove their English language abilities in support of a UK Visa and Immigration application. If you are one of them, this course is for you. Equally, if you want to emigrate to Australia, Canada and New Zealand, an IELTS certificate will be required from you by the immigration authorities.

Even if you are a native English speaker, you must prepare for the IELTS test. If you are unprepared, you might easily score lower grades than those non-native speakers who have enrolled on an exam preparation course before taking the test.

IELTS has two versions, Academic and General. This course mainly prepares you for the Academic Training but, as Listening and Speaking are the same in both tests, you could combine your group classes (to practise Listening and Speaking) with some 1-to-1 tuition (for Reading and Writing) if you wanted to take the General IELTS exam.

There is a lot of information available on IELTS from the British Council available at the links below, but please feel free to contact us if you require assistance in deciding what is right for you.


  • Flexible start and end dates with a minimum enrolment of 4 weeks
  • Exam-specific entry test and feedback
  • 1 mock exam and feedback included in the course fees (further mock exams can be arranged)
  • Continuous assessment and feedback
  • Help with and advice on study skills and time-management
  • Lots of homework and supplementary materials
  • Help with booking the exam
  • Small class sizes with a maximum class size of 15 students

Course Material

Textbook (to be purchased when joining the course) and supplementary material. Textbooks cost around £30.

Enrolment Information

Minimum entry level for this course: B1 (Intermediate).

Everyone who would like to join the IELTS course needs to do an exam-specific entry test. The test includes an Interview, Listening, Reading and Writing and is 2.5 hours long. You do not need to prepare for the test because the aim of this exam to show us your strengths and weaknesses necessary for a personalised study plan.


We offer 10% discount for the booking and full payment of 10 weeks or more. For the booking and payment of 20 weeks or more, we offer 15% (does not apply to One-to-One tuition or bookings made via agents).


Please note that Nottingham Language Academy is not an IELTS examination centre so students cannot take the exam at the school. However, we can help you register and take the same elsewhere. If you need help with finding an examination centre, please ask for advice from your IELTS teacher, Director of Studies or a member of the Student Services team.

Exam fees range between £140 and £160.

Month Academic Academic and General
January 13 Saturday
18 Thursday
06 Saturday
20 Saturday
February 03 Saturday
24 Saturday
01 Thursday
10 Saturday
March 10 Saturday
15 Thursday
03 Saturday
24 Saturday
April 14 Saturday
26 Thursday
07 Saturday
21 Saturday
May 05 Saturday
19 Saturday
12 Saturday
24 Thursday
June 07 Thursday
23 Saturday
02 Saturday
30 Saturday
July 19 Thursday
21 Saturday
07 Saturday
28 Saturday
August 11 Saturday
25 Saturday
02 Thursday
18 Saturday
September 13 Thursday
15 Saturday
08 Saturday
29 Saturday
October 11 Thursday
20 Saturday
13 Saturday
27 Saturday
November 03 Saturday
17 Saturday
01 Thursday
10 Saturday
December 08 Saturday
13 Thursday
01 Saturday
15 Saturday