IELTS Exam Preparation

Enhance your academic and every day English vocabulary whilst preparing for the IELTS exam.


Why take this course?

This IELTS preparatory course will enhance your academic and every day English vocabulary while equipping you with the necessary skills to sit the IELTS examination. You will develop a specific skill-set related to what you will encounter in the examination and all tasks are intended to familiarise you with the format of the test. These include: 

  1. Understanding and describing graphs and charts 
  2. Writing letters to request information
  3. Structuring and organising written arguments
  4. Understanding a variety of accents 
  5. Time management in assessment conditions

You will also be taught strategies and skills to maintain meaningful conversations and how to understand and analyse a variety of written texts. 

Throughout the course you will be guided by an experienced ESOL tutor who will be on hand to share experiences, give meaningful advice and provide appropriate feedback on your performances and progress.

What you will experience

The IELTS examination provides students with an internationally recognized qualification, and is undisputed evidence of a person’s English language ability.

Receipt of this qualification allows the student to study at thousands of education and training providers worldwide. It is also a recognised measure of English proficiency for employers and professional bodies all over the world. 

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Entry requirements

Candidates should be at B2 level for entry onto this course.

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Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
6 February 2020 15 Weeks Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm £245.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.