What is IELTS?

The course focuses on the skills needed for students to reach their IELTS grade requirement and succeed in an academic environment.

1. IELTS Standard
A. IELTS Academic

The IELTS Academic test measures whether you have the level of English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher education environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

Take this test if you want to:
Study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level anywhere in the world.
Apply for Tier 4 Student Visa at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor in the UK
Work in a professional organization in an English speaking country.
B. IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.

Take this test if you would like to:
Train or study at below degree level
Work or undertake work related training in an English speaking country
Emigrate to an English speaking country
Get a better job in your own country.

If you want to immigrate to the UK, find out more about IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Fee for the IELTS Standard
2. Computer Delivered (CD) IELTS

We are continually enhancing IELTS – the world’s most popular test of English for higher education and global migration – to improve the experience of IELTS for our test takers and stakeholders.

IELTS Academic and General Training testing provide more options to our test takers and stakeholders, while retaining all of the test’s current security, trust and integrity.

With computer-delivered IELTS there are more test dates available, test takers can choose IELTS at a time convenient for them, and they will receive their results in 5 to 7 days.

The Test Report Form, content, timing and structure of the test is the same whether you take the test on paper or on computer and the Speaking test is always face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner.

If you choose to take computer-delivered IELTS, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing test using a computer. All aspects of the test are identical to paper-based IELTS.

Fee for the Computer Delivered (CD) IELTS

IELTS and IELTS for UKVI are the same in terms of format, content, scoring and level of difficulty. However, the Test Report Form which contains your results is slightly different to show that you have taken the test at an official IELTS for UKVI location, which is approved by the UK Home Office.

IELTS Academic
IELTS General Training
Fee for the IELTS UKVI
4. IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills is for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Levels A1, A2 or B1.

IELTS Life Skills is available at three levels:
IELTS Life Skills – A1 Speaking and Listening
IELTS Life Skills – A2 Speaking and Listening (offered in the UK only)*
IELTS Life Skills – B1 Speaking and Listening.
Results for IELTS Life Skills tests
Test results are normally available within seven days of your test.
You will get one of two results:

A fail result means that you have not been successful and your test cannot be used for your visa application.

Fee for the IELTS Life Skills
5. Aptis

Aptis provides reliable, accurate results about the English skills in your organization. As a result, you can make better decisions about recruitment, workforce development and training needs. Aptis is flexible and accessible so you can assess people quickly. It also allows you to accurately test the skills relevant to your requirements and get results fast.