IELTS Test Preparation Course

If you would like to work or study in the UK and English is not your first language, you may need to take an IELTS examination. IELTS is the most widely recognised test of communicative English language ability, and Basil Paterson is the largest centre for this examination in Scotland. We are also now offering Computer-Delivered IELTS at Basil Paterson Edinburgh.

Our intensive full-time IELTS course combines language development lessons with practice of all the examination skills and techniques you will need to excel in the IELTS exam. As an examination centre, you can study and take your final exam in the same building.

We understand the challenges examinations in English can bring.  Our examination courses help you prepare for your exam, with development of your language skills in the morning classes and improvement of your exam technique in the afternoon classes.

Exam Strategies

Focus on the techniques required to excel in your exam. Dedicated and qualified teachers will familiarise you with the format of IELTS and marking criteria, helping you understand what to do for each section.

Exam Skills Practice

Review, practice and feedback. In this session the teacher will give you the chance to practise the exam techniques you have discussed, followed by guidance on how to improve your score.

As a student of Basil Paterson we can guide you through the exam booking process and explain exactly what’s involved on exam day.

Full-time course structure - 25 hours per week

Time Session
08.40 – 08.55 Morning Discussion Session
09.00 – 10.00 Spoken Fluency & Interaction
10.00 – 10.15 Morning break
10.15 – 11.15 Language Focus
11.15 – 11.30 Morning break
11.30 – 12.30 Language Practice
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 IELTS Test Strategies
14.30 – 14.45 Afternoon break
14.45 – 15.45 IELTS Test Practice

Part-time option is afternoons only.

For IELTS Preparation we recommend a minimum 2 weeks of study. This is to allow time to improve your level and cover all the components of the exam.

Course fees include:

  • Study materials during the course
  • Certificate & individual report
  • Self-study resources
  • IT facilities and WiFi
  • Tutor support at lunchtime
  • At least two free social programme activities per week.
  • Guidance on the IELTS booking process and information about what to expect on exam day (exam fee not included)
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