IELTS Exam Preparation Course

Programme details

  • Duration: 4 - 16 weeks
  • Fee: £1,890 - £5,152

An academic course for students who want to develop their skills and take the IELTS examination. The course builds students’ confidence in reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary.

There is a range of examination practice and language development through engaging and stimulating activities and materials. Students will develop their understanding of exam techniques and strategies for each of the exam components while developing their general English skills. IELTS is a widely accepted qualification for university entrance internationally.

Students sit an official IELTS exam on campus at the end of the course (subject to availability).

Students on this course have access to extra-curricular activities provided by Regent’s University London (e.g. trips to London sights, English conversation club, sports, taster lectures etc.) as well as the University's facilities (Regent’s library and self-study areas, refectory, café etc.).


Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications and have no formal application deadlines.

2019/20 fees

These fees will apply for courses starting from August 2019.

Duration  Fees
 4 weeks  £1,890
 8 weeks  £3,375
 12 weeks  £4,464
 16 weeks  £5,152

The exam fee is included in the course fee.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

The IELTS Academic exam fee is included in the course fees, and is not refundable if you decide not to take the exam. Please note we do not offer IELTS for UKVI. Students wishing to take the IELTS for UKVI need to book the exam independently.

Students will learn about the requirements of each component of the IELTS exam. The course will focus on the strategies needed in each part of the test, reading, writing, listening and speaking. The lessons are communicative, with a lot of interaction, pairwork and groupwork. There will be plenty of exam practice and students will develop the academic skills required in order to pass the exam.

All students take a placement test on the first day of the course, followed by regular progress tests and mock IELTS exams. Teachers give continuous feedback on students’ progress. There are regular one-to-one tutorials which give students the opportunity to revise their learning goals and discuss their strengths and areas for improvement.

For this course, we have a maximum class size of 15. This allows students to benefit from a personalised and interactive learning environment.

Course Structure

Monday to Friday (20 hours per week)

9:15 – 11:00 lessons

11:00 – 11:15 break

11:15 – 12:30 lessons

12:30 – 13:30 lunch break

13:30 – 14:30 lessons

Please note there are no classes on the following dates:

Christmas 2019: Friday 20 December 2019 – Monday 6 January 2020
New Year’s Day: 1 January 2020
Good Friday: 10 April 2020
Easter Monday: 13 April 2020
Early May Bank Holiday: 8 May 2020
Spring Bank Holiday: 25 May 2020
Summer Bank Holiday: 31 August 2020
Christmas 2020: dates TBA

Please note that we do not offer any refunds for bank holidays, or other pre-scheduled days when the Centre is closed.


16 weeks course - B1 (intermediate) level of CEFR

12 week course – B1+ (intermediate +) level of CEFR

8 week course – B2 (upper-intermediate) level of CEFR

4 week course – B2+/C1 level (upper-intermediate/advanced) level of CEFR

Please note the minimum age for students wishing to join this course is 16 years old.

As part of your application, you are required to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A scan or photo of the ID page of your passport
  • Proof of English proficiency

This course aims to help you improve your English as preparation for the IELTS Exam, a globally recognised qualification that proves your English proficiency as part of a university application. Passing the IELTS exam may be a necessity if you’re applying to an English-speaking university as a non-native speaker.

Enrolment Agreement

•    I understand that I need to supply a passport copy (or ID copy for EU citizens) and colour photograph to [email protected] 
•    I understand I will not receive a Student ID card on arrival if I do not submit a colour photograph one week prior to course start date
•    I understand that in order to have my application processed, I need to pay a deposit
•    I certify that the information I supplied on my application form is correct
•    I certify that the information I supplied on my level is correct
•    I have received and understand all of the programme costs. I agree to pay the balance of fees on (or before) the first day of class
•    I understand that my passport will be checked when I arrive at the school and it is my responsibility to have the right visa
•    I understand that I will take an English test when I arrive at the school. I will be placed in the best level for my ability based on those tests. There are no classes on test days
•    I understand the Cancellation Policy as outlined below
•    I understand it is my responsibility to organize medical and other insurance for my stay in the UK (RILC does not provide this)
•    I authorise qualified medical diagnosis and treatment of injury to the student and authorise release of medical information for treatment and insurance purposes. I understand that I am responsible for medical expenses outside the limits of any applicable medical insurance and that pre-existing health conditions are not covered by health insurance
•    I understand that I am responsible for all expenses, including personal expenses whilst attending RILC. I authorise RILC to release information regarding my studies to my sponsoring agency or my guardian. I also authorise any appropriate medical centre or personnel to examine and / or treat me for any illness/injury I incur while a student at the school
•    I understand that I will be issued a handbook on arrival which outlines the policies and procedures of the school. I will read and follow the procedures as set out in the guidelines

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy

•    All fees must be paid two weeks prior to course start date
•    The course deposit and housing fee is non-refundable
•    Fees paid are refundable if you cancel two weeks prior to the beginning of the course (with the exception of course deposit and housing application fee)
•    You may change or cancel your homestay/private home with two weeks’ notice only with bookings of more than 4 weeks. Students who wish to cancel accommodation in student residences will be charged the cancellation rates of the residence. Ask the school for details
•    Refunds will be sent to the student or guardian normally within thirty (30) days. Post and bank fees will be deducted if applicable
•    No refunds will be given once the course has started

Other related policies

•    Attendance Policy
•    Student Charter
•    Student Code of Conduct
•    Student Complaints Policy
•    Student Disciplinary Policy
•    Student Disability Policy
•    Under 18s Safeguarding Policy

Class information 

•    Please note all our classes have a maximum of 15 students

When would you like to begin studying?

Start date Duration Fees Apply
B1+ Entry Level - 12 weeks £4,464 Apply
B2 Entry Level - 8 Weeks £3,375 Apply
B2+/C1 Entry Level - 4 Weeks £1,890 Apply
B1 Entry Level - 16 Weeks £5,152 Apply
B1+ Entry Level - 12 weeks £4,464 Apply
B2 Entry Level - 8 weeks £3,375 Apply
B2 & C1 Entry Level - 4 weeks £1,890 Apply

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