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IELTS at UKEC Academy!

IELTS, International English Language Testing System, is the internationally recognised qualification and entry requirements for the majority of English speaking universities and by numerous professional organisations across the globe. Studying an exam preparation course at UKEC Academy can help you to achieve your required scores.

UKEC Academy are specialists in preparing students for their examinations and have over 15 years’ experience in helping students reach their targets.

We have courses available for students who have never taken IELTS before and for those who need to improve their score ready for university, work or life in an English speaking country.

IELTS FOUNDATION A2 – B1 and are looking for a score between 4.0 – 5.5

Students will need to have an intermediate level of General English before joining an IELTS foundation course. This course will continue to improve your general English language skills and expand your vocabulary on key IELTS topics. You will become familiar with all parts of the test and develop strategies to improve test skills.

IELTS ADVANCED B2 – C2 and looking for a score between 6.0 – 8.0

Our IELTS Advanced class is for students at Upper Intermediate level and above. In these classes you will continue to improve your use of grammatical structures and key vocabulary across all parts of the test. You will receive intensive support and training in all four subskills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) during lessons and be given the tools and guidance to practice these extensively outside of class. You will have regular practice tests, many under exam conditions and be given approximate band scores to assess your progress and individual feedback on how you can improve your score.

Excel College English Course TimetableHere are the IELTS course options: 

  • Intensive GE + IELTS 21: Mon – Fri 09:30 – 12:45 & 13:45 – 15:45 (Mon – Wed)
  • Super Intensive GE + IELTS 25: Mon – Fri 09:30 – 15:45 (1 hour lunch)
  • Part Time IELTS 10: Mon – Fri 13:45 – 15:45


  • Start day: Any Monday (not including public holidays)
  • Age: 16 +
  • Levels: Intermediate (B1) – Proficiency (C2)
  • Course length: 1 – 45 weeks

UKEC Academy Teaching Method

At UKEC Academy we understand that every class is different and every student is different. Our teachers adapt their teaching style and methodology in order to support and include all students in their learning. This method enables our classes to be as effective as possible. Our classes are learner-centred so students always actively participate in classes and benefit from lots of opportunity to practise the language. The UKEC Academy method provides our international students with a supportive, enjoyable and interactive environment. Our students will be challenged and stimulated throughout their general English course.

Our classes follow the following principles:

  • Explanation/Demonstration
  • Observation
  • Reading
  • Classroom tasks & activities
  • Assessment
  • Individual learning plans
  • Performance reviews

IELTS Journey

 “Studying at UKEC Academy helped make my dream come true as I managed to get 8.0 in my IELTS!” Marta, Poland

If your other commitments mean you are unable to attend these classes then contact us to discuss your options and we can recommend a flexible course for you.

Contact us to discuss your course options. 

All course materials are provided in class for the afternoon exam preparation classes but if you want a course book for your afternoon exam classes to study at home then you can pay £25 to buy one or £20 deposit to rent. Just speak with one of the team in reception.

Included with all our courses:

  • Accommodation options
  • Social Programme
  • Course books: £30 per level (morning general English classes only)
  • UKEC +
  • Access to My UKEC
  • Support with life in the UK
  • University Services
  • CV Clinic

You will need to book your test either through your nearest test centre or online, depending on local arrangements. UKEC Academy staff will assist our students who wish to book the test.

To book your test go to
IELTS test – £165
IELTS for UKVI – £200

To check whether you need IELTS or IELTS for UKVI please check

Do you need accommodation? We have both Homestay and Residence accommodation

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