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IELTS Preparation Courses

Join one of our part-time IELTS Preparation Courses to develop your language skills and practise exam strategies for the IELTS test.

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Full-time English courses

If you require a full-time English language course our English for University Study and English for for Personal & Professional Development pathways combine general English tuition with IELTS preparation.


Welcome to the IELTS Centre at the University Language Centre, Manchester. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council; IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS scores are accepted by over 8000 recognising organisations and delivered in 900+ locations worldwide; In the last year, 2,000,000 people took the IELTS test.

If you are a test taker, you can find out more about the exam here: http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org 
Teachers and Researchers can find more information here: http://www.ielts.org/


IELTS Test Dates - Test Fee: £145.00

*Dates with an asterisk are dates where the complete test will be split over two days. The Listening, Reading and Writing tests will be held on the Thursday morning and the Speaking tests will be on the Friday afternoon

September     Academic Tests  General Training Tests 
Saturday 27 September 2014 Book online  



Thursday 2 October 2014*

Saturday 11 October 2014

Saturday 25 October 2014

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Saturday 8 November 2014

Thursday 13 November 2014*

Book online  Saturday 22 November 2014 Book online


Thursday 4 December 2014*

Saturday 6 September 2014

Saturday 13 December 2014

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Saturday 6 September 2014

Saturday 13 December 2014


Book online

Click here for a full list of 2014 dates.