International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Suitable for those who wish to obtain or improve an IELTS score. This qualification is now a requirement for most university courses, professional career paths, and visa applications.
This course is for those non-native speakers wishing to go to university or to follow a professional career path where having an IELTS score is essential. The College is not an IELTS test centre but we can give students the chance to practise the various aspects of the test (IELTS Academic Mode) in a workshop session, and improve their exam skills and strategies.
- Generally, the course starts in September and January
- Each semester lasts 16 weeks
- We offer flexible start and end dates throughout the year
- A student visa may be required for non-EU students
- Information for International students can be found on our International webpage.
We offer two three-hour sessions a week and each class is held on a different day. Most classes do take place during the day, although evening classes are usually available.
If you would like to apply for this course, please complete our online application form. Alternatively, you can fill out a paper application form (you can pick these up from reception; they are also in the back of our prospectuses) and mail it to our freepost address:
South Essex College
Southend on Sea
- interview and assessment
- you need a good standard of general English - higher intermediate and above
- non-EU students may need a student visa
You will practise the various aspects of the test (IELTS Academic Mode) in a workshop session, and improve your exam skills and strategies. We can also offer a full-time EFL course incorporating IELTS hours if needed.
Assessment & Feedback
The College is not an IELTS centre and the IELTS test can be taken at a location to suit the student. Exams are at extra cost.
Students who are studying for only part of a semester are subject to pro-rata fees. Information for International students can be found on our International webpage.
After successfully completing this course you could progress to higher education or register with professional associations. IELTS certificates can be used for visa purposes as well. For more information, please call us on 01702 220440 and ask to speak to the EFL team, or email us at EFL@southessex.ac.uk