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IELTS Courses

Southwark College is offering a range of IELTS intensive courses to help you focus on improving your language skills and developing strategies that will help you to achieve the score you need in the IELTS exams.

During the courses you can work on the four key skills of the IELTS test; listening, speaking, reading, writing, as well as supporting skills such as grammar and vocabulary and develop techniques and strategies to help you get the highest band possible.

Your work will be assessed and learners receive details on their work on how they can improve via group feedback, video tutorials and revision. You will also have access to a series of practice exams will be completed in each skill area and receive information and advice on the IELTS exam format and dates when you can complete the IELTS exam at Southwark College.

The IELTS exam is a leading English test for study, work and migration and are often taken by individuals who need them to access courses in higher education or who wish to immigrate and work in countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand.

Class  Days Time Start date End date Duration/hours Fee
Evening courses Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm - 8.45pm 20 September 2021 13 December 2021 12 weeks (72 hours) £540
Morning courses Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 1pm 20 September 13 December 2021 12 weeks (72 hours) £540
Afternoon courses Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm - 4pm 20 September 2021 13 December 2021 12 weeks (72 hours) £540
Blended/online courses Two-hour campus-based or online session followed by online independant study with access to teacher   4 October 2021 12 December 2021 Modular delivery for each skills module £99 per module
Next available exam dates

4 December 2021

11 December 2021 (computer-based only)

8 January 2022

15 January 2022

29 January 2022


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If you would like to find out more about IELTS courses or exams, please contact us or book to attend an information session at Southwark College.

The next dates are:
Friday 17 September 11am – 12pm


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