ETC IETLS Cambridge Exam Preparation & Course

We provide a Cambridge IETLS exam preparation and course to help students reach their full potential and apply for the University course of their choice. Almost all universities in English speaking countries require international students to have IETLS, we provide a stress-free, learning environment to help students pass the course and exam.

IELTS stands for International English Testing System. When undertaking this course, there are two modules which both test the students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

IELTS Exam Preparation

Do you want to go to University in the UK?

The Cambridge IETLS exam preparation course is internationally recognised and accepted worldwide by employers and educational institutes. Almost all universities in the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IETLS. Take the course to show your level of English.

Our experienced teachers will guide you through the stages of preparation for the Cambridge IELTS exam to make sure you reach your maximum potential and apply for the University course of your choice. The exams take place at the end of the course and you’ll be fully prepared to take them. ETC is an approved Cambridge IETLS course and exam test preparation centre, so you can take the computer based exam with us too.


There are two modules: Academic and General. Both of the modules are graded using the same criteria, so there is no difference in the level of English. They both test your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The only difference is the subject matter and the type of vocabulary used which varies to suit the diverse interests of candidates.

The academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels or seeking professional registration.

The general module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level.

Who accredits IELTS?

IELTS is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), the British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia.

For more information regarding ETC’s Cambridge IETLS exam preparation and course, contact us on +44 (0) 1202 559044 and one of our friendly, professional team members will be more than happy to help. Needless to say, that ETC International College is one of the leading companies for English language courses in Bournemouth.

The IELTS exam preparation is designed to test English at all levels. There is no pass or fail with IELTS.  Everyone gets a score to reflect their level of English language ability. Results are reported as band scores, on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

0. Did not attempt the test
1. Non User
2. Intermittent User
3. Extremely Limited User
4. Limited User
5. Modest User
6. Competent User
7. Good User
8. Very Good User
9. Expert User

IELTS Test Dates

Find out more about the IELTS test dates and how to book:
IELTS Test Dates

ETC International College is an approved Cambridge Exam Centre. Please check the dates we have available for the exam before booking. If we do not run an exam on your required IELTS test preparation date, we can help you register with another centre.

Standard course: 20 lessons (15 hours) per week


View our timetable below to get an idea of how your days might look.

Please note this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 – 10:15

IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2

IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2
10:45 – 12:15 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4 IELTS Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4

Minimum Age: 16

Minimum English Level: Intermediate

Exam Preparation Courses Hours per week Lessons per week 1-23 weeks 24+ weeks
Standard IELTS Exam  Preparation 15 20 £180 / week £170 / week
IELTS Exam Fee £175

Work alongside Ex-IELTS Examiners and specialist IELTS Teachers!

Join the course any week, with evening courses available. The ILT Studio specialise in IELTS Test Preparation to better guarantee your success!

IELTS Exam Preparation

Students in a University Foundation Programme class

“My friends recommended me to study at ETC and I did so after I received a scholarship from the British Council in my country.  The teachers and other staff helped me all the way to my Postgraduate course in one of the best Universities in the UK.  At the moment I’m a student at LSE – the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Many thanks ETC!” – Amir, Israel.