IELTS® Exam Preparation - Intensive

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Best for entry to university in the UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand

What is our IELTS® Intensive preparation course?

IELTS® is a highly respected test of English language skills for educational and professional purposes, particularly for students who wish to go to university in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Our IELTS® preparation course will teach you valuable English skills and strategies for taking the IELTS® exam, helping you to achieve a better score.

Learn about the different exam sections, the ways to maximize your exam time, and the types of questions on the IELTS® exam. You will also practice reading, writing, listening and speaking, and improve your grammar and vocabulary.

This intensive course is highly focussed on IELTS® preparation. We also offer a supplementary course that aims to give you a strong grasp of general English, while also teaching you for the IELTS® exam.

Our schools in Edinburgh, Oxford, Bournemouth and Dublin have become exclusive Exam Academies, with dedicated staff to help each individual student plan and progress. We have also invested in extra training for our teachers at these schools so that you can reach your personal study goals in the most effective way. Our school in Bournemouth is also a testing centre, so you will take your exam at the school.




This programme is right for you if:

  • You want to better your English skills and gain an internationally recognized English language qualification
  • You might want to enter for university in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada
  • You need a work visa for a country which accepts an IELTS® score as proof of language proficiency
  • You want to enhance your CV and improve your chance for professional success in the future
  • You want to receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your language level and attendance

Course facts

Course length
2 to 24 weeks (depending on location)
Course structure
Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand

28 Lessons (21 hours) of IELTS Exam Preparation: highly-focused lessons covering all sections of the IELTS exam and test-taking strategies

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools, K+eXtra and K+ clubs: Self-study time with access to exclusive materials and resources along with personalised sessions for you study the areas you most need help with, including exam techniques and study group work. 

United Kingdom
Entry level
Intermediate to Advanced English
Minimum age
16 Years old
Lesson hours
45 minute lessons
Class size
Average 12, maximum 15

All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes only

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Which schools offer this course

NZNew Zealand (1)
Minimum age in Canada is 16

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

We are a global leader in providing English language courses for students all around the world.

Our unique K+ learning system allows you to target specific areas of English and progress through language levels. Choose from a huge selection of 45 English schools, as well as a wide range of courses to best suit your needs. We aim to make your journey with us the experience of a lifetime.

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Certificate to prove your level of English

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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K+ English Language Learning System

K+ is our exclusive learning system that maximizes learning by embracing technology as a teaching and studying tool.

Focus on the four key language skills that are key to achieving fluency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our materials help you learn in class, on the move, or at home. This integrated approach provides a fun and effective learning experience. 

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