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Hilderstone College - IELTS Preparation

IELTS Preparation

About the course

For intermediate-level students who intend to take IELTS but are not yet ready for the Pre-university course.

Prepare for IELTS by developing your overall English ability, as well as preparing for the specific requirements of this internationally-recognised test. To improve your IELTS score, you need to do two things: improve your exam technique and improve your English. This Intensive English and IELTS preparation course will help you do just that!

An IELTS score is the language requirement for study at a British university and the Intensive English and IELTS course is the start of your preparation for university study. Our experienced and professional teachers will help you to your goal of IELTS success.


The aim of the this course is to allow students to continue to improve their general skills of English while also getting a thorough introduction to the basics of IELTS. It is a fundamental belief at Hilderstone College that improvement in an IELTS band will only come through a balance of understanding the requirements of the exam AND improving your English.

Intensive English

You will spend your mornings in an intermediate-level class building your overall level of English - grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This training will allow you to develop your language, your fluency and your confidence in social, professional and academic situations.


In the afternoons, you will have an IELTS preparation class. In this part of the course, you will practise and improve your academic English skills in order to reach your full potential in the exam. You will be introduced to the techniques needed for success and will have lots of opportunity to practise them. You will also have timed practice tests so that you can get used to the timings of the exam.


You will improve your general level of English, both in terms of accuracy and fluency, as well as prepare for and practise the skills and techniques of the exam in order to achieve your full potential. By the end of the course, you will know how to prepare for IELTS and we will help you to enrol for the exam.


Fees 2024

Registration fee: £90


  • 1 week: £345
  • 2 to 4 weeks: £330 per week
  • 5 to 12 weeks: £315 per week
  • 13 to 24 weeks: £285 per week
  • 25 to 35 weeks: £275 per week
  • 36+ weeks: £270 per week 

Homestay Accommodation (if required):

  • £195 per week in 2024


Coursebook: included for students booked for 3 weeks+ (a loan coursebook is given to students booked for 1 or 2 weeks, with an option to buy at cost price or return unmarked at the end of the course.

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

Dates 2024

Available all year.

Minimum enrolment period: 2 weeks.

Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 16 December 2024 to 3 January 2025. 
The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days. On each of these days, we will offer students a free excursion/activity. 

  • Monday 1 April 2024
  • Monday 6 May 2024
  • Monday 27 May 2024
  • Monday 26 August 2024

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
15.00 - 16.00
Optional supervised self-study IELTS Preparation Classes Optional supervised self-study
16.00 - 17.00 Optional supervised self-study

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-course test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Once we have accepted your enrolment, pay a non-refundable deposit of £400 or the full amount. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Enrolment Procedure Step 4 Please tell us your travel plans when you have this information
On your first day, you will meet the staff, we will show you around the College and Broadstairs and we will further assess your level. We will make sure you're all ready to start your course!
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Hilderstone College - IELTS Preparation