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We will follow UK Government guidance with regard to safety measures in the classroom. However, regardless of any restrictions in place, we will encourage social-distancing, implement regular thorough cleaning, hand sanitiser will be provided, and classrooms will be well ventilated. 

Our homestay hosts will provide a safe, comfortable and friendly place to stay.  If you test positive for covid-19, you will self-isolate at your homestay or private accommodation (if applicable).

Our priority is to do our best to keep our students safe. As a result there may be times when we may not be able to offer our traditional social programme.

Please see our Covid-19 Guidelines, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Hilderstone College - Online

Online IELTS Preparation

This course will allow you to prepare for your IELTS exam from the comfort of your home.

At Hilderstone College we believe that good exam preparation should focus both on exam skills and language development. This course will give you just that: a chance to prepare for the different parts of the exam, and a chance to improve your overall level of English.

This course is aimed at intermediate-level students, and you will have lessons every day from Monday to Friday. Your teacher will set some work for you overnight.

Exam S.O.S. (optional 30-minute tutorials)

If you feel you need some extra help with your exam, you can book a 30-minute tutorial to discuss your progress. However you could also use the session to go through your essays, analyse your mistakes or just to boost your confidence in speaking.

There may be times when you join our face-to-face classes online (hybrid learning). 


Working online, this course will help you develop your grammar, vocabulary and exam skills in order to give you the best possible preparation for the IELTS exam.


By the end of the course, the student will not only have an improved understanding of English grammar and vocabulary, they will be better prepared for the IELTS exam with a sharper understanding of what each section of the exam requires.

How does it work?

We use Zoom for our lessons. Click here for a demo.

We have two course options available (subject to availability).  You can choose 15 or 21 online hours per week.  There will be regular breaks for your comfort.  A timetable is available for each course option (see samples below). The teacher will also set some overnight work.

Course dates 2023

Course available throughout the year. Students can book a minimum of two weeks.

*Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 19 December 2022 to 6 January 2023 and from 18 December 2023 to 5 January 2024.
The following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days. We will arrange to make up the time during the rest of the course.

  • Monday 10 April 2023
  • Monday 1 May 2023
  • Monday 8th May 2023
  • Monday 29 May 2023
  • Monday 28 August 2023 

Course fees 2023

Registration fee: £20

Tuition fee 2-4 weeks: 

  • 15 hours £229.50 per week
  • 21 hours £306 per week

For courses of 5+ weeks, please contact us for a quotation

Exam S.O.S. (optional 30-minute tutorials): £30

Full terms and conditions for online courses available here.

Sample 15-hour timetable

UK time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.00 Each online lesson will be full of grammar, vocabulary and skills practices
10.00 - 10.10 Break
10.10 - 11.10 Online lesson
11.10 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 12.30 Online lesson

Overnight: Offline

Homework will be set every evening

Sample 21-hour timetable

UK time  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.00  Each online lesson will be full of grammar, vocabulary and skills practices
10.00 - 10.10  Break
10.10 - 11.10  Online lesson
11.10 - 11.30  Break
11.30 - 12.30  Online lesson
12.30 - 13.45 Lunch break
13.45 - 16.00 (including a 15-minute break)   Online lesson  
Overnight: Offline Homework will be set every evening


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 Online Once we have accepted your enrolment, make payment of your course fees. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Before the beginning of your course, you will get a full course confirmation. Your tutor will be in touch the Friday before your course starts with the link to access your first online lesson. If you have any questions or queries in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.
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