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Hilderstone College - Pre-University and IELTS

Pre University and IELTS Preparation Course

About the course

The perfect language course for IELTS preparation and successful entry and study at a British university on your chosen course.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to ensure your English reaches the entry requirement for your chosen university course. It focuses on the key skills you will require to study effectively at university, including:

  • general development of your level of English language
  • academic writing, reports and essays
  • note-taking
  • research skills
  • understanding lectures
  • participating in seminars
  • making presentations

It also prepares you to reach your full potential at IELTS:

  • developing the skills required for each aspect of the IELTS test
  • regular practice questions and mock examinations
  • exam success skills and familiarisation
  • feedback and tutorials with your tutor

If you do not already have a place at university, we can help you find the right course for you and make an application.


You will improve your academic English skills and language in order to study effectively on a university undergraduate or postgraduate course, as well as preparing for IELTS.

Fees 2023

Registration fee: £90


  • 1 week: £315
  • 2 to 4 weeks: £306 per week
  • 5 to 12 weeks: £295 per week
  • 13 to 24 weeks: £275 per week
  • 25 to 35 weeks: £265 per week
  • 36+ weeks: £260 per week

Homestay Accommodation (if required):

  • £180 per week in 2023

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 2023

Available all year.

Minimum enrolment period: 2 weeks.

*Please note that the College closes for Christmas from 18 December 2023 to 5 January 2024.

Sample timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 – 10.30
11.00 – 12.30
Morning classes: language development and IELTS preparation classes
Lunch break
13.45 – 14.45
15.00 – 16.00
Optional supervised self-study Language practice and IELTS preparation classes Optional supervised self-study
16.00 – 17.30 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 - Pre University And IELTS