Please click here for details on how to apply for the test.
Our ONLINE registration closes one week before the test. However, you may still apply in person until 1pm one day before the test date by visiting our Customer Service Office in Acton (subject to availability).
The IELTS Test fee for 2014 is £145.
There are two types of IELTS Test; the Academic module and the General Training module.
If you are taking the test as an entrance requirement for a University or College course, or you are registering a doctor or a nurse, you will normally need to take the Academic module. In the UK the General Training module of the test is normally only for people who wish to emigrate to Australia, Canada or New Zealand, or for a Visa extension.
Note 1: if you are applying for HSMP visa extension, most people take the General Training module but you can actually take either test
Note 2: if you are planning to emigrate to Australia as a nurse, you will need to take the Academic module of the test.
Registration starts at 08.30 and candidates are required to arrive at the campus reception by this time.
Candidates are then ushered to the cloakrooms and need to be in the exam rooms at 09.15 – anyone who does not register by 09.15 will not be allowed into the exam room.
The Listening / Reading / Writing sections of the test last until approximately 13:00 – the Speaking exam takes place after this, scheduled between 13.15- 19.00, so candidates are advised to keep the whole day free.
Anyone is welcome to take the test – it is designed to test English language proficiency from beginner to advanced levels.
Once you apply for the test ONLINE and download your ID document you will receive an automated email from the online registration system. It does not mean that your test is confirmed. After that you need to pay for your test online. Once the payment is received we will accept your online application and will send you a confirmation letter by email. This letter will have the date, time, address and details of how to get to the campus where your test is being held. You should bring this letter with you on the day of your test, along with your ID document which you used to apply for the test. Please note that it can take at least 7 working days after we have received your application for the confirmation letter to arrive.
Results are available on the 13th day after the day of the test.
To collect your Test Report Form in person you need to come to our Acton Campus between 10:00 and 13:00 on the 13th day after the test. You must bring your passport or national ID card (NI – EU National only) with you to be able to collect your results.
If the Test Report Form is not collected between these times then it’s sent by post to the address given in your application form. This takes approximately 5 working days for UK addresses. For overseas addresses please note that mail can take several weeks to be delivered internationally.
You can get an online preview of your results on the 13th day after the test from the following website: https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/results. Please note that in order to see your results you will require the candidate number provided on the day of your test and the number of the identification document that you used to book your test.
Please note that we are not permitted to give test results by phone, fax or email.
There are four ways we can help you prepare for an IELTS Test:
You can enrol on to our IELTS Preparation Courses
You can purchase the official IELTS Practice Materials book from us for £15
You can purchase an online mock test which includes examiner feedback for £25
You can purchase one month’s access to the learning centre at a cost of £15
Yes, if they are arranging for a group of students to come in and do the test on the same day. They can also arrange to pay via invoice. Please email email@example.com for details and bookings.
No breaks are scheduled during these tests.
Please note that a £35 administration fee is deducted in case of all refunds and transfers and can be paid using a card payment form.
A Transfer includes transferring from one test date to another AND transferring from one type of test (Academic or General Training) to another.
All refunds and transfers must be applied for in writing. Please email your completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download a copy of the Refunds and Transfers form.
Download the payment form
You can apply for an Enquiry on Results (EOR) within six weeks of the test date and have your results re-marked by a senior examiner at the British Council.
You must pay a £90 enquiry fee, which is fully refunded if your band score changes.
You will need to provide the following, either by post or in person:
The Practice Materials are available for £15. This includes the text book, the DVD and the postage fee.
You can request the Practice Materials when you apply for the test, or you can order the Practice Materials separately by completing the payment form (available to download here) and sending it to us by post or email.
Yes, IELTS preparation courses are short and designed to familiarise candidates with the test format and to develop good test techniques so that they maximise their score. Applicants need to be at upper Intermediate level (IELTS band 5 or 6) in order to benefit from the courses.
If you need a longer course to improve your English language skills, the College runs a wide variety of English language courses at all levels at our campuses.
The phone number for general English language course enquiries is: 0800 980 2175.
Yes, someone can collect results on your behalf. They need to bring with them their own passport, a copy of your passport, and a letter of authorisation signed by you.
On the test day, you must bring the ORIGINAL of same ID document which you downloaded online. You will not be allowed to sit the test without the correct document. Photocopies (including copies verified by a solicitor, are NOT accepted).
If you need to submit your passport for renewal/visa extension/etc and will not have it on the day of the test:
If you have a Letter from the Home Office indicating that a language test (IELTS) is required AND a Certified Passport Copy from the Home Office (with their stamp and a signature):
You can find our opening hours here.
Please note that copies of documents certified by solicitors or any other organisations other than the Home Office are not valid to sit the IELTS test.
Please make sure that your Passport is valid on the day of the test.
If you miss the test registration because you are late, we cannot allow you to take the test and you will lose your test fee.
If there have been any issues that may have affected your performance in your Ielts Test, then you must raise your complaint on the day of the test. You must immediately tell an invigilator and request a Test Day Incident Form. Please fill the form out and submit it to an invigilator on the day of the test. We may not be able to accept complaints regarding the test if you do not fill out a Test Day Incident form on the day of the test.
Candidates who don’t have the original of the ID document (or a copy of their passport verified by our office in Acton) on the date of their test will not be able to sit the test and will lose their test fee.
Please allow at least 7 working days after we receive your application for your Confirmation Letter to arrive. If you still haven’t receive a Confirmation Letter after this time, please get in contact with us by email, making sure you include the following information:
Please allow at least 7-10 working days after we receive your payment online for your Confirmation Letter to be emailed to you. If you still haven’t receive a Confirmation email after this time, please get in contact with us by email: IELTS@GSPACE.WLC.AC.UK, making sure you include the following information:
No, we do not have a waiting list. If a date is fully booked, it is not possible to take the test on this date.
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