How to apply for an IELTS Test
Our test dates and venues:
First, please see our list of test dates and venues.
You can apply and pay for the IELTS test ONLINE only.
Please read the following information carefully before you apply online for the test at EHWLC IELTS Test Centre:
Your ID Document:
During the online application process you will be offered to download a copy of your ID Document. Please DO NOT download your photos. You need to download a page of your ID which shows your details, photo, validity date. If you need to download more than one page of your Passport – please email us for assistance email@example.com
Please note that if your ID document is rejected we will send you an email (make sure you check your spam folder in case our email gets there). If you fail to download the correct document your test will be cancelled and you will lose the test fee.
Please make sure that your ID is valid on the day of the test. It can be only one of the 3 following documents:
- your valid International Passport
- your valid European Union National Identity Card
- your valid UK Biometric Residence Permit (if you do not have a Passport in your possession)
If you will not have an original of one of the above mentioned documents on the day of the test – do not apply / pay for your test. You will not be able to sit the test and will not receive a refund.
On the test day you will be required to show us the original of the same ID document that you downloaded online. Any copies, even if they are verified by a solicitor are NOT accepted.
Candidates who don’t have the original of the valid ID document (the same as they used to apply online) will not be able to sit the test and will lose their test fee.
UKV&I gave you any documents instead of your Passport – you will need to bring these to our Hammersmith campus BEFORE you apply and pay for your test. Not all Home Office/UKV&I are accepted by the IELTS test centre. Our Test Centre Manager will review your documents and will make a decision on whether they are valid to sit the IELTS test.
*If your Passport is currently with the UKV&I and you do not have a valid UK Biometric Residence Permit, you will need to get in touch with your caseworker and ask if they can release your Passport for the day of the test. DO NOT apply/pay for the test until you are sure that you will have a valid ID document in your possession on the day of the test.
There is a payment link at the end of the online application process. Please make sure that you read the IELTS Terms and Conditions including the information about cancellations and refunds before you pay for the test online.
How will I know that I have been accepted?
Once you have applied online, downloaded your ID document and paid for the test, we will consider your application. If your preferred date of the test is available, we will send you a confirmation letter via email. Please make sure you put a valid email address and mobile phone number in your online application. Please regularly check your spam folder to ensure our correspondence is not there.
EHWLC IELTS Test Centre reserves the right to move your test to the next available test date or change the venue if your preferred date/campus are fully booked.
Health and Safety:
Before applying for the test please note that the Health and Safety policy of the College states that hoods, baseball caps or ANY items which cover the face are not permitted on the premises of the College. The face needs to be visible throughout the test day for identity verification. If you are regularly wearing an item which covers your face – contact our test centre firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you apply for the test so we can redirect you to one of our venues where this requirement can be accommodated.
Please note that you cannot bring any sharp objects to the test.
Refunds and transfers:
Refunds and transfers are only possible if they are requested more than 5 weeks before the test date (we charge a £35 administrative fee). Please see our FAQs for more information.
When will I get my Test Result Form (TRF)?
You can collect your TRF in person from our IELTS office at our Acton Campus on the13th day after your test between 10am and 1 pm. All uncollected results will be posted by 1st class Royal Mail at 1pm on the same day. Results can also be checked online, on the same day, with your candidate and your ID numbers at: https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/Results
Colleges and schools wishing to send groups of candidates to us on a specific date can request a block booking 2 weeks in advance.
Once you have applied online and downloaded your students’ ID documents please send us a list of the names and online enrolment numbers to email@example.com
Colleges and schools may pay online or can arrange to be invoiced for the test fees.