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We are one of the largest IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) test centres in Europe.

You will be taught by experienced and qualified teachers who have all completed an IELTS teacher-training course, covering the four key skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Depending on your needs and the time available, you can prepare for the test in one day, or anything up to 20 weeks.

Courses are available Monday to Saturday, morning, afternoon and evening. IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Free trial class (module of your choice) - Download voucher and take to the IELTS office at Hammersmith.

Australian Migration Seminar
Find out more information about the upcoming 'Thinking of emigrating to Australia?' seminar to be held in London on Saturday 16th May.

IELTS conforms to the highest international assessment standards and is validated by the British Council. Next steps IELTS Test opens doors to educational, emigrational and professional opportunities.

Universities will take an IELTS score as an indicator of your language proficiency. If English is not your first language, consider taking the test to show you are ready to study in the UK at Access, Foundation, Graduate or Post-graduate levels. Many nurses, doctors and lawyers from overseas who want to pursue their careers in the UK take the test as well.

EHWLC has four locations where you may take your test: Ealing (W5 5EW), Hammersmith (W14 9BL) and Southall (UB1 1DP) as well as our new location at Regent's University London (NW1 4NS). All of our locations are easily accessible by public transport. To help plan your journey, use the Transport for London Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk

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What is IELTS?

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment and covers the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.

IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. Please refer to a full list of recognised organisations on the IELTS website www.ielts.org.

IELTS is available in two modules – Academic and General Training.

IELTS Modules

You can choose from two versions of the test –  IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future. Both versions of the test are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions or download the Information for candidates booklet (PDF, 935KB).

Every organisation sets its own entry requirements. In some cases both versions of IELTS may be accepted.

Visit Who accepts IELTS? to search for the organisations you want to apply to, and find out which version you need. If you are in doubt as to which version to take, you should contact the organisations directly in order to check their requirements.

The IELTS test is offered as a pen and paper test. Computer-Based IELTS tests are not available in the UK.

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