IELTS Exam Preparation Course - MC Academy


How long can I study this course for?

We offer this course in below hours:

15 hours, 20 hours and 25 hours

How can I study this course?

You can study this course online or in-person.

What levels of English can study this course?

Beginners to Advanced

How long can I study for?

You can study as long as you like. We have a 1 week minimum policy.

When does the course start?

The course starts every Monday.

What is the price for this course?

We currently have discounts on this course!

Our prices change often so please check this information with a member of our teams!

Alternatively, sign up to receive the latest offers!

How to apply?

To Apply, simply complete the Application form and send a copy of your passport to the relevant branch.

Once you have completed the above, we will contact you with further details.

Where are the test centres?

University of Manchester

Centre: University Centre for Academic English – The University of Manchester

British Council: Book Your IELTS Exam With the British Council | Take IELTS

University of Liverpool


British Council:

The following website will help you find a test centre outside of Manchester and Liverpool:

IELTS | Test centres

Can the teachers support me with my exams?

You can ask your teachers for advice about when to take your test and try to book it as early as possible. Test centres can become fully booked, specifically in June and July, so leaving it to the last minute may mean that you have to travel to another city or even take it in your home country.  There are over 4000 test centres and locations in over 140 countries where you can take the IELTS exam.

What branch can I study this course in?

We currently have availability in both our Liverpool Branch and our Manchester Branch.

When time in the day will this course be on?

The time the course is on, is dependant on the amount of hours you do and what level of English you have!

How long should I study this course?

This course is very much dependant on your level of English, so if you think you have a lower level of English that we advise our students to study between 16 and 24+ weeks.

What's the current discount on this course?

We currently have a 40% discount on this course!

What is Moodle?

Moodle is our Student Portal where students can go and do some after class studying as well as do coursework

Do you offer accommodation?

Yes we do, please email our accommodation team to check for availability!

Do you have a referral programme?

Yes we do!

Referral Programme

REFER A FRIEND To participate in the Program, you must be a current student enrolled in an MC Academy course. The amount of the referral fee you earn will depend on how long it takes the referred student to complete the course after enrolment, as outlined below:

1-2 weeks 2-4 weeks 4-8 weeks 9-12 weeks 13-15 weeks 15-24 weeks 25+ weeks
+£25 +£50 +£100 +£150 +£200 +£250 +£300

What If I come and I don't speak English?

99% of our staff speak another language, so you don’t have to worry! We will make sure you get settled in well!

When does the current discount offer end?

Our current discount ends on the 31st of May 2024!

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What is the minimum age for this course?

16 years old

Do you have any ladies only activities?

Yes we do! We have weekly ladies only social activities. And we also have a ladies only breakroom

What can I do on my break?

On your break you can either go out and have a coffee, walk around the town, sit in our garden, or you can go to the break room and play table tennis, rest or even play some board games

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IELTS Exam Preparation

Who is this course for?

The IELTS Exam Preparation course at MC Academy prepares students, who wish to study at university, for the following courses: Pre-Sessional, Foundation, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, PhD. 

The course is also suitable for people who want to emigrate to an English-speaking country or do work-related training in an English-speaking country. 

– Use exam strategies and techniques to achieve the best score possible. 

– Take practice exam papers to become familiar with the format of the exam under test conditions. 

– Practise and develop overall skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

– Focus on reading, writing, and analytical thinking skills, that are not only the key to success in the IELTS test, but are also crucial to develop when studying at a UK university. 

Aims of the course

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is an international standardised test designed to assess the English-language proficiency of non-native speakers. Over 1.4 million candidates take the test each year to start their academic journeys into international education and employment.

Introduction Level: Students wishing to take this course must be of Pre-Intermediate level (IELTS level 4/4.5)

Foundation Level: Students wishing to take this course must be of Intermediate level (IELTS level 5)

Higher Level: Students wishing to take this course must be of Upper-Intermediate level (IELTS level 6+)

Students do not need any specialist subject knowledge for the IELTS exam, but it helps to have some general knowledge about the following topics, plus an interest in news and current affairs:

– History and Society

– Health and Fitness

– Urbanisation and Globalisation

– The Environment 

– Business and Law

– Language and Linguistics

– Travel and Tourism

– Media and the Arts

– The Natural World

– Architecture and Engineering

– Science and ICT

– Space and the Planets


IELTS is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: Australia, and The University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL).

IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is recognised by over 6000 organisations worldwide, including universities, companies, and government agencies.


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