IELTS Exam Preparation Course - MC Academy

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. 

Aims of the course

– 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. 

Course Information

Hours per week: 15, 20, 25

Course type: Face-to-face

Start Date: Every Monday

Course Duration: 1 week or more

Class Size: 16 students max

Minimum age: 16 years

Levels: Pre-Intermediate – Advanced

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 lever 5+)



How to apply: 

Watch the video and learn more about IELTS!

You must take the IELTS test at an official IELTS centre. There are two test centres in Manchester – one is at the University of Manchester Language centre which is only for the IELTS Academic/General test; the other centre is on Alan Turning way  (near the Etihad football stadium) for students who also have UKVI requirements. And in Liverpool – one at the University of Liverpool, for the IELTS Academic/General test. 


You can find more information including sample tests and application forms for both test centres on the following websites: 

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:

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.

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

IELTS | Test centres

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. 

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


Student Testimonials

“Doing the IELTS course with MC Academy was the best thing I ever did!”

Anna Muller, Germany

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