Online Pre-Sessional / IELTS Preparation Course

Prepare for the academic IELTS exam or for further study

The Online Pre-Sessional / Academic IELTS Preparation course is designed to help you prepare for the Academic IELTS exam, for further or higher education, or for a course at a UK University.

Venue: Online – Zoom

Course duration: as required (minimum 3 weeks recommended)

Timetable: 12 hours per week from Monday – Thursday, 09:00-12:00 UK time

Start date: any Monday from 6th July 2020

Fee: £130 per week. £35 one-off fee for study materials.

Entry requirements

For these courses you must be aged 16 years or older.

When you apply for the course you will asked to give The College evidence of an IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent. If you cannot do this, you will need to complete a short English language test, which will determine whether you have the correct level of English for this course.

Course details

This course is for international students who would like to improve their English language level of prepare to take the Academic IELTS exam, to study in the UK.

You will develop skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking with an IELTS exam focus. In addition, the course will assist you with vocabulary and grammar that will be useful for you in IELTS, other exams and General English as well.

Online Pre-Sessional IELTS Preparation

Download the programme leaflet (pdf)

The Bournemouth and Poole College delivers this online course for international students who are preparing for UK universities or foundation courses and would like to improve their IELTS level.

Next step

On completion of this course you could progress onto either a Pre-Sessional course at a University, Further Education or Higher Education.

In order to be accepted onto these courses, you will need to take the appropriate examination. International students have a choice of internationally recognised General and Academic English examinations – the most popular with our students is IELTS.  If you wish to take an IELTS test, please visit for fees and other important information concerning studying in the UK.