What is IELTS?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System and is the world’s most popular English proficiency test.

IELTS is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. An easy-to-use 9-band scale clearly identifies proficiency level, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

IELTS is a valid and reliable measure of your ability to communicate in English for education, immigration, emigration and accreditation purposes.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Further information on the IELTS test can also be found at www.ielts.org.

Taking your IELTS test at Leicester College

Leicester College is a large FE college and we are the only IELTS Test Centre in Leicestershire. We also offer IELTS preparation training so we can help you right through the process.

We hold regular IELTS tests every month, offering both Academic and General Training modules. A full list of our available test dates can be found at www.ielts.britishcouncil.org/leicestercollege.

Important Information

On 20 February 2015, the UK government announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes.

If you make a visa application to stay or move to the UK, you need to be aware of changes made by United Kingdom Visas & Immigration (UKVI).

Information relating to these changes can be found at the following links:

Contact Us

Office opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm and Friday 9am-3:00pm.
Telephone number: 0116 2242240 extension 4333
Email address: ielts@leicestercollege.ac.uk

IELTS Test Centre
Leicester College
Abbey Park Campus
Painter Street

The above address is also the location of the IELTS test. Our IELTS tests take place here on Saturdays.