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IELTS Preparation

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Part time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

The course aims to prepare you for the IELTS exam and to help you move up at least half a band level on the IELTS scale. You will work towards preparing to take the IELTS exam through Edinburgh College (EC) units. This course is appropriate if you need an IELTS score of 6 or more to allow you to access university or to register with the General Medical Council. You will focus on developing your English language skills and learning techniques for the IELTS exam covering all aspects of the reading, writing, listening and speaking papers.  

You will be expected to buy the course materials as specified by your tutor (approximately £45). The IELTS exam fee (approximately £160) is not included in the cost of the course. 

 
IELTS Preparation course information 

What you will learn

  • English skills in reading writing, listening and speaking in an academic context
  • Academic study skills
  • Preparation for the IELTS exam

How the course is assessed

  • There will be regular assessment tasks throughout the course to monitor your progress including mock IELTS tests 
  • To take the IELTS test you need to register at a test centre 
  • Your tutor can give you advice on when you are ready to take the test and provide a registration form 

Number of days per week

  • Two days per week - Tuesday and Thursday (4 hours per week)
  • On campus or online (subject to interest)

Entry requirements

  • You should have a level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.5, SQA National 5 grade B or above or Cambridge First Certificate at grade B or above 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be asked to submit a test to check your language level and suitability for the course

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Gain your IELTS certificate at an approved centre
  • Progress to university/further study. Gain medical registration

Career options

  • On successful completion of this course, you will be ready to take the IELTS exam to gain medical registration if you are a practising medical professional 

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 30/08/22 20 Weeks

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