Core Programme:

IELTS Preparation Courses
(International English Language Testing System)

B1 | C1

IELTS is an increasingly popular examination, taken by people who want to work or study in an English-speaking country. If you would like to study at a university in the UK, the USA, or Australia, or gain an internationally recognised qualification, then IELTS Preparation is the course for you.

The test can be taken every month in various centres across the UK. All applications are now submitted online, we are of course very happy to assist you with this process.

Here at BEET you’re able to follow the main programme of 20 lessons (15 hours) per week, but if you would like to study more and improve your chances of success in the exam, you can also study 24 lessons (18 hours) or 28 lessons (21 hours) per week on our Options Programme.


What score do I need?
Typically, you will need 5.0/6.5 for an undergraduate course, although a 4.5/5.5 might be sufficient for a Foundation Course or a Pre-Master’s/Pre-Sessional course. It is important to know the score required by the university where you are going to study. This will be shown on the university’s offer letter.

How long do I need?
Students learn at different speeds. Some may move from 5.0 to 5.5 in just six weeks; others might take 12 weeks to make the same progress. Being aware of how quickly you learn languages will help you decide how long to study for.

If you have not already taken IELTS, BEET has a test, which we can send to you before you enrol. Your result will help us to advise you how long your course should be. Talk to us about the best option for you.

Class Sizes:
September to June: Maximum 13
July and August: Maximum 14

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Course outcomes

By the end of this course, you should have a much better understanding of the IELTS exam preparation requirements and what techniques to use to get your best possible score.

How long will it take?

It depends on you, but a typical student takes between 6 and 12 weeks to move up half a band, for example, from 5.0 to 5.5.

Exam fees & location

Examinations are held in Bournemouth every month; other centres are also available. Exam fees range between £190 & £210, but these are subject to change.

What’s included

  • Welcome, orientation and placement test on your first day
  • Friendly, qualified teachers
  • Tutorials with your teacher every 4 weeks
  • Regular tests to assess your level and progress
  • Interactive whiteboards in every regular classroom
  • Focus on specific exam techniques
  • Learn the academic vocabulary you need
  • IELTS coursebook & materials
  • ‘Open door’ policy – talk to our academic management team at any time
  • 1 year’s unlimited access to BEET Online from the start of your course
  • Certificate with progress summary at the end of your studies
  • Access to our FREE social programme 5 nights per week

What IELTS score do you need?

Here are some typical examples of the scores you might need for different courses.

IELTS Score Chart
Level 1 Foundation course 4.5 - 5.5
Level 2 Pre-Master’s course 5.0 - 5.5
Level 3 Bachelor's degree in Tourism 5.5 - 6.5
Level 4 Master’s degree in Business (MBA) 6.5 - 7.5

‘’Beet is an amazing place to learn English. The school is fantastic. The teaching, reception and canteen staff are fabulous and helpful. My 6 months were amazing and I learnt so much about English. I also made a lot of friends, so everything was fantastic for me! ‘’

Cemre Akinal, General English, Turkey

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