IELTS Express

IELTS Express

IELTS Express is an intensive six-week English language preparation course taught by experts at Bellerbys College, providing you with the best opportunity to improve your IELTS scores by up to one full point in just six weeks. Starting in July you should complete this course in the summer prior to a September start at university or at Bellerbys College.

When you study at Bellerbys, you will be taught in a modern learning environment by teachers who are experienced in teaching international students, providing you with the best opportunity to improve your IELTS scores by up to one full point.

IELTS Express is the fastest and most effective way to achieve your required level of English language.  

What you'll get in your 6 week programme

  • Academic English and study skills for the IELTS examination
  • Intensive tuition in small classes to ensure you make fast progress.
  • Personal tutors for one-to-one attention. 
  • Classes are divided into reading, writing, listening and speaking with self-study material given each day
  • Weekly mini tests in all skill areas
  • Assessment
  • IELTS examination taken at the end of the course

University entry

If you have the academic qualifications needed for university, you can apply directly to university after completing this programme. Universities in the UK typically require students to have an IELTS of around 6.5 but you must check the specific requirements of your chosen institution.

IELTS key facts

Minimum age: 18+
Course length: 6 weeks
Start dates: June 2021.
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Entry requirements: Minimum IELTS 4.5
Location:  Brighton
Tuition fees: Visit our fees page for full details

The June 2021 intake has been suspended. The next intake will be 2022.

English Language Preparation

A Bellerbys student in the library

If you need to develop your English language skills before starting your A Level, Foundation or International Year One programme at Bellerbys, the English Language Preparation Programme can help.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 100 universities in the UK.