We are very sorry to announce that IELTS testing has now been suspended until 12th September. Due to this the IELTS Office has been furloughed until July 31st therefore we will not be able to answer any queries until after that date.
We hope that the current situation will be improved from that time, and look forward to our candidates returning in the Autumn. If you have any queries please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will answer once we return from furlough.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the standard English language proficiency test for study, work and migration.
Bellerbys College Brighton offers regular test dates throughout the year, at a test centre conveniently located near Brighton station.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Find out more about IELTS.
Apply online and upload your supporting documents (European national identity card or passport). Find out how to upload your documents.
Or you can apply by post - Download an application form
To apply by post, send your application with proof of payment via bank transfer, and a copy of your passport or European national identity card to:
Brighton Study Centre
1 Billinton Way
Parent/Guardian permission is required if you will be 17 or younger when you take the test. Download IELTS Consent Form.
You will receive a confirmation letter, map and receipt of payment after we have received your application.
The test costs £180. You can pay by:
Personal cheques are not accepted.
We regret that no full refunds will be given unless a minimum of 14 days’ notice of change or cancellation is given. For cancellations outside of that period a 25% administration fee will be charged.
Download Refund Request Form.
Your IELTS test will include listening, reading and writing exams in the morning and a spoken interview in the afternoon. You can learn more about the test day by downloading our test day flow chart.
IELTS has introduced Test Day Photography as part of a commitment to test security. All IELTS candidates will have their photograph taken by IELTS staff just before the test. This photo will then appear on the candidates' test report forms (TRF). Download IELTS Consent Form.
Please follow these tips for a successful exam:
More tips about how to be successful in your exam are available on our Facebook page and in the candidate booklet. You can also access 30 hours of free practise materials from the British council.
Bellerbys IELTS test centre is located in Bellerbys College, just 3 minutes’ walk from Brighton Railway Station. The best way to reach us is by public transport, but if you would prefer to drive there are parking facilities at the station. Click here for details.
You can refill your water bottle from one of our many water fountains in the building. Bathrooms and disabled toilet facilities are also located on the ground floor of the building close to the exam hall. A Costa Coffee is located inside Jury’s Inn Hotel, directly opposite our centre, N+1 Cycle Café is also very close by for coffee and snacks and Brighton Station has many other food and drink options.
Your results will be available 13 days after you take the exam. If you would like more than one copy of your certificate, please request this before your results are issued, otherwise there is a £15 fee. View your result online.
The British Council offers online preparation for the IELTS exams. Take at look at these online resources to help you prepare for your IELTS test:
Do you know who your IELTS Speaking and Writing examiners are? Have you ever wondered how they determine your IELTS test scores?
There are a number of steps involved in becoming an IELTS Writing and Speaking examiner. Firstly, all examiners must have the following:
The next step to becoming a certified IELTS Writing and Speaking examiner is to complete standardised training, conducted by an experienced IELTS examiner trainer. An important aspect of examiner training is marking speaking and writing exams. In order to become certified, examiners must mark a series of exams consistently and accurately.
After becoming certified, examiners are regularly monitored to ensure IELTS standards are being met. Every two years, examiners must be re-certified, which involves more training and marking tests. As with the initial training, they must show that they can accurately and consistently mark exams. Another important aspect of an examiner’s job includes maintaining confidentiality and security related to the IELTS test, both on test day and when marking exams. They must also ensure all procedures for administering the IELTS test are followed for every candidate.
Brighton Study Centre
1 Billinton Way
IELTS office is closed to the public, please contact us via email.
Telephone: +44 1273 339368