IELTS test centre in Brighton

Take an IELTS test

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.

How to apply

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:

IELTS Office
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. 

How to pay

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 within that period a £40 administration fee will be charged.

Download Refund Request Form.

IELTS test dates

  • 19 January
  • 9 February
  • 2 March
  • 9 March (Academic only)
  • 13 April (Academic only)
  • 27 April
  • 4 May (Academic only)
  • 18 May (Academic only)
  • 1 June
  • 22 June (Academic only)
  • 29 June
  • 20 July (Academic only)
  • 27 July
  • 10 August (Academic only)
  • 24 August (Academic only)
  • 14 September (Academic only)
  • 12 October
  • 2 November (Academic only)
  • 23 November
  • 7 December

On your test day

Your IELTS test will include listening, reading and writing exams in the morning, and a spoken interview in the afternoon.

  • Arrive at 8.30am for registration
  • Bring your passport or European National ID card

IELTS has introduced Test Day Photography as part of a commitment to test security. All IELTS candidates will then 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.

Test results

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.

Prepare for your IELTS test

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:

Test centre address

Brighton Study Centre
1 Billinton Way

Office opening hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

9:00 am to 3:30pm


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