IELTS and IELTS Life Skills

IELTS: Academic & General 

Our Academic & General IELTS exam preparation classes are taught by experienced staff. 

Students are taught strategies for dealing with each aspect of the IELTS examination: speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

You will be placed in the most suitable class depending on your level of English and the overall IELTS band score you are hoping to achieve.  

Levels available 

Pre-Intermediate (​B1), Intermediate (B1+), Upper Intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) 

Hours available 

10 hours IELTS preparation with 15 hours General English per week   

IELTS preparation lessons only (maximum of 10 hours per week). 

Please note that IELTS preparation lessons are only available in the afternoon. 

Course timetable 

This is an example timetable of a typical Academic & General IELTS with General English course. 

​Time ​MondayTuesday​​WednesdayThursday​Friday​
​09:30 -11:00​General English​General English​General English​General English​General English
​11:15 - 12:45​General English​General English​General English ​General English ​General English

IELTS Life Skills 

WE Bridge Academy offers exam preparation for those studying for the IELTS Life Skills examination. ​This is a test of speaking and listening available at CEFR level A1 and CEFR level B1. It is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration for certain visa categories and immigration purposes. 

Levels available 

Beginner (A1), Pre-Intermediate (B1) 

Hours available 

IELTS Life Skills preparation hours are available on a one-to-one tuition basis. Prices for this are available on request.

Where and when can take my IELTS examination? 

For information on how where and when you can take an IELTS examination in Cardiff, please click on this link:

How much does the IELTS examination cost?

Academic & General IELTS (for UKVI): £200 

IELTS Life Skills: £150 ​

Examination fees are not included in course fees. 

Course start dates: 

Students can start on any Monday in the year (apart from Bank Holidays). 

The academy is closed on the following Bank Holidays in 2017: 02 January, 14 April, 17 April, 01 May, 29 May, 28 August. 

The academy is also closed for the Christmas holidays from 18 December 2017 to 01 January 2018. 

Students aged 16 or 17 

Please note that WE Bridge Academy only accepts students who are aged 16 and over. Students who are 16 or 17 will not receive a junior course level of supervision and will be in classes with students who are aged 18+. Students and their parents/guardians should consider this before any under-18-year-old enrols on a course.​

Course fees: 

*The course registration fee is £125 and includes the price of your first General English coursebook. 

**General English coursebooks and IELTS coursebooks cost £35 each. You will need to buy a coursebook for General English and for IELTS,  and for each level of English and/or IELTS that you complete. 

Examination fees are not included in the course fees. 

Name Price h/week Level
Registration fee (non-refundable)* £125 - -
Coursebooks (General English / IELTS) £35 each - -
10 hours General English + 15 hours Academic or General IELTS £338 25 B1, B1+, B2, C1
Academic or General IELTS (per hour) £15 Any B1, B1+, B2, C1
IELTS Life Skills (One-to-one) £- Available on request Any A1, B1

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