Summer Preparation Course


Course Overview

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures your ability to communicate across all four language skills-reading,writing,listening and speaking.

The course is ideal if you need to take the test for academic or professional purposes in your home country or elsewhere. It offers focussed English language teaching which is designed to fully prepare you for the IELTS test.

The classes focus on the skills needed to pass the exam at all levels. The minimum level is 4.0 and teachers are experienced in stretching and supporting their students so that you can achieve your individual goals.

East Sussex College has its own IELTS test centre at the Eastbourne campus and you have the option of taking the test here at the end of the course. Please note that our Eastbourne IELTS test centre is not approved for UKVI IELTS so cannot be used for applying for a UK visa. For UK visa applications you will need to arrange a test at a UKVI-approved test centre.

Please note that although students aged 16-18 are classified as adults in respect of their eligibility for this course, they are subject to stricter rules on supervision, details of which can be found here.

If you are a Visa National, we recommend that you contact our International Admissions office at at (Eastbourne and Lewes) or (Hastings) for advice before choosing your course, study duration, and visa type. We also suggest that you visit the following website:

Sample Timetable

9.00 - 12.05 12.15 - 13.15 13.15 - 16.30
Monday Lessons Lunch Private Study
Tuesday Lessons Lunch Lessons
Wednesday Lessons Lunch Private Study
Thursday Lessons Lunch Lessons
Friday Lessons Lunch Private Study

Start dates
1 - 27 july 2019

4 weeks

Hours per week

class size
10 (max. 19)

min. age
16 years old


How to apply for

International courses