Cardiff University IELTS

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Cardiff University IELTS

Cardiff University is a British Council IELTS test centre offering regular tests to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

The test is made up of four modules:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking.

Tests are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user, with each module consisting of tasks of ascending levels of difficulty.  IELTS scores are accepted across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council; IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS is available in two formats – Academic and General Training.

Academic module

The Academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration in the UK.  It is also a requirement for some professions in other English-speaking countries.

General Training module

The General Training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand).

Each recognising organisation sets its own entry requirements. If you are in any doubt as to which module you should take, you should contact the organisation you are applying to in order to check their requirements.

Test dates

Learn when the written and speaking tests take place and when we’ll issue the results.

The test dates refer to the written part of the test. Speaking tests will take place on the Friday before the written test date. Please note that you won’t be able to change your speaking test appointment time after they have been allocated.

Applying for a test

When you apply for a test, please make sure you’re available for both days. We recommend that you submit your completed application as early as possible before the test date in order to secure your place.

29 April 2017Academic and General Training   Fully Booked12 May
6 May 2017Academic only   Fully Booked19 May
20 May 2017Academic only2 June
3 June 2017Academic and General Training16 June
24 June 2017Academic and General Training7 July
15 July 2017Academic only28 July
29 July 2017Academic and General Training11 August
19 August 2017Academic and General Training1 September
9 September 2017Academic and General Training22 September
14 October 2017Academic and General Training27 October
11 November 2017Academic and General Training24 November
2 December 2017Academic and General Training15 December