IELTS is the world’s leading English language test, accepted by employers and professional bodies in English-speaking counties worldwide.
IELTS is approved by the UK Government for your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application. Click on the link below if you have been informed that you must take IELTS test for UK Visa and Immigration purposes.
There are two versions of IELTS. If you plan to work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country, take IELTS General Training. If you want to register with a professional organisation, take IELTS Academic.
Employers and professional bodies accept IELTS. Follow the link to find out the IELTS score required by the employer or professional body of your choice, and the version you should take.
IELTS tests are available up to once a week in over 120 countries. Book online with the British Council and get 30 hours of online preparation materials free of charge.
Preparation is important. Find out about the test format, practise using sample tests, access British Council online IELTS resources, find out about British Council courses and get advice from other candidates.