Ireland

IELTS

You can take IELTS with the British Council in over 140 countries/territories worldwide. IELTS tests are provided up to four times a month at test centres across the globe.

IELTS booking checklist

Carry-out the following activities before starting the booking process:

  • Check your required IELTS test type - There are two versions of the test, IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. You will need to know which type of test you are registering for prior to booking. For more information, see which version of IELTS is right for you?
  • Prepare your Identity documentation - You may need a photocopy of your valid passport or national identity card where appropriate (on test day you must bring the same identification as used for booking). As an added measure to enhance IELTS test security, all participants are required to have their photograph taken by IELTS administrative staff on their test day.
  • Prepare your payment method -  Requirements vary so check with your booking centre.

Then:

  • Book your test - Click on 'Book IELTS' below.
  • After Booking - Please make sure that you review the instructions supplied to you after you have booked your test.

IELTS Progress Check

You can buy an IELTS Progress Check sample test to practice all four sections (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) of the test online and get them marked by IELTS trained markers. Once your test is marked,  you will receive a feedback report, including an indicative overall test band score as well as a band score for each section of the test. 

'Get to know IELTS' sessions

Come to one of our free ‘Get to know IELTS’ sessions. You’ll learn about IELTS and why you might need to take
the test. We’ll also give you a good understanding of what to expect on the test day, the test structure and how to prepare:

  • Take part in answering IELTS sample questions.
  • Ask our IELTS expert any questions you may have about the test.
  • Find out about IELTS preparation materials.
  • Sessions are held at the test centre and last between 1-2 hours.

Contact your nearest test centre to register for your place. 

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration

The fee for IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration is GBP 200

The fee for IELTS Life Skills is GBP 150

If you need an IELTS test result as part of your application to UKVI, you will need to take your test at a specific test location.

Your test type

Before booking, check which test you need and the level you need to achieve: UK Visas and Immigration website.

Test Type

For information

IELTS Academic for UK Visas and Immigration

This test is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and for those seeking professional registration in the UK. The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS General Training for UK Visas and Immigration

This test is for test takers wishing to migrate to the UK and for those wishing to train or study below degree level. The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS Life Skills A1

This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for the Family, Spouse or Partner visa.

The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

The test involves Speaking and Listening.

IELTS Life Skills B1

This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for the citizen or settlement visa.

The B1 level is within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

The test involves Speaking and Listening.

 


Find a testing provider in Ireland


  • Cork

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

  • Dublin

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

  • Galway

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • Centre of English Studies (Galway)

      IELTS Administrator

      Centre of English Studies

      31 Dame Street, Dublin 2

      Dublin

      Tel: +353 1 679 9506

      Fax: +353 1 671 4425

      Email: ielts@ces-schools.com

      Book IELTS

    • Mobile Testing Solutions Ltd London (Galway Cultural Institute)

      Galway Cultural Institute

      GCI House, Salthill

      Galway

      Ireland

      Tel: 020 8515 0264

      Email: ieltsinfo@mobiletesting.uk.com

      Book IELTS

       

  • Limerick

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

 

  • Dublin

    Testing in this city is provided by the following organisations:

    • UK Visas & Immigration

      UKVI - Dublin

      Registration Centre

      Dublin

      Ireland

      Book IELTS