If you wish to take the IELTS exam, you’re probably also looking to choose an IELTS test venue close to you. Depending on your location, you can choose from many test providers in the country. We are here to give you a list of accredited centres in the UK and answer your questions concerning the registration process.

So, let’s get into it!

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In Which Cities Is It Possible To Take The IELTS In The UK?

If you are looking to choose an IELTS test center close to you, then we are going to be listing the main test centers across the country so that you could have the whole choice set to make a decision.

IELTS London

There are too many IELTS test centres in London to mention, so we will be pointing out the main ones.

For example, the University of Westminster is one of the largest IELTS exam centres in the UK and over 8,000 candidates chose to take the exam there each year. Another option is International House, this chain of English language schools has several venues. Other providers you could consider are EuroCentres, West London College, the London Exams Centre in Wimbledon, Mobile Testing Solutions and Lewisham Southwark College.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
Eurocentres•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
29 BELGRAVE ROAD
SW1V 1RB.
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)02082971488

Email: [email protected]

Website:
https://www.eurocentres.com/ielts-landing-page
The London Exam Centre•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
27-37 St Georges Road, Wimbledon,
London, SW19 4EU
Tel: +44 (0)2089719348

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.londonexams.co.uk/ielts
International House Trust Assessment London•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
International House, 16 Stukeley Street
London WC2B 5LQ.
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)207 611 2484

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ihlondon.com/exam-centre/ielts-exam-centre/
Lewisham Southwark College•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
Lewisham Southwark College, Waterloo Centre, 25 The Cut, London
London SE1 8LE.
London, United Kingdom
Tel: 00234 9023201067

Email: [email protected]uk

Website: https://www.southwark.ac.uk/courses/ielts
Ealing Hammersmith and West London College•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
Gliddon Road Barons Court,
London, United Kingdom
P: W14 9BL

Tel: (+44)020 8741 1688


Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.wlc.ac.uk/efl/ielts
Mobile Testing Solutions Ltd.•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
65 Westcroft Square, London
W6 0TA.
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2038270600

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.mobiletesting.uk.com/ielts

IELTS Edinburgh

There are two IELTS test centres located in Scotland’s majestic capital, Basil Paterson in the centre of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College, in the north of the city.

Basil Paterson is a UKVI test centre which offers IELTS Life Skills A1, A2 and B1 as well as Academic and General Training exams. Edinburgh College conveniently offers Academic and General Training exams on Thursdays and Saturdays. There are regular buses from the city centre to the college.

If you’re interested in taking the test in one of the two test centres, the following table will give you all the details you need for your registration:

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
Mobile Testing Solutions•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
65 Westcroft square, London
W6 0TA
T:020 3827 0600
E:[email protected]
W:https://www.mobiletesting.uk.com/
Basil Paterson College•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
IELTS Office, Basil Paterson College, 66 Queen Street
Edinburgh, EH2 4NA
T:(44) 0131 2253802
E:[email protected]
W:https://basilpaterson.co.uk/exam-centre/ielts-exams/

IELTS Birmingham

You can take the IELTS Academic exam in Birmingham, at the Matthew Boulton College Campus of Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET). This is a short distance from the main train station, New Street, the famous Bullring shopping centre and the Botanical Gardens. BMET offers three test dates a month and these take place on Saturdays.

The UKVI IELTS test centre is South and City College Birmingham, Digbeth Campus, which is only 10 minutes from the centre of Birmingham by public transport.

Also administered by Mobile Testing Solutions, this centre provides both paper-based and computer-delivered formats for the IELTS:

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
Mobile Testing Solutions Ltd.•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
65 Westcroft Square, London
W6 0TA
T:+44 (0) 2038270600
E:[email protected]
W:http://www.mobiletesting.uk.com/ielts

IELTS Bristol

International House Bristol, working in collaboration with International House London, offers Academic and General Training exam dates in Bristol at least once a month. The exams for listening, reading and writing skills are always on Saturday morning and the speaking test is scheduled on Friday afternoon for students living locally, or Saturday afternoon if students are coming from outside Bristol.

If you’re in or around Bristol, here are the details you need to know for your registration:

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
International House Trust Assessment•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
16 Stukeley StreetT:+44 (0)207 611 2484
E:[email protected]

IELTS Manchester

You can sit for a paper-based IELTS test in one of Manchester’s test centres, the University Language Centre at the University of Manchester. Test is held at the beautiful Samuel Alexander Building, named for a Professor of Philosophy, Samuel Alexander. The university is accessible by public transportation, including rail: Piccadilly Station is a 2-minute walk from north campus, and direct bus services are numerous there.

The test centre holds both versions of IELTS: Academic and General Training, as well as IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and IELTS Life Skills. Computer-delivered tests are not available in this centre.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - University Language Centre, Manchester•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
WG.12 Samuel Alexander Building, the University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PLTel: +44 (0)1613068991

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/ielts/apply/
British Council - University Language Centre, Manchester•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
Oddfellows Hall, The University Language Centre, 97 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HFTel: +44 (0)1613068991

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/ielts/apply/

IELTS Oxford

You can take the IELTS in Oxford at 2 locations.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - Kings Oxford (St Michaels Street)•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
The Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ESTel: +44 (0)1865711829

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://kingseducation.com/learn-english/ielts-test-centre.html
International House Trust Assessment•Computer-delivered only16 Stukeley Street, LondonT:+44 (0) 2076112484

E:[email protected]

IELTS Leeds

If you happen to be in Leeds, there is one centre offering exam dates for IELTS. Not far from other cultural buildings, the Centre of English Studies is only 10 minutes away from the famous fashionable shopping district and Bettys Tea Room. It is also 7 minutes away from the Harrogate bus station. Both formats and both versions of IELTS (IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training) are available, and the same goes for IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
Centre of English Studies Harrogate•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
Centre of English Studies 8A Royal Parade
Harrogate HG1 2SZ
T:+(44) 01423 531969
E:[email protected]
W:http://www.ieltsleeds.com/aboutielts.aspx

IELTS Liverpool

The only IELTS centre available in Liverpool is the University of Liverpool in the English Language Centre. The centre offers paper-based and computer-delivered tests. Several dates are available, and you can easily book one on their website.

In order to get there by road, follow the signs of Liverpool City Centre and the University when you arrive at Edge Lane. The centre is also 10 minutes away from the Lime Street Station. Coaches and ferries also operate services near the centre.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - University of Liverpool•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
1-7 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WY, UKTel: +44 151 794 2722

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/ielts/

IELTS Glasgow

If you wish to take your IELTS in Scotland, the Glasgow IELTS centre at INTO Glasgow Caledonian University offers paper-based exam dates and is very easy to get to. The main bus terminal is right next to the university, and the Cowcaddens underground station is a short walk away. If you’re arriving from outside of Scotland, the airport is around 30 minutes by taxi.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - INTO Glasgow Caledonian University•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
INTO Glasgow Caledonian University, 2nd floor - CEE Building, 70 Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow G4 0BA, UKTel: +44 (0)1412731944

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/ielts/

IELTS Nottingham

The University of Nottingham offers IELTS tests several times per month. Both Academic and General Training versions are available at the center. You can only apply online to book a test date, and you will be asked to provide an identity card within 24 hours of registering for the exam.

The test center is easily accessible by public transport, including buses (many services stop at the Jubilee campus) and taxis.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
British Council - University of Nottingham•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
IELTS International Office, 7301 Wollaton Rd, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UKTel: +44 (0)115 95 14419

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ielts
British Council - MTS, Nottingham High School•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED, UKTel: +44 (0)20 8515 0264

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.mobiletesting.uk.com/ielts-test-centre/nottingham

IELTS Cambridge

The Cambridge IELTS testing centre is run by Eurocentres, one of the largest IELTS exam centers across Europe. It offers paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS sessions on Saturdays, and several sessions are held throughout the year. All sections of the exam take place on the same day at Eurocentres, so don’t worry about coming back on another day for your Speaking test. If you want to book an exam there, the test fee is £185.

Test Center
Accepted Tests
Address
Contact
Eurocentres - Cambridge•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
3/5 Glisson Road

CB1 2HA
T: +44 (0)02082971488
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.eurocentres.com/ielts-exam-eurocentres
International House Trust Assessment•General
•Academic
•Paper-based
•Computer-delivered
16 Stukeley StreetT:
+44 (0)207 611 2484
E:
[email protected]
W:
http://www.ihlondon.com/exam-centre/ielts-exam-centre/

Where Else Can You Choose To Take the IELTS Exam?

Naturally, the IELTS exam is avaible around the world :

How Can You Register For An IELTS Exam In The United Kingdom?

The most convenient way for you to register for an IELTS exam date at your chosen centre is on the British Council Take IELTS website. As well as paying the registration fee, you will also need to provide a copy of your passport or national identity card, and you must bring the same passport with you on the day of the exam.

It is vital that you register for the exam appropriate to your needs, either Academic or General Training. If you require IELTS for UKVI, you will need to find a centre which provides this option, you can check this on the British Council website.

How Can GlobalExam Help You Prepare For The IELTS Test?

GlobalExam provides a variety of different listening, reading and writing tasks with model answers to help test takers prepare. It also provides the IELTS score explanation per level. But what is also special about the platform is that it can help you prepare for the part of the exam that candidates often fear most – speaking.

On GlobalExam you can record yourself answering the speaking questions provided, receive a score and track your progress. You can also listen to, as well as read, realistic examples of speaking tests. This will give you a better idea of what details the examiner expects you to give in your answer and increase your confidence on the day.

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