IELTS Coach is a programme designed to maximise your success on test day by equipping you with the strategies you need to succeed. The British Council is a co-owner of IELTS, so we are ideally placed to help you get the result you deserve. IELTS Coach is designed for Intermediate students and above looking to improve their academic performance on the IELTS test.

Here are some reasons why you should choose IELTS Coach:


IELTS Coach is a flexible IELTS Preparation course which allows you to be in control of your learning. Designed for students who may not have much time but still need effective preparation, IELTS Coach offers you the flexibility of choosing not only the parts of the exam you wish to focus on, but also the lesson day, time, location, and teacher that best suit your needs. You can book and manage your lessons easily via our online booking system (OBS).

Take the full course or select smaller chunks of the course depending on your needs:

IELTS Coach Listening: in this module you will be equipped with listening strategies such as predicting information, identifying key phrases and dealing with distracting information, in order to correctly answer all IELTS Listening question types.

IELTS Coach Reading: in this module you will learn how to apply reading skills such as skimming and scanning, and techniques such as identifying synonyms and antonyms to tackle all IELTS Reading question types.

IELTS Coach Writing: in this module you will study a comprehensive set of activities to maximise your score in IELTS Writing Tasks 1 and 2. You will learn how to identify key task features and fully respond to the task prompt in order to achieve the score you need for all the task criteria, as well as improve your overall written grammar and vocabulary.

IELTS Coach Speaking: in this module you will practice in speaking tasks and activities designed to maximise your score across all four assessment criteria: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation.

You will also have access to a set of complimentary online resources designed specifically for IELTS Coach students. An excellent way to review your lessons and extend your learning, these resources will help ensure you get the score you really deserve in the IELTS test.

A focus on strategies

IELTS Coach will help you focus on the exam strategies you need in order to be successful in the IELTS test. You will become familiar with the test format and learn how best to approach the different sections of the test. Our British Council in-house materials cover all question types and include useful tips for the exam. Authentic Cambridge English examination papers will allow you to put these strategies into practice.

Personalised learning

As part of our IELTS Coach offer package we also include:

  • 1:1 Speaking mock tests with personalised feedback for improving your band score from an IELTS expert
  • Personalised writing feedback service: submit your Task 1 and 2 practice answers for detailed, personalised feedback from our IELTS experts
  • 1:1 Academic consultation service with one of our expert teachers who will discuss your study path and performance on course and provide feedback on how best to continue on your study path to achieve the score you need 

Self-access online materials to consolidate your learning

All IELTS Coach students receive access to a set of complimentary online resources designed specifically for IELTS Coach students. An excellent way to review your lessons and extend your learning, these resources will help consolidate what you learn in class to ensure you get the score you need in the IELTS test.

Taught by IELTS Experts

IELTS Coach is delivered by British Council IELTS Experts – British Council qualified teachers who know the test inside out. Your teacher will coach you in applying strategies and techniques which are sure to maximise your IELTS score.

Course information

  • Course objectives

    IELTS Coach gives you

    • The opportunities to practice exam questions using various types of learning materials to enhance the exam skills and strategies 
    • Personalised learning with our 1:1 services so we can highlight exactly what you need to do to get the IELTS score you need.
  • Course levels

    • Intermediate
    • Upper-intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Course delivery