Register for 4 modules at the same time to enjoy:
  • 25% off
  • A free IELTS Exam Skills One-Day Workshop
  • A free 1-hour induction session
  • Access to a Student Advisor throughout the duration of your course
  • Start anytime with a flexible schedule
  • Admiralty and Tsim Sha Tsui
  • A total of 18-hour face-to-face lessons per module 

Prepare for IELTS with the world’s English experts

IELTS Coach is a programme designed to maximise your success on test day. The British Council is a co-owner of IELTS, so we are ideally placed to help you get the result you deserve. The course is designed for those who are looking to improve their academic performance on the IELTS test. 

Target your preparation by focusing your effort on the skills that you most need to improve.  


Control of your learning. IELTS Coach is designed for students who need effective preparation within a designated period of time. You can choose not only the parts of the exam you wish to focus upon, but also the lesson day, time, and teacher that best suit your needs and at pace you want to study. Booking and management of your lessons are all easy to control with our online booking system (OBS). 

Take the full course, or choose one or more 18-hour skills-based modules depending on your needs:

IELTS Coach Listening

In this module you will be equipped with listening strategies such as predicting information, identifying synonyms and antonyms 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 encounter a comprehensive set of activities to maximise your score on IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2. You will learn how to identify key features and fully respond to the task prompt in order to meet expectations for Task Achievement, as well as improve your grammar and vocabulary. What’s more, all students registering for the IELTS Coach Writing module will have access to the IELTS Writing Marking Service conducted with our expert IELTS markers, giving you the opportunity to submit Task 1 and Task 2 scripts for feedback.

IELTS Coach Speaking

In this module you will take part 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. Additionally, all students registering for the IELTS Coach Speaking module will have access to a Mock Speaking Test conducted 1-to-1 with one of our expert IELTS teachers, giving you the opportunity to practise the speaking test under real conditions, and receive individual feedback on your performance.


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

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. 

IELTS Coach Intensive (5-day)

For learners needing to take the IELTS exam in the near future, this intensive 30-hour adaptation of our IELTS Coach course will help you focus on the exam strategies you need in order to be successful in the IELTS test. Our expert teachers will help you understand the exam inside out as well as guide you on how to approach the different sections of the test. The course covers Listening and Reading, with a greater focus on the productive skills of Speaking and Writing. The course includes practice tests with personalised feedback on both writing and speaking tasks from the teacher. 

IELTS Coach for Teens

If you are under-18 years old and looking to take the IELTS exam for the next step in your studies, this is the course for you. Our 9-week, 27-hour programme covers everything you need to know for the IELTS test, including exam strategies and techniques to maximise your score. Each 3-hour lesson considers two different sections of the exam (Listening, Reading, Speaking or Writing), providing you with support to develop your skills through practice tests and expert guidance from our teachers. Click here for details.

Course levels

Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2)

Find out about our English levels for adults and how they support your learning experience and progress. 

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Student testimonials

'I am so happy to share my exam result which was an overall 6.5. Thank you so much for your help which has really given me a lot of confidence, especially in speaking.'

Ng Yim Na ─ IELTS Coach student

'I took my IELTS test and I was on the edge of my seat until I saw I got an overall score of 7.5. I'm elated and relaxed now and I just wanted to thank you for all the help that you provided to all of us to keep learning and improving.'

Cristobal ─ IELTS Coach student