Prepare for IELTS
We run a full range of IELTS preparation courses to make sure you get your best result.Prepare for IELTS
International House London has been authorised by the British Council to conduct IELTS tests for London Private Hire drivers (new and renewal licence applications).
The tests are scored on a band scale of 1-9 and to be successful you will need to achieve an overall band score of 4 in each area, which is B1 level on the CEFR.
Please note that it is a TfL requirement that each element of the test is filmed as a security measure and you will be asked to agree to this before taking the test.
The IELTS Test offers two options:
The Speaking and Listening components are the same for each option but the Reading and Writing tasks are more difficult for the Academic Module. Therefore we would strongly recommend Private Hire drivers to register for the General Training Module. Find out the difference between the Academic and General IELTS test.
B1 is a measure on the Common European Framework of language abilities and consists of a list of ‘can do’ statement. Here is a brief overview of the B1 ‘Can Do’ statements:
IH London has a number of closed group courses to help prepare you for the IELTS Test.
4 hour session, 1.15 – 5.15 Fridays, that gives you:
If you do not want to attend the entire full programme, separate sessions can be booked: £40.00 per session:
For more information on our preparation course for B1 English test for Private Hire drivers please email email@example.com
IELTS is recognised globally as the English test for higher education and immigration.Find out more
IELTS has been approved as a SELT (Secure English Language Test) for UK visas.Find out more