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Exam Preparation Courses

Our English exam preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for IELTS or any of the Cambridge English or Trinity exams.

Exam preparation courses are held at our training centre in Edinburgh. Options include Cambridge English: First (formally FCE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (formally CAE), Proficiency, PET, KET, BEC.

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Course Profile: Combination course

Exam Preparation courses enable you to improve your general English speaking and listening communication in a small group. Exam techniques, vocabulary, grammar and skills for the specific exam you are preparing for are covered in the 1-to-1 classes.

What to expect:

  • Expand vocabulary areas suitable for general topics & for the specific exam
  • Give presentations and work on pronunciation
  • Improve speaking and listening communication skills in English
  • Work on grammatical accuracy
  • Practise past exam papers: reading, writing & listening
  • Do mock speaking exams under test conditions
  • Join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 2-3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice

You are responsible for booking the exam on a suitable date and location. Cambridge exams cost between 95 GBP - 195 GBP depending on which exam you sit.

The IELTS exam costs £180 at the local examination centre in Edinburgh.

The cost of the exam is not included in the course price.

To find a Cambridge Exam Centre in the UK or in your home country, see here:
www.cambridgeenglish.org/find-a-centre/find-an-exam-centre/

Course Level

Suitable for:

Elementary A2Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • 15 or 20 hours per week General English in a group - maximum 5 students per class
  • 5, 10, 15 hours per week specific Exam Preparation one-to-one
  • Minimum age 18

Course Profile: Individual

During the Individual Course (1-to-1) you can focus only on exam preparation. If you need some last minute exam revision, a 1-to-1 course can help you to cover a lot of exam techniques and strategies in a short amount of time.

What to expect:

  • Expand vocabulary areas suitable for general topics & for the specific exam
  • Give presentations and work on pronunciation
  • Improve speaking and listening communication skills in English
  • Work on grammatical accuracy
  • Practise past exam papers: reading, writing & listening
  • Do mock speaking exams under test conditions
  • Join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 2 - 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice

You are responsible for booking the exam on a suitable date and location. Cambridge exams cost between 95 GBP - 195 GBP depending on which exam you sit.

The IELTS exam costs £180 at the local examination centre in Edinburgh.

The cost of the exam is not included in the course price.

To find a Cambridge Exam Centre in the UK or in your home country, see here:
www.cambridgeenglish.org/find-a-centre/find-an-exam-centre/

Course Level

Suitable for:

Elementary A2Advanced C2

Course Summary

  • 15 to 30 hours per week
  • Minimum age 18

Prices: Combination course

Total hours
per week
General English group
maximum 5 students
Exam preparation 1-to-1 Price (GBP)
per week
25 20 hours 5 hours 1-3 weeks = £625
4-6 weeks = £610
7+ weeks = £595
25 15 hours 10 hours 1-3 weeks = £800
4-6 weeks = £775
7+ weeks = £760
30 20 hours 10 hours 1-3 weeks = £850
4-6 weeks = £830
7+ weeks = £815
30 15 hours 15 hours 1-3 weeks = £975
4-6 weeks = £955
7+ weeks = £940

Total hours per week: 25

General English group
maximum 5 students: 20 hours

Exam preparation 1-to-1: 5 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £625 / 4‑6 weeks = £610 / 7+ weeks = £595

Total hours per week: 25

General English group
maximum 5 students: 15 hours

Exam preparation 1-to-1: 10 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £800 / 4‑6 weeks = £775 / 7+ weeks = £760

Total hours per week: 30

General English group
maximum 5 students: 20 hours

Exam preparation 1-to-1: 10 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £850 / 4‑6 weeks = £830 / 7+ weeks = £815

Total hours per week: 30

General English group
maximum 5 students: 15 hours

Exam preparation 1-to-1: 15 hours

Price (GBP)
per week: 1‑3 weeks = £975 / 4‑6 weeks = £955 / 7+ weeks = £940

If you require a different number of hours, please contact us for a personal quote

Prices: Individual

Total class hours per week Price (GBP)
15 £955
20 £1350
25 £1600
30 £1800

Total class hours per week: 15

Price (GBP): £955

Total class hours per week: 20

Price (GBP): £1350

Total class hours per week: 25

Price (GBP): £1600

Total class hours per week: 30

Price (GBP): £1800

If you require a different number of hours, please contact us for a quote

Price Includes

  • all teaching
  • 20 minute pre-course assessment and needs analysis
  • guided self-study throughout the course
  • end of course language report
  • certificate of attendance

Course Timetables: Combination course

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours a week (5 hours 1-to-1) September - June

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 15:10 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class 1-to-1 Class until 15.30
15:30 17:00 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion Free Free

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Free

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

1-to-1 Class until 15.30

15:30 - 17:00 : 

Free

1 hour = 60 minutes

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours per week (10 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 16:00 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 16:00 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 16:00 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning General English classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 30 hours per week (10 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
22:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 15:10 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class 1-to-1 Class
15:30 17:30 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

15:30 - 17:30 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

General English - Group Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

22:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

1-to-1 Class

15:30 - 17:30 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning General English classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 30 hours per week (15 hours 1-to-1 Specific English)

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 10:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:45 11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00 12:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:30 13:30 Break Break Break Break Break
13:30 17:15 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class Excursion 1-to-1 Class 1-to-1 Class

Monday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Tuesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Wednesday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

Friday

09:15 - 10:45 : 

General English - Group Class

10:45 - 11:00 : 

Break

11:00 - 12:30 : 

General English - Group Class

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 17:15 : 

1-to-1 Class

In July and August morning classes start at 9am and finish at 12.15

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Combination Course: General & Specific English 25 hours per week (5 hours 1-to-1) July and August

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 10:30 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
10:30 10:45 Break Break Break Break Break
10:45 12:15 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
12:15 13:30 Break Break Excursion Break Break
13:30 14:45 General English - Group Class General English - Group Class Excursion General English - Group Class General English - Group Class
15:00 17:30 Client A 1-to-1 class Client A 1-to-1 class Excursion Client B 1-to-1 class Client B 1-to-1 class

Monday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client A 1-to-1 class

Tuesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client A 1-to-1 class

Wednesday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 14:45 : 

Excursion

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client B 1-to-1 class

Friday

09:00 - 10:30 : 

General English - Group Class

10:30 - 10:45 : 

Break

10:45 - 12:15 : 

General English - Group Class

12:15 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 14:45 : 

General English - Group Class

15:00 - 17:30 : 

Client B 1-to-1 class

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

Course Timetables: Individual

15 to 30 hours Individual Tuition

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15 12:30 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course
12:30 13:30 Break Break Break Break Break
13:30 15:10 20 hour course 20 hour course Excursion 20 hour course Free
13:30 16:00 25 hour course 25 hour course Excursion 25 hour course 25 hour course
13:30 17:15 30 hour course 30 hour course Excursion 30 hour course 30 hour course

Monday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Tuesday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Wednesday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 16:00 : 

Excursion

13:30 - 17:15 : 

Excursion

Thursday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

20 hour course

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Friday

09:15 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

12:30 - 13:30 : 

Break

13:30 - 15:10 : 

Free

13:30 - 16:00 : 

25 hour course

13:30 - 17:15 : 

30 hour course

Please check your course confirmation letter for your specific course times. Occasionally course times may need to change.

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