Exam Preparation - Standard


Course Type Weekly Enrolment
Course Duration 1-51 weeks
Start Dates

Every week throughout the year*

*except week commencing 24/12/2013

Course Fees

1-13 weeks

£155 per week

14-26 weeks

£150 per week

27-51 weeks

£135 per week

Course Description

Our Exam Course integrates exam training and techniques into our syllabus. In addition, our use of communicative methodology and blended learning maximises student progression leading to exam success.


Our most popular Exam Courses are IELTS and Cambridge ESOL FCE.


We recommend that long-term students take an Exam course in their final term and Exam Skills Option Classes in Terms 1 and/or 2.


  16 lessons x 60 min per week
  Monday - Friday
  Morning classes 09:15am - 14:15pm
  Afternoon classes 11:45am - 16:45pm
  General English 8 x 60 min per week
  Computer Labs 2 x 60 min per week
  Option Class 1 2 x 60 min per week
  Option Class 2 2 x 60 min per week
  Option Class 3 2 x 60 min per week


In Exam Preparation classes, our tutors will provide training in exam techniques and skills while also helping you continue to progress in all language areas. Our syllabus combines communicative classroom-based lessons and modern technology.


In Computer Lab classes, we use up-to-date computer software to provide further language and exam practice so that you can study at your own pace, focusing on individual learning goals, identified in an initial Needs Analysis and ongoing tutorials.


You can choose three Option Classes, allowing you to focus on language areas of interest or areas of improvement.

Our most popular Option Classes include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Vocabulary and Grammar
  • Writing
  • Exam Skills

This course can be offered to students at Intermediate level (CEFR B1) through to Upper Advanced level (CEFR C2), depending on exam level requirements.


Average class size 10-12 (maximum15 students, minimum 5 students).


Minimum age 16.


Please note that the college is closed on Bank Holidays.

Course Progression

At Intermediate level and above (CEFB1-C2) students can progress onto an International Foundation Year Programme, a higher level General English Course or one of our many Business or IT programmes at MIC.


Please see Course Descriptions for more information.

Entry Requirements International students outside the EU/EAA require CEFR Level B1 in English (this is the equivalent of IELTS 4.5) if applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa.
Visa Advice International students from outside the EU/EAA will need either a Student Visitor visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa.
Additional Costs

All course materials are included in the course fees. However, students will be expected to provide stationery and files for their personal use.


Students are expected to pay all external examination fees (excluding all NCC examinations). The approximate cost for examinations in November 2013 is:

  • IELTS - £135
  • Cambridge Examinations FCE, CAE, CPE - £125
  • KET, PET - £75


Students will be expected to pay reasonable costs to take part in some social activities to cover the cost of entrance fees and transportation.


Manchester Airport Pick-Up Service: £50 one way or £100 return.


Registration Fee: £50 for Overseas Non-EU nationals, £30 for Overseas EU nationals and £20 for 'Local' students.


Express Courier Delivery Charge: £20.

Additional information

Last Updated:

 Tuesday, 07 August 2018 17:40