Sunderland College and IELTS
Sunderland College is the North East of England regional testing centre for IELTS. Accredited by the British Council we provide both the academic and general test for people looking to gain an IELTS score for what ever their requirements.
What is IELTS?
The International English Language Testing System is used to assess the language ability of people who need to study or work in a place where English is the main language of communication. The test has an academic and general version depending on your requirements and both cover the four main language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Who needs IELTS?
IELTS is a useful test for a variety of people who require an official qualification to prove their skills in the English language:
- Non-native English speakers need IELTS in order to pursue academic study in the UK, an IELTS test score is requested by most British colleges and universities.
- IELTS is recognised by employers in the UK and necessary for some non-native English speakers who want to work in positions such as doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists.
- Anyone, including native English speakers, who may be required to confirm an official IELTS score in order to seek immigration to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Available IELTS test dates
To see when the next free IELTS test dates are at Sunderland College please see our IELTS Test Dates page.
How to apply for an IELTS test
To apply for a test please download and complete the IELTS Application Form and return to:
You can also apply online for an IELTS test through the British Council website.
Further information about IELTS tests
For further information about IELTS tests at Sunderland College and our status as the IELTS regional testing centre for the North East, please contact Joan Callaghan or Andrea Murray on 0191 511 6310 or email by email.