Exam preparation courses
The University Language Centre is a regional testing centre for IELTS (International English Language Testing System). This is an internationally recognised exam for students and professional people in academic and general English, and tests are held at ULC on a monthly basis.
Students on full-time English courses (eg. English for University Study) are offered IELTS preparation classes as one of the course components. The centre also runs part-time IELTS preparation courses for people already in the UK who need to take the test for professional/academic reasons.
The ULC is also an examination centre for a full range of externally validated English language qualifications. There is timetabled exam practice on all full-time courses for students preparing for IELTS exams. The ULC also runs part-time courses to prepare students for Cambridge English: First (FCE), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).