IELTS Life Skills B1

IELTS Life Skills B1 is the test for you if you are applying to UK Visas and Immigration for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship and is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 (Intermediate Level). Our preparation course will give you the skills to make sure you can successfully pass the test


This 7.5 hour course will help you develop the speaking and listening skills needed to take part in discussions and to exchange basic information on everyday topics and tasks including: showing contrast/cause/reason or purpose, prioritizing, planning, persuading, narrating, asking about past or future events and expressing future certainty or possibility.

This is a 7.5 hour per week course which runs Monday to Friday from 1.15pm to 2.45pm. This course is offered all year round.

  • Course length between 1-11 weeks - £80 per week
  • Course length 12 weeks or more - £70 per week

The IELTS Life Skills B1 preparation course runs throughout the year, subject to demand. The dates for 2018 are as follows;

Monday 22nd January
Monday 19th March
Monday 14th May
Monday 16th July
Monday 24th September
Monday 12th November

The IELTS Life Skills examination is a one-to-one oral examination with an examiner and one other candidate. At B1 level the exam lasts for approximately 22 minutes.

The exam is available throughout the world, in locations specified by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and there is a test centre in Edinburgh. For more detailed information about the examination, including booking the test, please visit the "What is IELTS for UKVI" page.

The teachers make me laugh and they also make me feel that they are concerned for me, not just as a student of English but as a person too. When you are far away from home that’s very important. At the end of every week, they ask what you liked and what they can do to help you improve your English skills.
- Silvana Alvarez (Colombia)

Global School of English - Edinburgh is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.