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Elite International Football Development Centre

The year 2017 is a landmark one for Sunderland College – the year we teamed up with Improtech Soccer Elite Academy – the leading specialists in football and education in the North East of England.

Take a look at the Elite International Football Development Centre brochure here:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Preparation/General English 

Qualification: IELTS          Duration: Up to 1 year
Attendance details: Full time enrolment every Monday in term time
Hours: 20 hours per week

Course Information

Who is this course for?
This course is for people wanting to prepare for their IELTS examination and is designed to suit your individual language level.

What do you need to apply for the course?
You’ll need to be over 18 years of age. If you require a Visa, a minimum IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent is required.

What are the key things you’ll learn?
This course focuses on the language and skills necessary for the IELTS exam in combination with General English to improve grammar, vocabulary and communicative skills. It helps develop accurate pronunciation and intonation, improves listening, writing, and reading skills and covers all aspects of English grammar, relevant to your level.

How will you learn?
This course uses a combination of teaching and learning styles including classroom teaching; small group work; individual task completion and self-study. Through the course your tutor will assess your progress and give you regular feedback regarding the four skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking; grammar and vocabulary.

You’ll also have the opportunity to practise for the IELTS exam, using past papers and taking practice exams. As the College is an IELTS Testing Centre, you will be able to sit your IELTS exam at the end of your programme of study here at the College.

What costs will you incur?
Please click here to see full details of our fees for 2016/17.

Typical Timetable as follows:

DAYS                                                     TIMES

Monday, Tuesday & Friday          9.30 to 16.30 (1 hour for lunch)

Thursday                                             14.30 to 16.30

*Note: the final 2 hours on Friday are Tutorial

To see a list of available test dates and details of how to apply for the exam, please click here.

To download facts and information on our IELTS workshops, please click here.

All sessions are subject to minimum classes of 6 people, maximum 15.

Evening workshops

Sunderland College are now offering courses that will provide you with additional tuition and IELTS practice. These courses run every month before the IELTS examination for those age 18 and over, and are subject to a minimum class size of 6.

The College offers 5 different 3 hour workshops to help you feel more confident when you approach the exam day. You can attend one workshop, all 5 or just mix and match to suit your own individual needs.

  • Workshop 1 Monday evening 17.00-20.00
    Exam strategy – tips and exam practice across all 4 skills
  • Workshop 2 Tuesday evening 17.00-20.00
    Reading Skills practice
  • Workshop 3 Wednesday evening 17.00-20.00
    Writing Skills practice
  • Workshop 4 Thursday evening 17.00-20.00
    Listening/Speaking Skills Practice
  • Workshop 5 Friday afternoon 13.00-16.00
    Practice test – Listening, Reading, Writing


1 workshop        £45

2 workshops      £85

3 workshops      £125

4 workshops      £160

5 workshops      £195

All sessions are subject to minimum classes of 6 people, maximum 15. All materials are provided for these workshops.

For more information please call us on 0191 5116310.