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IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System.

IELTS scores are accepted by over 10,000+ recognising organisations and delivered in 1100 locations worldwide. In the last year, 3,000,000 people took the IELTS test.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council; IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Melton College is the only IELTS Centre in York. We are an ‘open’ exam centre which means that you do not need to study at Melton College to take a test here. All modules of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) will be held on the same day.  See Exam Dates. You can apply for your IELTS test online by clicking here. The new system is easy to use and allows you to book a test immediately (however, the place is not confirmed until I have also received your payment and a copy of the ID document). When you have booked your test place online, you must then email or post a copy of your passport. Our email address is: katie.davis@melton-college.co.uk. You must email or post your ID document within three working days of applying for the test, otherwise your exam place will be cancelled. Your passport copy MUST be clear and in colour if possible. If your passport copy is not clear, your application WILL be rejected. (European Nationals may use a National Identity Card instead of a passport.) You must pay for your exam at the same time as applying online.

IELTS FEE NOTES 
Exam £160.00 (£170.00 in 2019) Must be paid within 3 days of application
Additional Test Report Form £15.00 per copy If requested after results have been issued (up to five copies can be sent to institutions if requested at time of application)
Postage Fee (for additional test report forms) Varies Contact Melton College for a quote (one copy of test report form is sent to candidates address free of charge 13 days after the test)
Cancellation Fee £25.00 Only if cancelled with 5 weeks notice
Test Date Transfer £25.00 Only if requested with 5 weeks notice

Payment

The IELTS test fee is £160.00 (£170.00 in 2019) and you can pay for your exam in any of the following ways:

  • Cheque (payable to Melton College)
  • Postal Order (available from any Post Office)
  • Telephone (you can call the College anytime to pay over the phone. Please have your credit/debit card to hand)
  • Cash (use secure mail)
  • Credit/Debit card (you can find the card payment form in the blue Downloads box on this page).
  • Candidates can still complete a paper application form and post this to us, or call into the College to apply. If you would like me to post an application pack to you, please contact the IELTS department on 01904 670920. The IELTS office is open from 09:00-16:00, Monday to Friday.

Please see the blue Downloads box on this page for the IELTS application form.

Important Information

If you are planning on taking a pre-sessional course or a foundation course at a British University, you may need to take your IELTS exam at an IELTS for UKVI test centre. Melton College is NOT an IELTS for UKVI test centre. Please see the following link for more information ‘UKV1 Brochure’. We recommend that all candidates read the official ‘Information for Candidates’ document before sitting the IELTS exam. It contains valuable information about the application process, exam format, example questions, and a description of the IELTS results band scale. You can download and print a copy from the blue Downloads box on this page. We will send confirmation of your exam date by email. Please check your email account before contacting Melton College about your exam application. Please read the email attachments carefully as they will tell you important information about your exam. If you have not received a confirmation email from Melton College one week after you have applied, please contact us as you may not have a place on the exam. All candidates must arrive at the test venue to register between 08:30 and 09:30.  We cannot issue you with a time for your speaking test until the day of the exam, however, if you require an early speaking test, you must contact the IELTS Administrator BY EMAIL ONLY at least one week before your exam. All speaking tests will be held on the same day as the main exam, at Melton College. You can contact the IELTS Administrator on 01904 670920 between 09:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday. We have a small café where you can purchase hot and cold drinks and a selection of snacks. We also have water fountains in the college for you to fill your own water bottles. We do not accept card payment in the café, it is cash only. Parking is not provided, the nearest public car park is on Nunnery Lane which is a 10-minute walk from Melton College. You can find directions and further details here – https://www.york.gov.uk/directory_record/505/nunnery_lane_car_park_-yo23_1aa

Preparation Material

You can access the British Council’s ‘Road to IELTS’ course which is a comprehensive 100% online preparation course designed by British Council IELTS experts. Click here to start the course and help you achieve a great result! You can also download a new IELTS app to help you prepare for the test.

What it offers:

A comprehensive overview of the IELTS Speaking and Listening tests
Listening and Speaking practice tests
Common grammar rules explained and exercises
Videos of IELTS Speaking interviews
Useful tips for the IELTS test
Assessment criteria explained
Quizzes to test your knowledge of the IELTS test format
More information on IELTS related topics

You can download the IELTS Prep App here

Melton College also runs IELTS Preparation Courses. This course is aimed at intermediate and upper-intermediate students who need to get a band 6.0 – 7.5. The course runs on five afternoons per week and can be combined with our General English course. Please contact Katie Davis via email at katie.davis@melton-college.co.uk for more information. Why not check out our new IELTS at Melton College Facebook page!!! It contains practice materials, helpful information and the chance to chat to me and fellow candidates.

Results

All results will be posted to the address stated on your application form 13 days after your exam. We are not permitted to give out results over the phone or by email. If you would like to check your results online, please see below. The online registration system also includes the option to view results online 13 days after the test. View results online here: Check Results Online. You will need to make a note of your candidate number on the test day as you will be asked for this.

Additional Test Result Forms

If you require an additional Test Report Form after your exam has taken place, you are required to complete an ‘Additional TRF’ form (available in the blue Downloads box on this page). Each candidate is permitted to request up to 5 result certificates (TRFs) to be sent to various institutions for free. These should be written on page 3 of your application form; if you do not include this on your application form then there is a fee of £15.00 per copy and, if this is posted to an address in the UK, the postage is £2.95. If it is posted to an address overseas, the postage charge is £12.95. This cost means that I can send the mail by Royal Mail Airsure and provide you with a tracking number so you can check its progress. All fees must be paid at the time of request. If your request is very urgent, I suggest that you use a courier service such as DHL. Please contact the IELTS Administrator for a quote.

Enquiry on Result

Candidates who are unhappy with their exam result can apply for a re-mark. You can make an application for all or any of the modules (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) to be re-marked by an independent examiner at the British Council. The fee for the re-mark is £60.00 (£110.00 in 2019) which will be refunded in full if the mark is changed. The fee is the same if you want all modules re-marked or just one. The re-mark will take approximately 2-4 weeks to be processed. Please note that the British Council performs the re-mark and Melton College are unable to influence the speed of this process. If you decide to proceed, you need to return the original Test Report Form, along with the Enquiry on Result application form (available from the blue Downloads box on this page) and the fee of £60.00. You can pay by cheque, postal order or you can use the IELTS Credit/Debit Card payment form (see the blue Downloads box) to supply me with your credit/debit card details. The fee must be paid at the time of request. You must return the application and payment to me within six weeks of the test date.

Cancelling or Transferring your Exam

If you cancel your test or request a transfer five weeks or more before the test date, the test centre will charge an administration fee of £25.00. If you cancel your test within five weeks of the test date for any reason apart from medical ones, you will not be eligible to receive a refund. If you cancel your test or request a transfer within five weeks of the test date for medical reasons, you must provide supporting medical evidence within five working days of the test date. Only evidence of serious illness will be considered. Only original medical certificates will be accepted and must state inability to appear for the test on the scheduled test date. If you apply for a test which is less than 5 weeks away, you lose the right to a cancellation refund. You must send the application form to Melton College by email or post a completed Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form (available from the blue Downloads box on this page).

Special Requirements

If you require a modified version of the test, for example in Braille, you must give the test centre three months’ notice. This notice period is necessary for the modified version of the test to be prepared. If your circumstances require only special administrative arrangements to be made, such as extra time, you must give the test centre six weeks’ notice. Please contact Katie Davis via email at katie.davis@melton-college.co.uk before you book your test.

Complaints/Feedback

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the Melton College IELTS Test Centre service and wish to make a complaint or provide us with any feedback, please talk to the IELTS Administrator on the day of the test. Alternatively, you can send a letter or email of complaint/feedback to our office detailing the problem. You must do this within five days of your test. We will respond to you within 48 hours. Melton College will not accept complaints relating to the conduct of the test after results have been issued.