IELTS is available in two modules, Academic and General Training. You will be tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking whichever module you decide to take.
ACADEMIC–Intuitions of Higher and Further Education
The Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK , Australia, Canada, New Zealand or USA is based on the results of these Modules.
If you want to study using English at undergraduate or postgraduate level or you are applying to nursing or medical councils, you should take the Academic Reading and Writing modules.
GENERAL for school, work or migration
If you are planning to undertake non-academic training or apply for immigration to Australia, Canada or New Zealand, we recommend you take the General Training Reading and Writing modules.
Check with your organization
This information serves as a guide only. Candidates should check with the receiving organisations about entry requirements, before deciding which module they need to take.
Please refer to a full list of recognising organisations on the IELTS website.
IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16.
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