Academic course: Online. 4 weeks. 42 hours. 4,750 INR. General Training course: Online. 4 weeks. 42 hours. 4,750 INR.

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What is IELTS Coach? 

Preparing for the Academic or General Training IELTS tests significantly increases students’ chances of getting the score they need. This course will help you in the following ways: 

Improve test-related skills: You will get advice on how to improve skills for all four sections of the test: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will also learn useful grammar and vocabulary to improve your English range and accuracy through online practice activities.

Gain test awareness:  You will learn about the test format and different question types so you know exactly what to expect on test day.

Develop effective test strategies: You will take part in guided practice for authentic test questions for all parts of the test and learn plenty of tips and techniques to help you perform better.

Get IELTS ready: You will practice writing and speaking test sections in your online classes and reading and writing through online activities. This will also help you feel calm and confident on your test day.

 Each course consists of:

  • 12 hours of online class taught by experts to focus on Writing and Speaking
  • 30-hours of guided online study via the IELTS Coach app to practice Listening and Reading
  • two optional IELTS writing tasks on which you get feedback from your teacher (one for each task type)
  • two optional webinars, one each for Listening and Reading test skills.

You can choose the IELTS Coach course for General Training or Academic IELTS test based on your requirements.

  • The IELTS General Training test is for those going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. On the course, you’ll develop the ability to write letters and well-structured essays on this course while building your vocabulary on a variety of topics. Practice speaking skills for all three sections of the Speaking test and get feedback. You will also practice Reading and Listening test questions, and improve your grammar as well as test-taking strategies.
  • The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. On the course, you’ll develop the ability to analyse data and visuals to write a clear report and learn to structure your ideas and arguments in opinion and discursive essays. Practice speaking on a variety of topics for all three sections of the Speaking test and get feedback. You will also practice Reading and Listening test questions, and improve your vocabulary and grammar as well as test strategies.

 Find more details on our course content and materials here.

Why prepare for IELTS with the British Council?

  • We are proud co-owners of IELTS and continue to deliver it in many other countries.
  • We hire the best-in-class teachers who have the qualifications and experience to help you best prepare for your test.
  • We offer extensive best-in-class online test-practice resources.
  • Our expertise in English language teaching and testing remains central to our courses and resources.

How do I enrol?

  1. Click on Get Started and check your English level
  2. Once you receive your level, carefully choose your course (IELTS Academic or General Training). If you are not sure which IELTS you have to take, please check with your receiving organisation before booking your course. Additional charges may apply on requests received for change of module after you have booked and paid for your course. 
  3. Then choose your course time and date from the options available.
  4. Add the course to your shopping basket and fill out the billing details. Then, proceed to checkout with a payment method of your choice. Please refer to our terms and conditions during checkout.

What is an Online Level Check?

The Online Level Check is quick check of your English language level against the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). It comprises 30 multiple choice questions, which you have up to 30 minutes to answer. Each question comprises two parts: part A is the actual question and part B tells us how sure you are about the answer. You must complete both parts to move onto the next question. Once you complete the test, you will be able to see your English level and the course options available to you based on your level. 

What is the difference between a course and a module?

There are two IELTS Coach courses available – one for Academic test takers and one for General Training test takers. Each course is 42 hours over 4 weeks. Please check with the authority that has asked you to take the IELTS test which test type you need to take - Academic or General Training. Choose the correct IELTS Coach module based on this.

Before booking your course, please remember:  

  • the course is for those who are 18 years of age or above 
  • please take the online level check yourself so that we can match you to the correct level
  • complete the enrolment using the learner’s name and email ID  
  • an enrolment is valid for one student at a time.   

Course structure

Course structure

You study through a combination of Live Online Classes and Online Activities. Find more details on our course content and materials here.

  • Live Online Classes: Interact with your teacher and classmates on videoconference in interactive sessions. Develop your understanding of the test format and assessment criteria for IELTS Speaking and Writing. Practice and get expert teacher guidance.  
  • Online Activities: Complete 30 hours of activities, animated tutorials and skill summaries based on IELTS Listening and Reading. Improve your test awareness, understand the test format, develop strategies for the test and get instant feedback on your progress. Get structured practice of IELTS question types and improve your vocabulary. Study in your own time – online or download lessons for offline study on mobile devices. You will also get individual feedback from the teacher on two writing tasks. 
  • Test Practice: Practice of all sections for each paper of the IELTS test. We provide extensive practice for all Reading and Listening question types, teacher feedback on each section of the speaking test and written feedback for one full IELTS writing test (two tasks).

Class timings

We offer classes 7 days a week from 7 am to 10 pm.

  • Weekday classes: The course will have 2 classes per week, 1.5 hours per class, for 4 weeks. The course days will be Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday, or Wednesday and Friday.
  • Weekend classes: The course will have 1 class per week (either Saturday or Sunday), 3 hours per class, for 4 weeks.

To see the exact time options available to you at your level, please click on the Get Started button above and take your online level check.

Live class experience

Join a free live class demo

Live demo classes are available to book for free! Reserve your place to experience a live online class with a British Council teacher, and learn some useful spoken communication skills.

What is the live class experience?

The live class takes place with your teacher and classmates over Zoom. You experience the British Council classroom from the comfort of your home, logging in from your computer. Everyone in the class must turn on cameras and use their mics to interact with each other. The teacher ensures that the class is very interactive and uses breakout rooms for pair and group work. You get to practice and interact with each other, build your confidence and fluency and get feedback. You can ask the teacher questions and get personalised feedback.

Here is a video of our expert-led online English classes.

Maximum class size:

Please note that the maximum size for our online classes is 20 students. 

Levels available


  • Intermediate (B1) or above - We offer both Academic and General Training preparation courses. Choose your course based on the version of IELTS for which you will be taking. The IELTS General Training test is for those going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment.

Find out more about our levels - from beginner to advanced.

Please note: If your online level check results show you are currently at a Pre-Intermediate level, you can sign up for the myEnglish course.

Payment options available

You can use a variety of payment methods, such as credit/debit cards, wallets and UPI methods and you can select the payment provider option accordingly as listed below.

  • PayU – for payments via PayTM, Phone Pe and BHIM and UPI methods such Google Pay, Phone Pe, BHIM, PayTM, Amazon Pay
  • Stripe – for payments via Visa/Master/Amex/JCB/Discover/Diners Club credit/debit cards

Inclusive Education

“Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. By involving everyone in the conversation we learn from each other and bring together all of our experience, knowledge and expertise to do the best work that we can.” (British Council Values, 2021)

As one of our values states, our work is based on building meaningful, enduring and respectful relationships across different cultures. 

The British Council teaches English to adults and young learners globally and this encompasses a wide range of learners with diverse needs. At the British Council, we celebrate this diversity and believe all learners are entitled to a high-quality English language learning experience regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, cultural background, physical ability or educational needs. 

At the British Council, all learners are valued equally, treated with respect and provided with equal opportunities. By working together in inclusive classes, all students learn with, and from, each other while developing empathy and an understanding of differences.

What will we do?

Our Inclusion Policy promotes equality of opportunity and diversity both as an employer and as a provider of cultural and educational programmes to children, teenagers and adults. We are committed to making classrooms inclusive and will make reasonable adjustments to support students with disabilities and/or special educational needs. 

Please contact and let us know if you have any additional support needs so we can make arrangements and work with you to better ensure your full inclusion. Once notified, we will arrange a telephone or video conference before the course starts. We may also offer trial access to our online activities to the session to assess any barriers to study with us. This information will be used to formulate an individual plan for the student, enabling us to optimise our teaching methods to better suit you.  

What will we not do? 

We are strongly committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We act against discrimination and focus on the fair treatment of all our students. We will not:

  • refuse to offer a learner with a special educational need or disability a place because of their impairment or offer them a place on less favourable terms than a learner who is not disabled
  • treat a learner less favourably in any aspect of the Teaching Centre’s activities

Sometimes, it is not possible to offer a place for the student because they do not meet our entry requirements (e.g. literacy skills do not correspond with what is needed for students undertaking that level of study). In some cases, we may not accept a student in our course because we are not able to provide consistent and sustainable support. The decision to not allow a student to register (or continue) is not made lightly and is based upon a consideration of all factors related to the individual case. The outcome is at the discretion of the centre’s Academic Manager.

About our teachers

Teachers are one of the most important factors in guaranteeing success for our students. That is why we are committed to providing you with the best qualified and most experienced teachers.  

Our teachers have internationally recognised qualifications for teaching English to adults. They are also highly trained and experienced in teaching online.   

Find out more about our teachers and our approach to teaching.

Any questions? 

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