Why you should study with us:

  • Highly experienced staff
  • Excellent college resources including library, EFL resources and student services
  • Daytime, evening and Saturday courses available
  • Excellent location 5 minutes from Finsbury Park on Victoria line
  • Very competitive course costs

This course is not part of our free courses catalogue and fees are payable. Fees can be paid in two instalments if you have an English bank account, without extra charge.

For more information about this course please read this document
The fees shown do not include exam fees, which will be approximately £140. You will also be required to buy a coursebook, which should cost about £25. The courses lead to the Cambridge examinations in December 2018.

We are still enrolling for EFL classes, please contact andrew.fairhurst@candi.ac.uk for further information.

Courses run on Saturdays, afternoons (three days) and evenings (two days) - different fees apply.


Academic English as a Foreign Language - IELTS


Academic English as a Foreign Language - IELTS

About the course

This course is for adults who are about to enter Higher Education in Britain, but who need a specific level of fluency in English in order to enrol. This course will train you to pass the International English Language Testing System examination, with a specific emphasis on Academic English.

You need a conditional offer of a place at British university, or a definite and demonstrable intention to attend a British university in the next academic year. You need to be at least 18 years old.

This course will prepare you for the IELTS exam, including reading and writing academic texts as well as a focus on listening and speaking. Class sizes are kept small to maximise learning for everyone.

Assessment is the IELTS exam, for which you will need to pay a £120 registration fee and for a £20 course book.

You take up your conditional offer at University, or ready yourself to apply for University next year.

Further Information 1

For further information about enrolment fees please follow the links below:

All my teachers are very helpful

Lina Zewdie

Lina Zewdie

Studied: ESOL 16-18 Programme

Lina Zewdie arrived from Eritrea in September 2012 and spoke no English.

Lina said: “The thing I like most about my course is that I am improving my English and learning a lot of different things. All of my teachers are very helpful and lovely. I also made some new friends.

“The best thing was that I have met a lot of new people. All my teachers are very helpful which was good for me as I didn't know anything about London or England when I came here.

“In the future I would like to become a dentist, and know to achieve this I have to plan very carefully.”

Course information

Start date
(see other dates)
24 April 2019

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Level 1
Course code
Start date
End date
10 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

Most of our Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses are FREE to those aged 19+. Please enquire for further information.

Open enrolment dates and times

Enrolment dates and times

Enrolment starts this August - find out when and where for each Centre here!

The Centre for Lifelong Learning

Centre for Lifelong Learning

On the doorstep of Finsbury Park this Centre specialises in adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy, IT and Teacher Training.