IELTS can help you move around the world, get the job you have always wanted or just demonstrate that you have improved your English. Type of IELTS you should choose depends on what you want to do. Before booking your test, make sure to check which test you need with the organisations you are applying to.

Not sure which IELTS test to take? We can help!

There are different types of IELTS tests you can take at British Council.

  • IELTS Academic or General Training
  • UKVI IELTS Academic or General Training
  • Life Skills A1 or B1

UKVI IELTS and Life Skills are used to apply for UK Visa only. For all other countries, regular IELTS would be sufficient. However, to find out which IELTS you have to take when applying to the UK, please contact UK Visas and Immigration (Visa Office) and/or