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IELTS In-Hospital Course

IELTS Training in HospitalAt Kingsway Medical we provide in-service IELTS preparation courses to Health Care Assistants who are aiming to work as nurses in the NHS. We provide a complete package from point of hiring to passing the IELTS exam with the required grades to work in the NHS in the UK including:

  • Pre-hire English benchmarking assessment
  • Post-arrival level checking and class assignment
  • Delivery of IELTS training modules in hospital
  • Assistance with exam registration
  • Follow up services to ensure a successful conclusion

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200-hour 5-week super fast-track IELTS Preparation Course

  • Pre-arrival 3-stage benchmarking to ensure minimum entry English level is met
  • 30 hours face-to-face group lessons a week with your own IELTS experienced teacher
  • 10 hours a week of self-study to complete your tasks set by your teacher
  • Sample IELTS exam practice with marking by your teacher
  • Total of 200 hours' study over 5 weeks full-time training

200-hour 8-week fast-track IELTS Preparation Course

  • Pre-arrival 3-stage benchmarking to ensure minimum entry English level is met
  • 15 hours face-to-face group lessons a week with your own IELTS experienced teacher
  • 10 hours a week of self-study to complete your tasks set by your teacher
  • Sample IELTS exam practice with marking by your teacher
  • Total of 200 hours' study over 8 weeks part-time training

Terms and conditions apply, subject to minimum numbers

If you would like to know more please contact us using the Contact Form

How long do I need to study to improve my IELTS score?

The chart and article below are reproduced courtesy of Cambridge English

how CEFR levels, the Cambridge English scale and the IELTS band scores compare to each other.


Guided learning hours

Reproduced courtesy of Cambridge English. The original article can be seen here : https://support.cambridgeenglish.org/hc/en-gb/articles/202838506

How many hours do I need to prepare for my exam?

Research suggests that it takes approximately 200 guided learning hours for a language learner to progress from one level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to the next.

For example, a candidate who has passed Cambridge English: First (FCE), aligned to level B2 on the CEFR, might need approximately 200 hours of lessons and supervised study to prepare for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), which is aligned to level C1.

However, there are a number of factors that can affect how long it might take you to achieve your desired level of English, including:

  • your language learning background
  • the intensity of your study
  • your age
  • the amount of study/exposure outside of lesson times

The table below suggests how many hours you might need to spend to reach each level of the CEFR, but remember these figures are intended as a guideline only. You may require more or less time and support depending on your own needs.


Common European Framework Guided Learning Hours (from beginner level)

CEFR Level Cambridge English Exam Number of Hours (approximate)
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 1,000—1,200
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 700—800
B2 Cambridge English: First (FCE) 500—600
B1 Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) 350—400
A2 Cambridge English: Key (KET) 180—200

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Our Contact Details

  • Kingsway Medical is a trading name of
  • Kingsway English Centre Ltd
  • 40 Foregate Street
  • Worcester WR1 1EE, UK
  • Telephone +44 1905 619877
  • Email info@kingsway-medical.com