Preparatory Course For International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Full Time) - Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS


Test Results issued by International English Language Testing System

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Programme Introduction

Our Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is aimed at preparing students to sit for the IELTS test. The preparatory course will enable students to build and enhance their four language skills comprising listening, reading, writing and speaking. This course consists of 20 units which covers each of these skills in details, provides students with the knowledge on the structure of the test questions and how best to approach in answering these questions. Practice tests to hone the students’ skills in answering certain types of questions will be given after every two units.

Upon successful completion of this Preparatory Course for IELTS, students should feel confident to register and take the IELTS test at one of the accredited examination centres.

IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions, over 3000 academic institutions in the United States and various professional organizations. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

For updated and accurate information of International English Language Testing System, please visit their website at

DIMENSIONS International College is an authorised IELTS test venue for the British Council.


The objective of this course is to provide intensive English training for students who intend to sit for the IELTS Examination. By the end of the course, student will be able to:

  • Write accurately and imaginatively in a range of text types with appropriate style
  • Read and understand writing of a variety of text types and answer with confidence in the Test
  • Handle with confidence the various sections of the oral test
  • Understand English spoken by native speakers at natural speed and answer questions as required by the examination
  • Learn how to deal with the various sections of the listening paper
  • Develop exam strategies through progressive practice tests

Designed for

  • Students who want to build up their English language competency
  • Students who want to further their studies in an English-medium higher education programme
Course Structure

Course Structure

English training for IELTS

Course Outline

  • Outline for Listening
  • Outline for Reading
  • Outline for Writing
  • Outline for Speaking

Scope of Study

Academic English

Delivery Mode

Lectures, audio, oral

Commencement Date/Intakes

Click here to check the dates of Programme Intake for 2024
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Administrative Fee



4. Course Material



5. Medical Check-Up Fee



6. International Student Management Fee



7. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



9% GST






Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: Medical check-up is not applicable to students aged 15 and below.
Note 2: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 9% GST.
Note 3: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 4: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 5: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st April 2024. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.
For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


The course duration is 3 months Institutional Training.

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 6 months.

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions, over 3000 academic institutions in the United States and various professional organisations. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.


  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 15 years old.
Academic Level: Sit for placement test to determine suitability.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

Refer to to find out the test dates of IELTS Centre

Assessment Methods

Progressive Tests throughout the course.

Assessment Grading Criteria

According to IELTS band scores. Click here for details.

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Test Results will be issued by IELTS Centre(If applicable)

Qualification Award

International English Language Testing System Test Report Form (Test Results) issued by International English Language Testing System (UK)

Graduation Requirements

Completion of the course

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:30
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.