Courses to help pass your Academic IELTS
For many international doctors and other medical (and even non-medical) professionals, wanting to work in the UK, achieving the required Academic IELTS score of 7.5 is the hardest part.
Re-taking the test many times is not only expensive, but also frustrating and demoralising.
Our bespoke 1:1 course offers coaching to anyone, anywhere in the world via Skype or WeChat, plus email training, which includes setting and marking of self study / homework. Currently, the 4-week course (A4) is our most popular ReMEDI Rx course.
Our course trainers work with ReMEDI Rx clients, at the times to suit them and courses can be taken over 4, 6, 10 or 12 weeks, dependent on whether the doctor has an IELTS level of 6.5 and greater, or 6.0 and less.
The course length also takes account of the amount of time each doctor will be able to spend on self-study,
Clients are expected to undertake 10 hours of self-study per week during the course and this will be marked and discussed (over email communication and weekly Skype/WeChat sessions) with two (or more) senior personal training consultants, specifically allocated to each client.
We can also offer a 2-week emergency course (A2(E)), where 4 weeks of training and self-study take place over 2 weeks. We don’t recommend this but it is useful when time is very short. (Please note the client has to be able to undertake 40 hours of self-study over the 2 weeks).
Summary of courses available with hours of trainer input below;
|Course code||Level of IELTS||COURSE +/- STUDY DAY||Length of course (weeks)||Number of Skypes / We Chats||Hours of self-study from client per week||Total hours of self-study from client =||Training hours allocated by trainers (1:1)|
|A2(E)||7.0+||ReMEDI Rx 2 WEEK COURSE (Contains all elements of 4-week course over 2 weeks)||4||4||20||40||6|
|A||6.5+||ReMEDI Rx 4 WEEK COURSE||4||4||10||40||6|
|B||6.0-||ReMEDI Rx 6 WEEK COURSE||6||6||10||60||8|
|C||5.5-||ReMEDI Rx 10 WEEK COURSE||10||10||10||100||12|
|D||5.0-||ReMEDI Rx 12 WEEK COURSE||12||12||10||120||14|
What requirements, (such as level of English), do I need
to attend the ReMEDI Rx course?
BNF: Familiarity with the British National Formulary (BNF), doctors and other HCPs will need to provide their own copy for use during the course. (N.B. These are easily purchased from Amazon, copy is revised every March and September, make sure you buy the most recent edition).
LEVEL of ENGLISH: A reasonable level of English fluency is required and potential delegates should read the IELTS grades list below and ensure they already operate at a (preferred) “Competent User” level (grade six), or, (as an absolute minimum), “Modest User” (grade five), before enrolling on the ReMEDI Rx Clinical English Training and Communications Course.
9 Expert User – Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
8 Very Good User – Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7 Good User – Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
6 Competent User (basic level of English preferred to enrol on ReMEDI-Rx course) – Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
5 Modest User (MINIMUM level of English preferred to enrol on ReMEDI-Rx course) – Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4 Limited User – Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
3 Extremely Limited User – Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
2 Intermittent User – No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
1 Non User – Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.
0 Did not attempt the test – No assessable information provided.
Remember, good English and clear communication can be your passport to obtaining and retaining a better clinical job in the UK, or it can help you through the important communications component of your higher exams.
We are here to help you and the process is very straightforward.