All doctors who practise medicine in the UK must have the necessary knowledge of English to communicate effectively so they do not put the safety of their patients at risk. Communicating includes speaking, reading, writing and listening.
The General Medical Council requires a pass in the academic/UKVI International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with scores below:
At least 7.0 in each testing area (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and an overall score of 7.5.
that you got these scores in the same test.
It can be the Academic/UKVI version of IELTS, though we strongly advise one attempts the UKVI. This would avoid having to repeat the exam for visa applications, as the UKBA(UK Border Agency) recognises the UKVI IELTS only.
*IELTS certificates are valid for two years.
*It must be valid on the day you sit PLAB part 1.
*When applying for registration with a licence to practise it must be valid when we approve your application.
The Guidance being offered by ACEPLAB is set out to help you achieve the desired marks on your first sitting. The IELTS module is taught by experienced UK based IELTS tutors.
The IELTS course focuses on ALL of the four skill components of the IELTS test (Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking).
The tutors will offer live VIDEO-LINK classes accessible only through our website, exercises for each module which you will complete and submit to your TUTOR for feedback via the website. Test samples and quizzes will be offered to give you a greater understanding of the test format and help you achieve your best IELTS score during your first attempt.
IELTS preparation books and study guides will be available via your IELTS portal for the duration of your subscription.