IELTS and Cambridge Test Centre


Our school is one of the largest open test/exam centres in Scotland, offering IELTS tests in addition to Cambridge Assessment English exams in Edinburgh. It is known as the Basil Paterson College Test Centre.

  • 3000 candidates per year
  • All major rail/bus stations are just a 15-minute walk away from our central Edinburgh venue.
  • IELTS tests almost every Saturday 
  • A2 Key, B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency exams throughout the year
  • Experienced and helpful staff


Book an IELTS exam

You must apply online for the correct test so check with your university or embassy which IELTS test is needed for your application.

You can check current availability and apply at:


Book a Cambridge Assessment exam

Find the date of your chosen exam and contact us directly to book your place.