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The A1 Life Skills Prep Class

This page oulines our Prep Class that prepares you to take the new IELTS Life Skills test for a UK Settlement Visa. To learn more about this new test, go to this page. 


The A1 Experts

Working with elementary students is a special skill. While many can teach the intermediate and advance levels of English, having the know-how and patience to teach those who are just starting to understand English’s basic fundamentals requires a different kind of expertise. 

Vantage has trained hundreds of Settlement Visa candidates who have who have successfully passed the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI) requirements for an A1 level in speaking and in listening.


What is the A1 Level?

The A1 is the beginning level in the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). The CEFR has become the industry standard in measuring language proficiency. You can learn more by watching the very short Cambridge-produced video, Understanding the CEFR(You can watch it in Thai on this page.)


What is IELTS?

IELTS is a group corporation consisting of the British Council, IDP Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.  

The British Council and IDP run the tests worldwide (and here in Thailand). Cambridge English's role is in the test creation.  

The new IELTS Life Skills exam has been developed by Cambridge English exclusively for UK Settlement Visa applicants.


A Complete Confidence Booster

Our A1 Life Skills Prep Class is designed around the actual IELTS Life Skills test. 

In our one-day, bilingual class, Cambridge-certified trainers will go over the structure for each part of the exam. It focuses solely on the language needed in order for you to answer all questions clearly and confidently.  

You will also get lots of “supervised practice” on IELTS Life Skills practice materials and demo tests. 

You will also do two full simulated practice tests to test your speaking and listening skills. 

With Vantage’s A1 Life Skills Prep Class, you will gain the confidence you need on how to approach and successfully complete this test.


Life Skills eLearning

An important part of A1 Life Skills Prep Class is Vantage's own online eLearning system where you can gain further valuable practice on your English listening and speaking A1 level skills. Anytime and anywhere you have internet access. 

Each student will have their own Username and a Password to access our proprietary system. 

All the interactive exercises, multi-media content and "test yourself" quizzes in Life Skills eLearning have been designed by our class instructors to give you as much practice as possible - right up until your Life Skills test date.


The Vantage Guarantee

We are so confident that, after taking the A1 Life Skills Prep Class that you'll will successfuly past the IELTS Life Skills test, that will guarantee the results.

If you don't pass, you can take our Prep Class again completely free-of-charge.


Course Fees & Schedule 

Vantage's A1 IELTS Life Skills is a full one-day Prep Class. You will also receive access to our Life Skills eLearning so you can continue to practice after your course is completed. 

The course fee is THB 3,995.


We run prep courses throughout the year, often twice a month. 


Our course schedule, all IELTS Life Skills Tests dates in Thailand as well as links to make your test booking can be done on our Course Schedule page.


Want to Get Started? 

It's easy to book your seat in A1 Life Skills Prep ClassSimply call to 02-511-3516 or email us at



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