We recommend that you take the UKVI-approved IELTS (Academic) at the British Council or IDP in Bangkok. A UKVI-approved IELTS is required (1) if you need to take Pre-sessional English** as a substitute for re-taking IELTS to meet the degree entry requirement or (2) for Foundation Year entry requirement. However, if you take the non-UKVI-approved IELTS, you can use this for direct degree level entry and it MAY be possible to use for a combined offer for 5,6 or 10-week Pre-sessional English, plus degree - please note that degree level entry using a non-UKVI approved IELTS needs to be verified in the form of an unconditional offer from the University!!
**If your non-UKVI approved IELTS meets the degree entry requirement, you can still take Pre-sessional English if you wish - please check with the University first!!