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Non EEA Student Information

Your Course

Admissions Criteria

Students must be 18 years or older

Start date

Course start every Monday:  if a Public holiday falls on a Monday, courses will start on the Tuesday.  Please see Below for Public Holidays in 2017:

  • March 17th (for St Patrick’s Day)
  • April 17th (Easter Monday)
  • May 1st (May Day)
  • June 5th
  • August 7th
  • October 30th   

Choosing an end of course exam

Non EU students following a course of study of 25 weeks in Ireland must take a recognised exit exam on completion of their course. Students need to decide on this exam before they register with immigration.

The Academic Department will give every help and advice in choosing the most appropriate exit exam. This decision is based on the student’s entry level, predicted progress and also the date when you are finishing your course. Some exams are only available at certain times of the year.

INIS

Entry Level

CEC

Entry Level

 

Exit Level

Title of Award/

End of Programme exam

 

A1

A1

A2

TIE

 

 

A2

 

A2

 

B1

 

TIE

 

A2+

 

B1+

 

Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

 

 

B1

B1

 

B2

 

TIE

 

B1+

 

B2+

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

 

B1+

5.0 IELTS

IELTS

 

 

B2

B2

 

C1

 

TIE

 

B2+

 

C1+

 

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

 

B2+

6.5 IELTS

IELTS

 

 

C1

C1

 

 

TIE

 

C1+

 

C2

 

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

 

C1+

8.0 IELTS

IELTS


For information on the different exams, please visit the links below. Alternatively, send an email to[email protected]. We are happy to answer any questions.

Cork English College is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching (ELT).  http://www.acels.ie/. For further information about our accreditation please visit http://www.corkenglishcollege.ie/About-CEC/Accreditations

Entry Levels

The following are the entry levels required and the relevant end of course exam

Name of Course

End of Course Exam

Examining / Awarding Body

Title of English Language Services Recognition Authority

Hrs per week

Number of Weeks

Entry Level

Exit Level

General English 20 +Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

CELA

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

20

25

A2

B1

General English 20 +Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

CELA

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

20

25

B1

B2

General English 20 +Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

CELA

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

20

25

B2

C1

General English 20 + Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

CELA

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

20

25

C1

C2

General English 20 +IELTS  5.5

IELTS

British Council/CELA/IDP

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

20

25

B1

B2 IELTS

5.5

General English 20 +IELTS  6.5

IELTS

British Council/CELA/IDP

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

20

25

B2

C1 IELTS 6.5

General English 20 +IELTS  8.0

IELTS

British Council/CELA/IDP

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

20

25

C1

C2 IELTS 8.0

EAP - Pre Masters Programme

IELTS

British Council/CELA/IDP

http://www.ielts.org/

ACELS

http://www.acels.ie/

 

24

32

IELTS 5.5

IELTS 6.5

Timetable: 20 hours per week

Entry Level

It is important that you choose a course and exam which is suitable for your level if English.  If you are unsure of your level, we are happy to provide a placement test and advise you on which course you should take and which exam you should aim for.  

Students on a 25 week programme attend general English classes before moving into an exam preparation course. The end of course exam is mandatory.

End of programme exam entry and recording of results

All non- EEA students on a long term study programme must take an exam on completion of their course. A letter of agreement is issued to students at the beginning of their course stating that Cork English College will enter the student for the appropriate end of programme exams and that the exams are mandatory. The student must sign the agreement stating that they understand this and agree to sit the exam. This document is available for inspection in respect of each student.

CEC is an IELTS and Cambridge examinations centre and registers students for these exams onsite. The Director of Studies, Triona McCarthy,  [email protected] is responsible for providing all registration information to students and for ensuring registration for the relevant exam.

A record of grades received in the exams is sent to both the student and the school. This record is available on request to students, INIS and relevant internal personnel and the relevant data protection permissions are agreed with students accordingly.

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Our friendly team are available on e-mail, telephone and Skype, and you can call in to meet us at our offices on St Patrick’s Bridge in the heart of Cork city centre. We answer all queries and bookings within 24 hours. We are here to help you and we operate a round the clock service to clients in case of emergency. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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