Cambridge Exam Preparation Course (Standard)

  • 20 Hours per week
  • Practice Exam Sessions every 2 weeks
  • Certificate at end of Course

Cambridge Exam Preparation Course (Standard)

  • 20 Hours per week
  • Practice Exam Sessions every 2 weeks
  • Certificate at end of Course

Our Cambridge Exam Preparation Course is for students who wish to prepare and pass the internationally recognised Cambridge Exam. A student’s CEC Experience begins before they travel to Cork with our online English level test. Our preparation courses help you to improve your overall English language ability while also developing the skills and techniques needed to pass the exam.

Our courses prepare you for all the components of the examinations: reading, writing, use of English, listening and speaking, include regular timed examination practice with feedback from our trainers, and access to Cork English College’s E-Learning platform for further examination practice.

Enjoy your English language learning journey with Cork English College.

The Cambridge Exam Preparation Course is for people who wish to:

  • Prepare and take the Cambridge Exam
  • Learn from experienced Cambridge teachers
  • Gain experience and insights into the exam
  • Perfect their test taking techniques
  • Improve their career and education prospects

Studying for the Cambridge Exam Preparation course with Cork English College offers students the opportunity to study English while making friends and experiencing the rich cultural heritage Cork has to offer.

Our Cambridge Exam Preparation programme focuses on helping you develop your test taking techniques and overall English language skills through a variety of useful and engaging materials and activities. Every week will include:

  • Grammar and vocabulary points based on your needs and goals.
  • A focus on speaking, classes designed to maximise your speaking time
  • Targeted test taking techniques
  • Engaging listening and reading activities from a range of Cambridge sources
  • Dedicated homework to support your exam preparation
  • Daily detailed error correction from your teacher for continuous improvement
  • End of week feedback to give you general guidance, direction & confidence on your Cambridge preparation journey

We offer a range of different accommodation options for your stay in Cork. Choose an authentic Irish experience with one of our host families or more independent living in one of our residential student apartments. Our team ensures all accommodation options are safe, secure and of the highest standards.


With an English Course in CEC, you get:

Experienced Teachers
Multinational Classes
Clear Course Objectives
Regular Feedback & Progress Tests
An Integrated E-Learning platform
Weekly social & cultural activities


At the end of your English course, you can expect to:

Speak more confidently
Use English more effectively for work or travel
Communicate more accurately and clearly
Have developed your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
Have learnt more about Irish life & culture
Make memories and friends to last you a lifetime


What type of activities can I look forward to?

We endeavour to cater for most tastes when it comes to activities, so we provide a wide choice, ranging from cultural visits to historic places of interest, to sports and lively night out. We want to make sure that you enjoy yourselves while you’re studying. Further to that, we can organise weekends away and arrange car hire if necessary.

How will I get to the school?

All of our accommodation is either within easy walking distance of the school or within easy reach by public transport.

Where is the school located?

The school is located right in the heart of Cork, on the banks of the river Lee, but we’ll keep you too busy to admire the view! It is also within close walking distance of Cork’s main bus terminus and railway station.

Who else will be studying there?

We have students from all over the world studying with us, which adds greatly to the friendly atmosphere.

Can I change my accommodation if I don’t like it?

Yes, our aim is to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your stay in Cork. It’s very rare for students to dislike their accommodation.

What type of accommodation can I expect?

What type of accommodation would you like? We have a full range of options from living with a host family to self-catering apartments and hotels.

Will I be able to use the internet and email?

Yes, the internet and email are available every afternoon to all students.

Will I get a certificate at the end of my course?

Yes, we’re a fully accredited and recognised school. You’ll receive official recognition of your achievement.


MONDAY / Cork City Tour
TUESDAY / Grammar Clinic
WEDNESDAY / Traditional Irish Music Night
THURSDAY / Shandon Bells
FRIDAY / Fota Wildlife Park


Discover why you should choose the award winning fully accredited CEC.


  • Start Dates:
    October 3rd – December 7th 2022
  • Available Levels:
  • Age Group:
  • Hours per week:
    2 or 4 Hours (1 lesson = 60 mins)
  • Students per class:
    Average 6–8 students per class (Max 12)


  • Registration Fee:
  • Course Material:
  • Prices:
    From €230 (10 weeks)



“With the assistance of the CEC community – its compassionate teachers, activity leaders, administrative personnel as well as my inspiring classmates – I managed to raise my proficiency of English from a B2 to a solid C1. Above all, I always had a good time.”

Carla Proserpio

I will always keep a nice memory of the month spent in Cork, and this thanks to CEC, which in addition to letting me deepen my English, made me discover breathtaking places and meet unforgettable people.

Tatiane Passos
Costa Rica

Well, I’ll never forget my time at CEC, after all, it was a year and a half very well spent. I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to build my English here. Grrreat teachers, welcoming people and an incredible city/culture. Thank you very much CEC team for all support and keep up the brilliant work!