Study & Work

Our Study & Work programmes are perfect for students outside of Europe who are seeking to study in Ireland on a long-term basis. Both our Morning 20-hour programme and Afternoon 15-hour programme allow students to remain in Ireland for 8 months in total; 25 weeks for study and 8 weeks to use as holidays. All students on our Study & Work programmes also have permission to work part-time – 20 hours per week, during their studies.


Discover why over 65,000 students have chosen Cork English College

Range of Available Courses
We offer a wide range of courses to our adult and junior students as well as teacher training courses and courses for corporations.
Excellent Customer Service
Our dedicated team at CEC are always available to help you before and during your time with us so you can have a memorable experience with us.
Over 40 Years Experience
Our extensive experience in teaching English has allowed us to build up lasting relationships with our students, host families and our network of agents.
High Quality Accommodation
We offer a variety of accommodation options to ensure you have the option that is right for you.
Fully Accredited
CEC have a wide range of accreditations and we guarantee to provide English language courses of the highest standard. We are also an authorised testing centre for International examinations including IELTS, Cambridge and more.
Award-Winning College
CEC have been named “Best Language School” at the Education Awards for the last 3 years.



“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!

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