In Cork English College, we consider ourselves to be the international exam experts! We are the only registered test & preparation provider of both the IELTS and OET exams in Munster. We also run regular Cambridge, TOEIC & TIE exams along with preparation courses for each throughout the year. You can find the current timetables for this year’s exams at the links below


We are the official IELTS test centre for Munster, the south of Ireland. In CEC you can choose to take either the Paper Based or Computer Delivered IELTS exam, twice a month.

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 25 years ago and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.

IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2.5 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid, and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration, and professional accreditation.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 1,100 test centres and locations in over 140 countries.

Cork English College is an official test & preparation centre for the Cambridge PET, FCE & CAE Exams. Cambridge English Qualifications are in-depth exams that make learning English enjoyable, effective and rewarding.

Our qualifications are based on research into effective teaching and learning. They motivate people of all ages and abilities to learn English and develop practical skills for the real world. Each exam focuses on a level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), helping learners to improve their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills step by step.

Whatever your goals or ambitions, Cambridge English Qualifications are a mark of excellence, accepted and trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide.

Learn more about the Cambridge exams here, download a registration form here and email it to info@corkenglishcollege.ie

Cork English College is an official authorised centre for the OET Exam. The OET exam is for healthcare professionals and has been developed specifically for the following healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.

The Occupational English Test is based on typical workplace scenarios in your profession. Learn more about the health boards and councils in Ireland who accept OET here.

Cork English College run the TOEIC exam on a monthly basis, the exam is open to both individual candidates and groups.

The TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Listening and Reading Test is one of the world’s most widely used test of workplace English. Recognised and trusted by many of the largest and most prestigious companies in Asia (China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand), Europe (France), and South America (Chile), the TOEIC Listening, and Reading Test can open test-takers to greater career opportunities and improved competitiveness in today’s global working environment.

The TOEIC is one of the English-language exams offered by ETS Global, a non-profit organisation operating in over 60 countries worldwide. The TOEIC Listening and Reading Test tests candidates’ proficiency in reading and listening comprehension in common life and work situations.

TIE (Test of Interactive English) is a multi-level exam based on three real-life tasks: reading a book, following a news story, and researching and preparing a presentation on a topic of the student’s choice. These tasks must be completed in advance before the exam day in order to be eligible to take it. The emphasis on pre-exam tasks allows even lower-level students to fully prepare and show their English skills at their best on the exam day.

The exam itself consists of a writing and a speaking test. The nature of the exam tasks make TIE a very realistic test of your English skills. It has a writing and a speaking test based on a book, news story and research presentation. There is no ‘grammar’ paper. Listening is tested solely through the student’s ability to communicate during the speaking test.

After completion of the exam students are issued with an exam certificate. The certificate gives their assessed level according to the Common European Framework of language ability (A1-C2)

To learn more about the exam or to book a TIE exam in Cork English College, please email exams@corkenglishcollege.ie


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