Terms & Conditions

All bookings must be confirmed in writing, and accompanied by a deposit of €200, completed booking form and two passport photographs.

The full amount of the balance payable for every group and individual booking must reach Cork English College Ltd. 28 days before the arrival. Cork English College Ltd. reserve the right to impose a levy of 2% after 28 days and for each 28 days or part of thereafter.

Cork English College Ltd. reserves the right to change the course without notice or change the dates, prices and conditions on all published material.

All prices given in our manual are gross and based on tariffs, rates and taxes currently in force. We reserve the right to make any necessary adjustments to these prices arising from any price variation whatsoever, any change in exchange rates to the €, Euro arising after 1st January 2024, any increase or seasonal supplements, at any time, until the service is rendered.

Payment may be made by Bank Draft in €, Euro to the college address or by Credit Transfer in €, Euro directly to our bank:

Account Name:Cork English College Limited
Account Number:  81959925
IBAN Number:IE92 BOFI 9027 9281 9599 25
Bank Code:90-27-92
Swift / BIC:BOFI IE 2D
Bank Name:Bank of Ireland
Bank Address:Bridge Street, Cork, Ireland

Please note that all bank charges must be covered and a charge of 2% must be added to all credit card payments.

Bookings may be cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to commencement of the course without penalty (other than non-refundable deposit). For cancellations received between 7 and 14 days before commencement of the course, 60% of the full amount will be refunded. For cancellations received between 1 and 7 days before commencement of the course, 30% of the full amount will be refunded. There is no refund for any cancellation once the course has commenced. This includes late arrival, early departures or missing days during the course. Bookings are not transferable, i.e. they are specific to dates, courses and applicant.

Students who temporarily leave their host family accommodation for one week or more during the course are charged a EURO 75 per week retainer fee. At least two week’s notice is to be given.

Cork English College Ltd. does not assume any liability for loss, delay or accident of any kind whatsoever which might occur due to fault or negligence of any company, hotel proprietor or any other persons engaged in carrying out the arrangements. We act as agents only for the transportation companies hotels and other principals and do not accept responsibility or liability for any variations in arrangements ordered. All contracts are subject to Irish law.

All operators working with Cork English College Ltd. will be deemed to have agreed to these conditions without variations once they have booked services and submitted the deposit.


All students should take out full insurance cover prior to coming to Ireland and EU nationals should bring medical form EHIC with them.


Visas are not required of EU nationals. If you are coming from a non-EU country, you should apply to your nearest Irish Embassy for your student / visitor visa. We will send you a letter of acceptance for your course that you may submit to the Irish Embassy along with the relevant documentation. View visa info

Airport Transfers

There is no charge for transfers to and from Cork Airport for students staying in host family accommodation. If a transfer is required for other accommodation types, there is a charge of €60 per transfer.

Refund Policy

Course Fees are outlined on the Fee Schedule. The Deposit for each course is €200. Course Fees must be paid in full 30 days before the commencement date of the course. Except where stated, all Course Fees are non-refundable. No refund will be made to students who fail to attend classes or do not finish the course.

Please note that Cork English College reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any course at any time. Cork English College also reserves the right to re-schedule the start dates of all courses and if necessary to vary the content. Except where expressly stated, all fees are non-refundable. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on the web-site, it may be subject to later alteration or amendment in the light of policy changes, course updates or other constraints.

Examination fees are detailed on the schedule and are payable on or before the starting date of the course. Online examinations are payable one week in advance of taking these exams by booking through the college. Our Online Test Centre is situated at Saint Patrick’s Bridge, Cork. All examination fees are non-refundable and are subject to change in accordance with the validating body’s regulations.

General Conditions

  • CEC does not accept responsibility for costs incurred due to flightdelays, (i.e. accommodation etc.)
  • CEC does not take responsibility for any loss or theft of belongings.
  • Students are expected to have appropriate medical and baggageinsurance.
  • There is no refund of fees for days missed during the course, or forlate arrival or early departure, or for public holidays.
  • There is a fee of €15 on all non EU payments made by bank transfer.
  • CEC reserves the right to cancel all arrangements and bookings without prior notice if our payment conditions are not met.
    All operators working with CEC will be deemed to have agreed to these conditions without variation once they have made a booking.

Social Media
CEC reserves the right to expel any student found abusing or insulting any other CEC student, staff member, homestay accommodation, or the school on any form of social media.

Legal Notice
CEC reserve the right to alter and amend information contained in thishandbook without notice. We reserve the right not to accept applications.