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Exam Preparation Courses

We are one of the leading providers in Exam Preparation Courses for the following Cambridge Exams:

  • FCE / First Certificate Exam
  • CAE / Cambridge Advanced Exam
  • CPE / Cambridge Proficiency Exam
  • BEC / Cambridge Business English Certificate

We also offer excellent Exam Preparation Courses for the IELTS Exams (International English Language Testing System).

We are an official Cambridge and TOEIC Exam Centre.  As a result, the FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC and TOEIC exams can be taken at our school, at the end of the preparation courses, or can be booked independently on separate dates.

Our Exam Preparation Courses feature regular tutorials and oral & written practice, using past exam papers.  Please note that all students who wish to take an Exam Preparation Course must pass an entrance test beforehand, to ensure they are taking the exam best suited to their level.

We recommend that students register for their exam a minimum of 5 weeks in advance.  Speaking exams will be scheduled before the end of the course.  Students will be notified of the specific time and date of their speaking exam, approximately 2 weeks beforehand.

 Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses 

First Certificate Exam Course (FCE)

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Cambridge Advanced Exam Course (CAE) 

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Cambridge Proficiency Exam Course (CPE)

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Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC)

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  • Tuition: 20 hours of group lessons per week.  Each lesson is 60 minutes.
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 13:30.
  • Class size: Maximum 14, average 10
  • Minimum course length: 4 weeks
  • Maximum course length: 12 weeks
  • Age: 16+
  • Levels: Minimum of Upper-Intermediate (B2.1). Entrance test required at time of booking.
  • Tuition: 20 hours of group lessons per week.  Each lesson is 60 minutes.
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 13:30.
  • Class size: Maximum 14, average 10
  • Minimum course length: 4 weeks
  • Maximum course length: 12 weeks 
  • Age: 16+
  • Levels: Minimum of Pre-Advanced (B2.2).  Entrance test required at time of booking.
  • Tuition: 20 hours of group lessons per week.  Each lesson is 60 minutes.
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 13:30.
  • Class size: Maximum 14, average 10
  • Minimum / maximum course length: 9 weeks
  • Age: 16+
  • Levels: Minimum of Advanced (C1).  Entrance test required at time of booking.
  • Tuition: 20 hours of group lessons per week.  Each lesson is 60 minutes.
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 13:30.
  • Class size: Maximum 14, average 10
  • Minimum / maximum course length: 4 weeks
  • Age: 16+
  • Levels: Vantage Course = Minimum of Upper Intermediate (B2.1).  Higher Course = Minimum of Advanced (C1).  Entrance test required at time of booking.

 

2019 Dates and Prices

Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE)

Course Dates

Duration

Price

Exam Dates

7th January - 15th March

10 weeks 

€2340

14th & 15th March

18th March - 7th June

12 weeks

€2760

7th & 8th June

1st - 25th July

4 weeks

€980

25th & 26th July

1st July - 23rd August

8 weeks

€1980

22nd & 23rd August

29th July - 23rd August

4 weeks

€980

22nd & 23rd August

23rd September - 13th December

12 weeks

€2760

13th & 14th December

Exam Fee €170

 

  Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE)

Course Dates

Duration

Price

Exam Dates

14th January - 22nd March

10 weeks 

€2340

22nd & 23rd March

25th March - 14th June

12 weeks

€2760

12th & 14th June

1st - 26th July

4 weeks

€980

24th & 26th July

1st July - 23rd August

8 weeks

€1980

22nd & 23rd August

23rd September - 13th December

12 weeks

€1980

13th & 14th December

Exam Fee €180

 

Cambridge Proficiency Exam Preparation (CPE)

Course Dates

Duration

Price

Exam Date

7th October - 6th December

9 weeks 

€2120

5th & 6th December

Exam Fee €190

 

Business English Certificate (BEC) - Vantage (B2) Level
 Course Dates  Duration  Price Exam Date
 18th February - 15th March  4 weeks   €980 15th March
 19th August - 13th September 13th September
Exam Fee €155  

 

Business English Certificate (BEC) - Higher (C1) Level
 Course Dates  Duration  Price Exam Date
29th April - 24th May  4 weeks   €980 25th May
21st October - 15th November 16th November
Exam Fee €170  

 

Full Time IELTS Course

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  • Tuition: 20 hours of group lessons per week.  Each lesson is 60 minutes.
  • Timetable: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 13:30.
  • Class size: Maximum 14, average 10
  • Minimum course length: 4 weeks
  • Maximum course length: None, students can study with us for as long as they like!  
  • Starts: Every Monday, all year round (with the exception of public holidays.)
  • Age: 16+
  • Levels: Minimum of Upper-Intermediate (B2.1).  Entrance test required at time of book.
  • The IELTS exam dates can be found on the IELTS Dublin website.  Students must book their own IELTS exam and can do so on the IELTS Dublin website. 

2019 Prices 

4 - 11 weeks 12 - 23 weeks 24+ weeks
€245 / week €230 / week €190 / week

Combined General English and IELTS Course

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  • Tuition: 25 hours of group lessons per week.  Each lesson is 60 minutes.
  • Timetable: General English group lessons take place on Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 11:00 & 11:30 - 13:30.  IELTS group lessons take place on Monday to Thursday, 14:30 - 15:45.
  • Class size: Maximum 14, average 10
  • Minimum / maximum course length: 4 weeks
  • Starts: First Monday of each month all year round, with the exception of public holidays.  In this case, the course will start on the first Tuesday.
  • Age: 16+
  • Levels: Minimum of Upper-Intermediate (B2.1).  Entrance test required at time of book.
  • The IELTS exam dates can be found on the IELTS Dublin website.  Students must book their own IELTS exam and can do so on the IELTS Dublin website. 

2019 Prices 

4 weeks = €1235 

 

 

 

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