IELTS Examination

International English Language Testing System

International English Language Testing System

University College Cork Language Centre are experts in preparing students for the IELTS Exam.

UCC Language Centre was the first in Cork to offer the IELTS Exam.

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.


If you are interested in taking an IELTS exam preparation course:


The Language Centre University College Cork offers excellent in-class preparation for the IELTS Examination.

All of our teaching staff are highly qualified English as a Foreign Language teachers and the Centre has, for the past 19 years, been very successful in preparing students for the IELTS exam. 

The Centre keeps up to date with developments with the IELTS exam and our focus is to get you, the test-taker, to reach your potential when it comes to improving your English language skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, while also developing the skills and techniques you require to help you achieve the results you need in IELTS.

Many of our teaching staff have attended IELTS Teacher Training Workshops run by British Council, one of the Partners involved in the IELTS exam, while we also have a number of qualified IELTS Examiners on staff.

Arrangements are in place at this Centre for our students to have access to real practice exams which are returned to the UK and corrected by IELTS staff to IELTS standards.



How To Apply

How To Apply

To apply for one of our full or part-time English language programmes, to help you prepare for the IELTS Exam, please go to


Students can join one of our year-round full-time programmes any Monday, space permitting.  Part-time IELTS Preparation courses are designed to be taken in full but late applications may be accepted.  Early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

Please contact or +353 21 4902043/4902898/4902641 to register or to enquire about one of our IELTS Preparation courses.

Modules - Academic and General Training

There are two modules to choose from - Academic and General Training

  • IELTS Academic is for test makers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration
  • IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (example, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level. 

You are tested on all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking, unless you have an exemption due to a disability (see section on special requirements).

Everyone takes the same Listening and Speaking tests.  There are different Reading and Writing tests for IELTS Academic and General Training. 

Please go to or for details of upcoming exam dates at centres in Ireland or abroad.

Refund or Transfer Policy

Refund or Transfer Policy

Prior to applying for one of our English Language courses, we would recommend that you read the Application Process notes at, and our Course Terms and Conditions, which can be found at


To book your IELTS test please visit


The test that opens doors around the world

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the Language of communication. 

IELTS is recognized and accepted by over 9,000 organizations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

Over 2.5 million IELTS tests were taken in the last year.

IELTS has been developed by some of the world's leading experts in language assessment and is supported by an extensive programmer of research, validation and test development. 

Partner Statement

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment

SUMMER SCHOOL IELTS Preparation Course + Social Programme

(Summer School Option E)

This course is designed for students who intend to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6 to 7.  It provides preparation for the four papers of the Academic version of the IELTS examination: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.  Focus is placed on understanding what is tested in each part of the examination and how to develop successful techniques. Individual feedback on written and spoken performance is provided.

  • 20 hours of tuition per week & Social Programme
  • Course Dates: 24 June - 30 Aug 2019: 4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks (Minimum 4 weeks)
  • Course Price: 
    • 4 weeks: €1,050
    • 6 weeks: €1,505
    • 8 weeks: €1,930
    • 10 weeks: €2,330

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