English Language – Education Ireland MY

English Language

In the case of all applications, either through the CAO or directly to the college, evidence must be provided of competence in the English language. The list below indicates the minimum standards in English language which should be met. In certain circumstances, results in examinations other than those outlined below may be accepted as proof of competence. However, the results obtained in such other examinations must indicate competency to one of the standards outlined below:



Level Required

Irish Leaving Certificate in English Ordinary level grade D
GCSE English Language Grade C
GCE O-Level English Language Grade C
University of Cambridge Pass in Use of English Examination
TOEFL 220(computer based test) 550 (paper based test)
IELTS Composite score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component
Cambridge Proficiency Grade C
Cambridge Advanced Grade A
ARELS oral examinations Pass
ETAPP Grade C1
PTE Academic minimum score of 36