Cambridge English Preparation Course

Equinox offer Cambridge English Preparation courses as well as Academic English support twice a year during the academic year program. This program is ideal for all students interested in preparing for Cambridge First or Advanced and is particularly ideal for those that are unable to travel to Carlow. Courses are held both Face to Face (Carlow area only) and remotely for all other students.

About Cambridge English

Cambridge English Qualifications are in-depth exams that make learning English enjoyable, effective and rewarding and are a mark of excellence, accepted and trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide. Equinox’s Cambridge English Preparation courses (both on-line and physical) are designed to assist students wishing to achieve a higher level of English language learning and accredited assessment through the competencies of reading, use of English, writing, listening and speaking.

The course draws on the experience of Equinox’s founder, Noel Doyle and teacher Patrick Brennen, who between them have over 35 years teaching English experience to a Director of Studies level. Students attending either 12-week programme, will either take their exam in Carlow or at the closest authorised Cambridge English test centre in Ireland. Students that pass their exam will be awarded a Cambridge English First (CEF) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) certificate, depending on their level.


This programme consists of twelve classes of 2 hours weekly from September

Age Group: Age 13 +
Class Size: Face to Face classes 15 (max) Online classes 10 (max)
Course Duration: 12-week Programme
Lessons Per week: 2 Hours weekly

Equinox also arranges to give students a FULL Mock exam as well as arranging for students to take the official exam with our partners in Ireland.

The Cambridge English Preparation course begins in September. Prices on application to or or +353879975625

How Do I Apply?

Please download and submit and application form HERE or you can Call us at 059 9179340 or WhatsApp message us at 087 9975625. 

Alternatively, you can email / to secure your booking or should you have any questions.

Equinox very much look forward to helping local students on the next stage of their language journey.

Download Our Brochure For Online Programmes Here

Our Award Winning Approach

At Equinox Education Services we select the most suitable programs that are located in great places, offering you lots of things to see and plenty of things to do. All of our programs are tailor-made to enrich your journey towards learning culture and learning your language ability, while at the same time broadening your horizons and opening your mind and gaining fluency. You will get to do this with people who enjoy and appreciate the experience as much as you do.

Meet The Team

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make new friends and have a trip of a lifetime? Would you like to explore new cultures, learn new languages and experience life through a different point of view?

We pride ourselves in finding the right programs for you, whether it is learning Japanese and Calligraphy in Kyoto, to going to High school in the Hawaii. Equinox Education Services is here for YOU!

Our school has always wanted to study in beautiful Ireland. I contacted Equinox and told them a little about our school and our plan. Equinox arranged a great program for our school in association with a local Irish school. We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Athy College and stayed with local host families. It was an amazing program and we loved Ireland and the Irish people. Thank you, Equinox. We look forward to returning again next year.

Teacher from Japan

“It is a pleasure to recognise Equinox Education Services Ireland as an organisation of excellent repute. In our dealings with Equinox Education Services, over many years, we have always found them to be extremely professional, an organisation who provide consistent high-quality service/support to their students. We look forward to a long friendly and mutually beneficial relationship with them and wish them every success in the future.”
Clare Ryan

Former Principal, St. Leo’s College, Carlow

“We at Midleton College have been working with Noel Doyle and Equinox Education Services for a number of years. It was been an extremely successful partnership. It is a pleasure to work with Noel and the staff, who are incredibly supportive and are always on hand to help us ensure their students have a wonderful educational experience.”
Nicola Nagle

Administration Department, Midleton College, Cork

“St. Brigid’s College has worked with Mr. Noel Doyle of Equinox Education Services for more than 5 years. We have hosted many students from Europe and Japan for varying periods of time up to and including one year. Our experience is of a most professional and efficient service. Noel Doyle is highly organised, extremely flexible and attentive to the needs of the students, their host families and the school community. There is excellent communication from Noel and his team – nothing is a problem for them. They provide a marvellous service to their clients and I am very happy, on behalf of St. Brigid’s College, Callan to recommend the company.”
Mary O’Keeffe

Former Principal, St. Brigid’s College, Kilkenny

“Kilkenny College has enjoyed a long and fruitful association with Equinox Education Services Limited. We have found them to be a good company to deal with. They are exceptionally well organised and very good at what they do. Mr. Doyle leads and manages the company in a most professional way and I am very happy to recommend Equinox Education Services to new customers and clients.”
Peter Dukelow

Former Administrator, Kilkenny College, Kilkenny

“Rockwell College has partnered with Equinox for a number of years. We have found Noel and his staff to be highly professional, fully supportive of the pupils in their care and very responsive to any issues that might arise. We have regularly accommodated boys and girls via Equinox and we look forward to continuing the partnership into the future.”
Audrey O’Byrne

Principal, Rockwell College, Tipperary

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