ESOL (English Language) For Nurses & Healthcare Professionals

Free Intensive Intermediate English Language Course for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

A unique opportunity for qualified Healthcare workers (Nurses) who are availing of International Protection (from a refugee background who have permission to work in Ireland), who have trained outside Ireland to get intensive support with their English to achieve B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

This bespoke course will cover language needed by healthcare professionals working towards taking up employment in a hospital/healthcare setting.

Attendees on the course will sit the Cambridge English B1 Preliminary exam on 27th July 2023 in Tallaght and receive certification of their language level.

To get onto the courses, applicants will need to be assessed face to face in Dublin City Centre to ensure they are at the right language level to start the course. This course is blended (6 hours online and 6 hours face to face) and will take place in 2 centres; Tallaght, Dublin 24 or a location in Dublin City Centre.


On completion of this programme learners will receive internationally recognised certification at B1 level. The course is designed around the language that will be needed by healthcare workers in a hospital/healthcare setting.


Please note that this course involves a commitment of 12 hours per week class attendance in addition to personal study for a 15 week period – approximately 250 hours time commitment.

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Target Group:
Qualified nurses and healthcare professionals, who have qualified outside Ireland.


• Asylum seekers with work permits.
• Refugees with Stamp 4
• People with Subsidiary Protection or Leave to Remain and Stamp 4

You must have pre-intermediate level of English (A2 level)
Accreditation: Cambridge English B1 Preliminary (PET)
Course Content: English language required by healthcare professionals for employment in a hospital/healthcare setting.
Blended learning. (6 hours online and 6 hours face to face) 12 hours x 15 weeks class

Face to face locations will be either be in Tallaght, Dublin 24 or in a location in Dublin city centre.