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Kaplan English Plus Professional Certificate

English course and Professional certificate

With our English + Professional Certificate program, students can combine a Kaplan English course with a concentrated course at Dublin Business School, Ireland’s largest independent third level college.

Our curriculum combines English and IELTS Exam Preparation lessons at our Dublin English school, before a 12-week certificate at Dublin Business School where students will choose to specialise in International Business, Sales or Tourism Marketing. 

Explore a range of business-specific topics, building valuable skills that boost career potential in a variety of industries and enterprises. Upon completion of the course, students will gain an IELTS and English qualification certificate from Kaplan, alongside a Certificate in International Business, Sales or Tourism Marketing worth ECTS worth 30 ECTS credits.*

*The IELTS exam is optional, and comes at an additional cost which is not included in the course price. School staff will be on hand to find and book a test for any interested student, subject to availability. These courses are available to all students from the EU or students eligible for a 12-month working holiday visa in Ireland.

This course is right for you if:

  • You’ve studied a business-related field in another subject
  • You want two certificates from one study abroad experience
  • You’re interested in international business, sales, or marketing, and would like an introduction to the subject
  • You want to enhance your CV or résumé by broadening your skills and academic experience
  • You want to make faster progress through intensive study
Key facts
Course length
16 weeks minimum
Lessons hours

All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes

Minimum age
18 years old
Entry level
Students need to reach a Higher Intermediate level of English to progress to Dublin Business SchoolWhat is my English level?
Class size

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Exam Preparation

4+ weeks of Intensive English or IELTS Exam Preparation

Customise your course in order to reach the required English level to study at DBS. Start off with 20 lessons a week of Intensive English (15 hours), and add some IELTS Exam Preparation lessons for an extra certification.

Business School

12 weeks at Dublin Business School

Each week you will receive 24 lessons (18 hours) consisting of 3 hours per module. The modules are a combination of lectures, tutorials, exams, and continuous assessment, taught by experienced lecturers and tutors. The class size may vary.

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Why choose a Kaplan English course?

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

Set in spectacular locations from palm-fringed beaches to the heart of New York, our schools offer you dynamic language tuition and the amazing experience of exploring the world.

Certified progress

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International Languages Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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