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More closures expected with launch of ILEP

As reported in The Sunday Independent, further closures are expected after English language school rules to come into force on Wednesday 20th January. This is the date for publication of the new ILEP visa list which will show only those courses and colleges which have met stricter immigration requirements.

ICOS advises students planning to buy a course to wait until the new list is published on 20th January before making a decision. From the date of publication, immigration permissions will only be issued for courses and colleges appearing on the new list. See more

20th January 2016 confirmed as date for new ILEP and 8 month English visas

BIG changes for English language students from 20th January 2016

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Why more English language schools will close

The Minister for Education and Skills recently said she expected more English language schools to close. So do we. Here we explain why… Continue reading

Dáil questions on support for students affected by English language school closures

The situation of students affected by recent college closures was raised in the main chamber of the Irish parliament, the Dáil, when questions were put to the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, on 30th June. Continue reading