Cambridge English Qualifications

The University of Sheffield English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) is an authorised exam centre for Cambridge English Qualifications. Cambridge Assessment English is a department of the University of Cambridge and part of the Cambridge Assessment group set up in 1858.

Students taking written examination

About Cambridge Assessment English

According to their website, 'Cambridge Assessment English offers the world's leading range of certificates for learners and teachers of English - taken by over three million people in 130 countries.'

These qualifications are recognised by a huge variety of professional, educational and governmental organisations, including the University of Sheffield. 

You can apply to just take the exam in Sheffield at the ELTC or choose one of our preparation classes followed by the exam.

A preparation class may give you a better chance of success in the exam, in particular, if you have never taken one before or know little about the skills involved.

If you just want to take the Cambridge exam without following a preparation class, please carry on reading.

Part-time preparation classes are also available.

Available Cambridge English Qualifications

Currently we can offer the following Cambridge English Qualifications below. To find out more about each exam, please click on the link to be taken the Cambridge Assessment English website.

Teacher training exams

The ELTC also offers teacher training courses leading to TKT, CELTA and Delta certification. Please look at our teacher training webpages or contact us for more details

Upcoming Exam dates

Cambridge English Qualifications

  • B2 First: Exam Date - Saturday December 10 2022
    • Registration Deadline - November 26 2022
  • C1 Advanced: Exam Date - Saturday December 10 2022
    • Registration Deadline - November 26 2022
  • C2 Proficiency: Exam Date - Thursday December 1 2022
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Registration Deadline - November 17 2022

Please note: All four papers, 'Reading and Use of English', 'Writing', 'Listening' and 'Speaking', will take place on the Exam Date for each qualification listed above.

Teacher training tests

  • DELTA Module 1: Next Date - Wednesday December 7 2022
    • ​​​​​​​Registration Deadline - November 8 2022
  • Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT): Next Date - Friday December 16 2022
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Registration Deadline - November 11 2022

Exam fees

The cost of each exam is as follows:

  • A2 Key - £103
  • B1 Preliminary - £105
  • B2 First - £150
  • C1 Advanced - £155
  • C2 Proficiency - £165
  • DELTA Module 1 - See application form
  • Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) modules 1-3 - See application form

All exam fees must be paid before you are officially entered with Cambridge Assessment English.

Applications made after the entries deadline will be charged an additional late entry fee of £25.

How to apply

Applications can be made online.

Application formYou will be contacted soon after with further information about paying for the exam and confirming your identity.

To secure your place you must complete all stages of registration by the deadline above.

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