Cambridge Assessment English

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

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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 certificates 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 exams

Currently we can offer the following Cambridge Assessment English exams 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


Exam dates

The following test dates remain open for registration. However, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there is a strong possibility that these test sessions will be suspended. Further information will be provided on this webpage when available:

English language tests

  • B2 First: 14 December 2020 
    • Registration deadline: 15 November 2020
  • C1 Advanced: 12 December 2020
    • Registration deadline: 12 November 2020
  • C2 Proficiency: 14 December 2020
    • Registration deadline: 15 November 2020

Teacher training tests

  • DELTA Module 1: 2 December 2020
    • Registration deadline: 4 November 2020
  • TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test): December 16th 2020
    • Registration deadline: November 16th 2020

Exam fees

The cost of each exam is as follows:

  • B1 Preliminary - £100
  • B2 First - £140
  • C1 Advanced - £145
  • C2 Proficiency - £150
  • DELTA Module 1 - £170
  • Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) modules 1-3 - £130

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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