Cambridge Assessment English - Examinations Centre

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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. 

According to their website, 'Cambridge Assessment English offers the world's leading range of certificates for learners and teachers of English - taken by over 3 million people in 130 countries'. 

These certificates are recognised by a huge variety of professional, educational and governmental organisations, including the University of Sheffield - More Information

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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.

However, if you would like to find out more about the range of part-time preparation classes offered, please click the link below.

Preparation Classes

Which Cambridge exams can I take at the ELTC?

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.

B1 Preliminary (formerly Cambridge PET) - More Information

B2 First (formerly Cambridge FCE) - More Information

C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge CAE) - More Information

C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge CPE) - More information

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) - More Information

Cambridge Assessment English: DELTA Module One (Teaching Exam for external candidates) - More information

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

When can I take the exam?

The following test dates remain open for registration. However, due to Novel 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.

Upcoming Exam Dates

B2 First

Next Date - 14th December 2020

Registration deadline - 15th November 2020

C1 Advanced

Next Date - 12th December 2020

Registration deadline - 12th November 2020

C2 Proficiency

Next Date - 14th December 2020

Registration deadline - 15th November 2020

Teacher Training Exams

DELTA Module 1 (Teaching Exam)

Next Date - 2nd December 2020

Registration deadline - 4th November 2020

TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test

Next Date - October 19th 2020

Registration deadline - Passed (Late entry still accepted - additional £25 fee)

TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test

Next Date - Mid December (Date TBC)

Registration deadline - Mid November (Date TBC)

How much does it costs to take the exam?

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 do I apply to take the exam at the ELTC?

First, complete the application form below. You 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.

Cambridge English Exam Application Form