Part-time Cambridge exam preparation classes

If you're planning on taking a Cambridge Assessment English exam at B2 First or C1 Advanced level then our part-time evening classes can help you prepare.

ELTC CELTA students

This course is for anyone over 18 planning on taking a Cambridge B2 First or C1 Advanced exam.

  • Level: CEFR B2 & C1
  • Cost: £475 for October 2023 (fees cover all tuition and materials). Exam entry fee not included.
  • Dates: October to December 2023
  • Hours: 2 classes a week of 2 hours for 10 weeks (40 hours in total)
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    Cambridge English exams are recognised by over 25,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. Their English language tests can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognized, can increase your choices for study and work.

    About our Cambridge Exam preparation course 

    Who is this course for?

    We currently offer 2 different part-time Cambridge English preparation classes for the following Cambridge English exams:

    1. B2 First - A B2 First qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.
    2. C1 Advanced - A C1 Advanced qualification proves that you have reached an advanced level of English to work independently in an English speaking country or study on courses that require an advanced level of English.

    Why take a Cambridge English exam?

    • Your Cambridge B2 First or C1 Advanced Certificate exam results provide you with an official, international qualification that proves your level of English.
    • Cambridge exams are globally-recognised by over 20,000 universities, governments and employers
    • Once you have taken a Cambridge Certificate, your result is valid for life! This means you don't have to take it ever again.
    • As well as all the benefits of a great reputation, the exams achieve their primary purpose – helping you gain the confidence you need to communicate effectively in English!
    What does the course cover?

    During the course you will:

    • Cover all tasks types required in the exam
    • Learn strategies to help you during the exam
    • Complete practice tests and get individual feedback from your teacher
    • Increase you grammar and vocabulary range to help you in the exam
    • Gain confidence in your English language skills
    Can I take my exam at your centre?

    Yes, we are an official Cambridge Assessment English test centre, and offer regular B2 First and C1 Advanced examination dates.

    Cambridge exam fees are not included with the fee for this preparation course.

    For more information on booking your Cambridge exam and to view upcoming examination dates at our centre, please visit our Cambridge Exams webpage:

    Cambridge Assessment English Exams at the ELTC

    Next Course Dates

    Our next series of 10 week courses will take place between October 9 2023 and December 15 2023.

    The full course consists of 40 hours tuition - 2 x 2hr lessons per week over 10 weeks. Classes will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings each week from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

    A further series of courses will run in early 2024, and dates will be available on this webpage when confirmed.

    Tuition Fees

    The fees for the October 2023 courses are £475 and this includes tuition and all materials.

    The Cambridge exam entry fee is not included as part of the course tuition fee.

    How to apply

    To apply for an upcoming course, please complete the application form below:

    Part-time Cambridge Exam Preparation Course - Application Form

    Application deadline for October 2023 Courses: Friday 22 September

    After completing the application form, you will need to take a placement test. This is a short test for us to make sure we recommend the right course for you. We will also take into account your preference.

    Please do not worry if you complete the application form and do not hear from us straight away - we will be sending out further information to applicants about placement tests in late August / September 2023.

    Information for Under 18s

    Our courses are designed for adults. Applicants who are under 18 are subject to a number of restrictions and administrative procedures. 

    The standard minimum age for our courses is 18 years. However, we will consider applications from applicants who are under 18 in some circumstances, and subject to satisfactory guardianship arrangements being in place. Please contact us for more information.

    For further information on under 18s at the university please visit our "Students under the age of 18" webpage".

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