Cambridge Advanced (CAE)

Preparation for internationally recognised exams

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) is an advanced (C1) level English language qualification with the following exam papers: Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading and Use of English (grammar and vocabulary).

Students who study for and pass this exam successfully:

  • Have a minimum of an upper intermediate (B2) level of English at the start of the course
  • Want the challenge of improving their English and achieving better accuracy, broadening their range of vocabulary, and developing skills competency at an advanced (C1) level – this is a high-level qualification!
  • Need to improve their general English for use at work and in future study*

*Depending on the programme of study and university applied for, the CAE qualification can be used as proof of English language level for study on some university courses in the UK

Why take a Cambridge Exam course?

  • To gain an international certificate to give you official proof of your English level
  • To enhance your CV and your future job prospects with a qualification which is recognised by institutions and employers around the world and which is valid forever
  • To make significant improvements to your English by working in a structured way, towards a set goal, and in a fixed timeframe to ensure that you make fast progression and acquire a better language level

What you will learn on the BLC Cambridge Advanced (CAE) course

  • You will study key topics which often feature in the exam and the structures and vocabulary associated with these topics.
  • You will learn tips, techniques and strategies to help you to complete exam tasks more confidently and successfully for each exam paper and its different parts.
  • You will review, consolidate and expand your range of grammatical structures and areas of vocabulary which you will need for the exam.
  • You will practise speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to improve your abilities in all areas of your English.

How you will study on the course

  • The class will follow an exam course book chosen to work to the needs of the group. Additional materials used will include audio and online resources and sample exam papers.
  • You will have the additional support of the BLC Exams Tutor who sets up and runs additional exam practice sessions. These sessions take place once a week after afternoon classes and involve timed test practice for each part of the exam. You can use these sessions to help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and to monitor your progress as you work towards exam success.

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Course dates 2018

    • 24 September 2018 - 7 December 2018 (12 Weeks)
      CAE exam 8 December 2018

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Course dates 2019

    • 7 January 201915 March 2019 (10 Weeks)
      CAE exam 16 March 2019
    • 18 March 20197 June 2019 (12 Weeks)
      CAE exam 12 June 2019
    • 10 June 201923 August 2019 (11 Weeks)
      CAE exam 23 August 2019
    • 16 September 20196 December 2019 (12 Weeks)
      CAE exam 7 December 2019


Cost per week
1-7 weeks 8-12 weeks 13-23 weeks 24+ weeks
£285 £275 £265 £255

Please note there is also a £15/week summer supplement for all courses throughout July and August

The Cambridge Advanced Exam Preparation studies are also available as an evening course Read more...

Course Pricing & Booking

Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre


  • Entry level: intermediate (FCE), upper intermediate (CAE)
  • Course length: up to 12 weeks (minimum advised: 6 weeks)
  • 30 lessons per week (45 mins each, 22.5 hours in total)  (see Sample timetable)
  • Maximum class size: 14 (average: 12)
  • Students aged 18 and above
  • Certificates valid forever
  • Evening course option

I like the content of the course and that it focus to the CAE exam, which is my aim. The teachers were very nice and patient solving all our problems

Maria Bueno (CAE evening course), Spanish, aged 24


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