Get your Cambridge certificate

A Cambridge certificate is evidence of your ability to communicate in English. It opens doors to job opportunities and higher education and is often a requirement for emigration.

Earning the qualification is also a satisfying achievement in itself.

The Central School of English is recognised by Cambridge English, the world leaders in English language assessment, as a Cambridge Exam Preparation Centre.

We teach Cambridge certificate exam preparation classes every day at the Central English School.

Our teachers will guide you through the tests that you will have to take to get your Cambridge certificate and show you the right way to approach each of the papers

You will also practise with genuine Cambridge past papers and learn the grammar and vocabulary you will need for success.

Cambridge English Authorised Exam Preparation Centre

Elementary and Intermediate Exams

The KET and PET Exams are taken by students who have recently begun their English learning adventure and are improving. They are set at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) levels A2 and B1 respectively.

The B1 exam proves to employers that your English is good enough for many jobs where you work in an English-speaking environment, while success in the easier A2 exam is a requirement for some visa applications in Ireland.

'The First'

The FCE Exam – ‘The First’, formally known as Cambridge English: First is set at the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2. It is an upper-intermediate exam.

This certificate proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.

The Advanced Exam

The CAE Exam, formally known as Cambridge English: Advanced is set at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level C1. It is an advanced exam.

The CAE proves a high level of achievement in learning English. Preparing for this certificate helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

Which Cambridge Certificate course is right for me?

Well, that depends on the level of English you already have and it is important to study at a level which is right for you.

The most popular exams are the FCE (‘The First’) and CAE. It is usual to study for the FCE exam, before moving on to the harder CAE exam.

You should have a high Intermediate level of English before joining the FCE exam course. If your level is below this we will advise you to either:

a) Improve your English with our General English classes before joining an exam preparation class.

b) Prepare for the easier B1 or A2 exams.

You can test your level by clicking the button below.


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