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Cambridge Exam Centre - All exams cancelled until further notice

IMPORTANT NOTE: All exams will run subject to numbers and closing dates are subject to change by Cambridge. Please allow sufficient time to enrol for your exam. Any entries received after the closing date will be subject to a €50 late entry fee. Should you wish to change your exam level after enrolment a charge of €50 will be incurred. No cancellations are accepted after the closing date.


Cambridge English: A2 Key (KET)

Cambridge English: Key is a great first step in communicating in English.  It is an elementary level qualification for basic everyday written and spoken English at Level A2 of the CEFR.

www.cambridgeesol.org/key

Learners who need practical English for everyday use choose Cambridge English:Preliminary.  At Level B1 of the CEFR, this qualification gives them the skills they need to communicate effectively in work, study or travel settings.

www.cambridgeesol.org/preliminary

This qualification shows that the learner has achieved a good level of skills in English and is ready for success in the real world.  It is at CEFR Level B2 which means it is suitable for intermediate study such as foundation and pathway courses, or for starting work in an English-speaking environment.

www.cambridgeesol.org/first

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) provide assessment of general communication at the higher levels of the CEFR.

The BEC suite is linked to the five ALTE/Cambridge Levels for language assessment, and to the Council of Europe's Framework for Modern Languages.  It is also aligned with the UL Qualification and Curriculum Authority's National Standards for Literacy, within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

BEC Equivalent Main Suite Exam Council of Europe Level  
  Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) C2 (ALTE level 5) Level 2*
BEC Higher Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) C1 (ALTE level 4) Level 1
BEC Vantage First Certificate in English (FCE) B2 (ALTE level 3) Engry 3
BEC Preliminary Preliminary English Test (PET) B1 (ALTE level 2)  
  Key English Test (KET) A2 (ALTE level 1)  

* This represents the level typically required for employment purposes to signify the successful completion of compulsary secondary education in Ireland and the UK.

At all three BEC levels, the "business" aspect of this examination affects the vocabulary, the types of texts selected and the situations presented in the tasks.

Cambridge examination Exam Date

Speaking exam - This will take place on

a date to be confirmed between

Closing date Fees
Key English Test (KET) 04 Jun 20

29 May to 07 Jun 20

29 Apr 20 €150
Preliminary English Test (PET)

22 Feb 20

04 Apr 20

09 May 20

04 Jun 20

21 Jul 20

10 Oct 20

04 Dec 20

14 Feb to 23 Feb 20

27 Mar to 05 Apr 20

01 May to 10 May 20

29 May to 07 Jun 20

17 Jul to 26 Jul 20

02 Oct to 11 Oct 20

27 Nov to 06 Dec 20

17 Jan 20

28 Feb 20

01 Apr 20

29 Apr 20

17 Jun 20

04 Sep 20

30 Oct 20

€150
First Certificate in English (FCE)

18 Apr 20

09 Jun 20

30 Jul 20

27 Aug 20

10 Oct 20

01 Dec 20

10 Apr to 19 Apr 20

05 Jun to 14 Jun 20

24 Jul to 02 Aug 20

21 Aug to 30 Aug 20

02 Oct to 11 Oct 20

27 Nov to 06 Dec 20

13 Mar 20

08 May 20

26 Jun 20

24 Jul 20

04 Sep 20

30 Oct 20

€195
First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools

27 May 20

 


22 May to 31 May 20

 


21 Apr 20

 
€195
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

21 Mar 20

10 Jun 20

17 Oct 20

02 Dec 20

13 Mar to 22 Mar 20

05 Jun to 14 Jun 20

09 Oct to 18 Oct 20

27 Nov to 06 Dec 20

14 Feb 20

08 May 20

11 Sep 20

30 Oct 20

€200
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

12 Jun 20

 


05 Jun to 14 Jun 20

 


08 May 20

 
€210
BEC Vantage

05 Dec 20

27 Nov to 06 Dec 20

30 Oct 20

€195

Note for Schools/groups: ULLC can arrange other Cambridge exam dates for closed groups of students (minimum of 10 candidates). Contact the office for more information.

Send a completed application form to language.centre@ul.ie (or postal address below) along with proof of payment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All exams will run subject to numbers and closing dates are subject to change by Cambridge. Please allow sufficient time to enrol for your exam. Any entries received after the closing date will be subject to a €50 late entry fee. Should you wish to change your exam level after enrolment a charge of €50 will be incurred. No cancellations are accepted after the closing date.

Methods of Payment Details

1. Bank Transfer

 

Account name: University of Limerick Language Centre

Postal Address: Bank of Ireland

University of Limerick

Limerick, Ireland

IBAN No: IE41 BOFI 9043 0910 8132 08

Swift Code/ BIC Code: BOFIIE2D
2. Bank Draft Irish or International bank draft made payable to the University of Limerick Language Centre

ULLC will confirm that payment has been received by sending a receipt as well as full joining instructions.  In addition a timetable for the day of your exam will also be sent to you.