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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 €40 late entry fee. Should you wish to change your exam level after enrolment a charge of €40 will be incurred. No cancellations are accepted after the closing date.


Cambridge English: Key (KET) - Level A2

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) 07 Jun 18

01 Jun to 10 Jun 18

11 May 18 €150
Preliminary English Test (PET) 01 Dec 17
07 Jun 18
07 Dec 18
24 Nov to 03 Dec 17
01 Jun to 10 Jun 18
30 Nov to 09 Dec 18
03 Nov 17
11 May 18
09 Nov 18
€150
First Certificate in English (FCE)

09 Dec 17

16 Mar 18
14 Apr 18
12 Jun 18
04 Dec 18

24 Nov to 10 Dec 17

09 Mar to 18 Mar 18
06 Apr to 15 Apr 18
08 Jun to 17 Jun 18
30 Nov to 09 Dec 18

03 Nov 17

16 Feb 18
16 Mar 18
18 May 18
09 Nov 18

€190
First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools 02 Dec 17
17 May 18
01 Dec 18
24 Nov to 03 Dec 17
11 May to 20 May 18
23 Nov to 02 Dec 18
03 Nov 17
20 Apr 18
02 Nov 18
€190
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) 09 Dec 17
13 Jun 18
05 Dec 18
24 Nov to 10 Dec 17
08 Jun to 17 Jun 18
30 Nov to 09 Dec 18
03 Nov 17
04 May 18
TBC
€200
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 02 Dec 17
14 Jun 18
06 Dec 18
17 Nov to 03 Dec 17
08 May to 17 Jun 18
30 Nov to 09 Dec 18
27 Oct 17
08 May 18
TBC
€210
BEC Vantage 02 Dec 17
07 Jun 18
01 Dec 18
26 Nov to 03 Dec 17
01 Jun to 10 Jun 18
23 Nov to 02 Dec 18
03 Nov 17
02 May 18
TBC
€190

Note for Schools/groups: ULLC can arrange other Cambridge exam dates for closed groups of students (minimum of 4 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 €40 late entry fee. Should you wish to change your exam level after enrolment a charge of €40 will be incurred. No cancellations are accepted after the closing date.

Methods of Payment Details
  1. Bank Transfer/Debit Credit

Please quote the name of the applicant when paying by bank transfer or direct credit. Please ensure to cover any bank charges arising.

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
  1. Credit Card
Contact language.centre@ul.ie for payment via Visa Delta, Electron, Mastercard, Maestro International, Visa Credit, Commercial Cards & Laser. Payments made by Credit/Debit card will incur a transaction fee of 1.5%
  1. 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.