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Cambridge Exam Centre

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: 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) 06 Jun 19

31 May to 09 Jun 19

01 May 19 €150
Preliminary English Test (PET)

07 Dec 18

23 Feb 19

16 Mar 19

06 Apr 19

02 May 19

06 Jun 19

23 Jul 19

12 Oct 19

05 Dec 19

30 Nov to 09 Dec 18

15 Feb to 24 Feb 19

08 Mar to 17 Mar 19

29 Mar to 07 Apr 19

26 Apr to 05 May 19

31 May to 09 Jun 19

19 Jul to 28 Jul 19

04 Oct to 13 Oct 19

TBC

01 Nov 18

17 Jan 19

07 Feb 19

28 Feb 19

26 Mar 19

01 May 19

18 Jun 19

05 Sep 19

TBC

€150
First Certificate in English (FCE)

04 Dec 18

09 Mar 19

13 Apr 19

11 Jun 19

25 Jul 19

22 Aug 19

12 Oct 19

03 Dec 19

30 Nov to 09 Dec 18

01 Mar to 10 Mar 19

05 Apr to 14 Apr 19

07 Jun to 16 Jun 19

19 Jul to 28 Jul 19

16 Aug to 25 Aug 19

04 Oct to 13 Oct 19

TBC

09 Nov 18

31 Jan 19

07 Mar 19

07 May 19

20 Jun 19

18 Jul 19

05 Sep 19

TBC

€190
First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools

16 May 19

 


10 May to 19 May 19

 


08 Apr 19

 
€190
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

05 Dec 18

12 Jun 19

30 Nov to 09 Dec 18

07 Jun to 16 Jun 19

01 Nov 18

07 May 19

€200
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

13 Jun 19

 


07 Jun to 16 Jun 19

 


08 May 19

 
€210
BEC Vantage

01 Dec 18

30 Nov 19

23 Nov to 02 Dec 18

TBC

01 Nov 18

TBC

€190

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 €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 2%
  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.