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Cambridge Exam Centre - 2022 dates

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) 09 Jun 22

03 Jun to 12 Jun 22

29 Apr 22 €150
Preliminary English Test (PET)

19 Feb 22

02 Apr 22
05 May 22

09 Jun 22
19 Jul 22
08 Oct 22
02 Dec 22

11 Feb to 20 Feb 22

25 Mar to 03 Apr 22
29 Apr to 08 May 22

03 Jun to 12 Jun 22
15 Jul to 24 Jul 22
30 Sep to 09 Oct 22
25 Nov to 04 Dec 22

21 Jan 22

25 Feb 22
29 Mar 22

04 May 22
15 Jun 22
02 Sep 22
28 Oct 22

€150
First Certificate in English (FCE)

11 Mar 22

23 Apr 22

07 Jun 22
28 Jul 22

25 Aug 22
08 Oct 22
29 Nov 22

04 Mar to 13 Mar 22

15 Apr to 24 Apr 22

03 Jun to 12 Jun 22
22 Jul to 31 Jul 22

19 Aug to 28 Aug 22
30 Sep to 09 Oct 22
25 Nov to 04 Dec 22

04 Feb 22

21 Mar 22

04 May 22
24 Jun 22

22 Jul 22
02 Sep 22
26 Oct 22

€195
First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools 25 May 22
 
20 May to 29 May 22
 
22 Apr 22
 
€195
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

12 Mar 22

12 May 22
08 Jun 22

26 Aug 22
22 Oct 22
30 Nov 22

04 Mar to 13 Mar 22

06 May to 15 May 22
03 Jun to 12 Jun 22

19 Aug to 28 Aug 22
14 Oct to 23 Oct 22
25 Nov to 04 Dec 22

04 Feb 22

08 Apr 22
04 May 22

29 Jul 22
16 Sep 22
28 Oct 22

€200
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 09 Jun 22
 
03 Jun to 12 Jun 22
 
04 May 22
 
€210
BEC Vantage

03 Dec 22

25 Nov to 04 Dec 22

30 Oct 22

€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

Please email us for Bank details
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.

IMPORTANT: For student fee payments, please see: General Queries FAQ 2021-22_0.pdf (ul.ie)