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Cambridge Exam Preparation | C1 Advanced / B2 First

Prepare for the Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) or the Cambridge B2 First (FCE). English language qualifications with international recognition.


  • b1+
    I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more difficult grammar and vocabulary.
  • b2
    Upper Intermediate
    I can communicate without much difficulty but still make some mistakes and misunderstand sometimes.
  • c1
    I can speak and understand very well but in unfamiliar situations may have a few problems with topic-specific vocabulary.
  • fce
    First Certificate of English
    FCE is a B2 level exam aimed at learners whose command of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and further study.
  • cae
    Certificate of Advanced English
    is an advanced-level exam for high level learners and is accepted globally as proof of high achievement. It can be used for employment and university entry.
Which level should I apply for?
This is a full-time course. It combines our General English course (15 hours) with our Cambridge Preparation Skills part-elective course (C1/B2 – 6 hours). You receive a total of 21 hours per week.

Course Details

Class Size:
Maximum 10 students
Start Date:
Any Monday
Course Length:
1-50 weeks
Minimum Age:
Class Times:
08:45 - 12:00 (GE20) + 12:30 - 14:00 (C1/B2 Preparation Skills)
Monday - Friday


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Cambridge Exam Preparation (Full-time course)

You can take our Cambridge Exam Preparation courses to prepare for either the C1 Advanced exam or the B2 First exam.

These English language qualifications are recognised internationally.


Thousands of students prepare for these exams because they can help you to:

  • Improve your career opportunities

  • Gain entry to study at university

  • Make certain visa applications

Who are the Cambridge Exam Preparation courses for?

Our Cambridge Preparation courses could be a great option if you would like to:

  • Obtain a formal English language qualification which is recognised internationally

  • Have an official certificate which shows your English level for work or university

  • Improve in all the four skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening

Course Content

General English
+ Cambridge Preparation Skills (C1 Advanced /B2 First)Total
15 hours (20 lessons)
per week
6 hours (8 lessons)
per week
21 hours (28 lessons)
per week

Our Cambridge Exam Preparation courses combine language development with exam techniques, study skills and exam practice.

We will help you develop strategies and techniques to deal with each aspect of the C1 Advanced or B2 First exam.

You will take regular practice tests. After these tests, your teacher will give you feedback and advice so that you can improve.

Intended learning outcomes of the Cambridge Exam Preparation course

By the end of the course, you should have:

  • A good understanding of the C1 Advanced or B2 First exam format and the different question types found in the exam

  • Improved techniques and strategies so that you can succeed in each part of the exam

  • An extended range of grammar and vocabulary

  • An improved ability to communicate in English with greater confidence and accuracy, in a variety of settings

  • The ability to better understand a wide range of spoken and written texts

  • The ability to produce a variety of written texts with greater confidence and accuracy

Cambridge Exam Preparation course start and exam dates

Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam Dates

Celtic Course DateExam Date ((Bristol centre)Exam Application Deadline (Bristol centre)
C1 Advanced
8th January – 15th March 2024Friday 16/03/2024Monday 12/02/2024
C1 Advanced
11th March – 31st May 2024Wednesday 05/06/2024Friday 03/05/2024
C1 Advanced
25th March – 14th June 2024Saturday 15/06/2024Monday 13/05/2024
C1 Advanced
3rd June – 23rd August 2024Friday 23/08/2024Monday 22/07/2024
C1 Advanced
2nd September – 22nd November 2024Wednesday 27/11/2024Monday 28/10/2024
C1 Advanced
23rd September – 13th December 2024Saturday 14/12/2024Sunday 10/11/2024
These start dates are recommended and are designed for students to sit the exam at the end of the course, however students are not required to study for the full period.

Cambridge B2 First Exam Dates

Celtic Course DateExam Date (Bristol centre)Exam Application Deadline (Bristol centre)
B2 First
8th January – 15th March 2024Friday 15/03/2024Friday 23/02/2024
B2 First
11th March – 31st May 2024Tuesday 04/06/2024Monday 13/05/2024
B2 First
3rd June – 22nd August 2024Thursday 22/08/2024Friday 02/08/2024
B2 First
2nd September – 22nd November 2024Tuesday 26/11/2024Monday 04/11/2024
B2 First
23rd September – 13th December 2024Saturday 14/12/2024Tuesday 25/11/2024
These start dates are recommended and are designed for students to sit the exam at the end of the course, however students are not required to study for the full period.

Booking an exam

We can help our students book a Cambridge exam either in Cardiff or at another location in the UK.

Cambridge exam fees

Please note that Cambridge exam fees are not included in the course fee. The exam costs can range from £150 to £215* (November 2023).

For more information about Cambridge examinations, please visit Cambridge Exam Website.

* These prices are only a guide and can vary depending on the choice of exam centre and test type.


All our Cambridge Exam Preparation classes are subject to availability. Contact us to learn more about our course opening dates.

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