Cambridge Certificate Courses
Get a Cambridge certificate PET, FCE or CAE – with guidance from our expert teachers
We teach Cambridge certificate exam preparation classes every day at the Central English School in Dublin.
Our teachers will guide you through the tests that you will have to take to get your Cambridge certificate. And they will show you the right way to approach each of the papers
You will also practise with genuine Cambridge past papers and learn the grammar and vocabulary you will need to succeed in the test.
Cambridge exams are the most widely known English language qualifications in the world. Many thousands of employers accept them as evidence of ability in English. Many thousands of colleges and universities accept the Cambridge FCE or CAE certificates as an entrance requirement.
The three most important exams are the PET, FCE and the CAE:
The PET Exam- ‘The First’, officially known as Cambridge English: Preliminary is set at the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B1. It is an Intermediate exam. This certificate proves you have have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.
You can find details about the PET exam on our FCE exam page.
The FCE Exam- ‘The First’, officially known as Cambridge English: First is set at the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2. It is an Upper Intermediate exam. This certificate proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.
You can find details about the FCE exam on our FCE exam page.
The CAE Exam, also known as Cambridge English: Advanced is set at CEFR level C1. It is an advanced exam. It proves a high level of achievement in learning English. Preparing for this certificate helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.
There are more details about the CAE exam on our CAE exam page
Which Cambridge certificate course is right for me?
Well, that depends on the level of English you already have. But it is usual to study for the FCE exam, before moving on to the harder CAE exam.
You should have a high Intermediate level of English before joining the FCE exam course. If your level is below this we advise you to improve your English with our General English classes before joining an exam preparation class.
To join the CAE exam preparation class, we would expect the student to have already passed the FCE Exam. If you have not taken the FCE exam but would nevertheless like to join the CAE course, please take the time to complete our online Cambridge Exam test so that we can advise you further.
Remember, you do not have to take the exam if you join a Cambridge certificate course at the Central English School Dublin. Simply studying for the exam will give you the skills you need to succeed in English.