CAE Preparation

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an in-depth, high-level qualification that shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for.

CAE Full Time Course

  • 6 Week Course
  • 20 and 15 hour per week options
  • Preparation for Reading, Writing, Listening and Use of English papers with regular timed examination practice as well as preparation and practice for speaking exam
  • The programme covers all four skills and pays particular attention to grammar and lexical areas commonly tested in the exam
  • Additional practice in areas of weakness for homework


    Exam Course Dates 2018 Exam Dates Latest Registration
    CAE 12 February to 23 March To be confirmed 15 February
    CAE 09 July to 17 August 22/23/24 August To be confirmed
    CAE 05 November to 14 December 14/15 December To be confirmed
    ·         Exams are held in UCC just 10 minute walk from the school.

    ·         Please note that the August exams are held the week after the course. Please book an extra week accommodation if taking the August exam in Cork.

    ·         Late registrations may be accepted after this date but incur a €50 late registration fee.




    15 Hours per Week Morning   20 Hours per Week Morning   15 Hours per Week Afternoon   20 Hours per Week Afternoon

    Monday to Friday

    09.00 to 12.15


    Minimum starting level B2+



    Monday to Friday

    09.00 to 13.30


    Minimum starting level B2



    Monday to Friday

    13.45 to 17.00


    Minimum starting level B2+



    Monday to Friday

    12.30 to 17.00


    Minimum starting level B2


    €1005 €1185 €825 €1095

Fees include 6 week course & exam textbook.

Extra: CAE Examination Registration €185

Prospective students can take a placement test prior to booking the course. To assess levels we will send the school placement test by email to students and have a short speaking examination over the phone.

Students should be made aware that this is an intensive course and they will need to put in a hard working effort to achieve the desired result of passing the exam including completing self study and homework assignments set by the trainer.