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

     Course Dates 2017

    Exam Dates*

    Latest Registration**

    10 July to 18 August 2017 23/24/25  August 14 July
    23 October to 1 December 2017 8/9 December  3 November


    Provisional Course Dates 2018*

    Exam Dates

    Latest Registration

    26 February to 06 April 2018 To be confirmed To be confirmed
    09 July to 17 August 2018 To be confirmed  To be confirmed
    22 October to 30 November 2018 To be confirmed  To be confirmed

    *Exam dates are subject to change in accordance with the examination centre in UCC. Please contact us for confirmation of exam dates before booking flights/accommodation.
    **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


    €813 €1065 €699 €915

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.