Cambridge CAE exam course

Embassy’s Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) course will give you the English skills you need to pass your exam.

If you want to work in an English speaking country or study at an English speaking university or college, it has never been more important to prove you have the right level of English with a good exam result.

Why choose a CAE exam preparation course?

  • Improve speaking & listening, reading & writing skills for the exam
  • Become stronger in weaker areas with personal learning plans and targets
  • Be well-prepared with regular tests and mock exams
  • Become familiar with accents you’ll hear in the exam
  • Help with your exam booking
  • Improve your language skills and level

Regular start dates throughout the year; don’t miss the next.


Do I need to take an entry test before I apply?

After you send us your application we will ask you to take a short test to make sure your level is right for this course.

Course structure

20 Exam preparation lessons +
8 Elective lessons (Choose 1 or 2 electives per week.  Improve grammar, vocabulary, conversation skills, academic study or business communication skills.)


Morning or afternoon classes according to the school timetable*, Monday-Friday
23 hours 20 minutes a week
*Receive your actual timetable on arrival

Lesson length

50 minutes

Entry level

(C1) Advanced
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Course duration

10 or 11 weeks

Course dates

See below


In addition to your official exam result you will receive an Embassy Certificate, profiling your language level.

Assessment and progress

Course assessment: weekly review, practice tests, mock exam. Stay focussed with learning goals and objectives, personal learning plans, progress tutorials and reports.  Find out what it's like inside the classroom.

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Duration (weeks)
 Dates  School locations
Exam dates
 Winter 10
January 5 -
March 13

Cambridge, Oxford, New York, San Diego, Sydney
March 14
Spring 10
March 30 -
June 5
Cambridge, Oxford, New York, San Diego, Sydney
June 10 (June 6 in Sydney)
 June 15 -
August 21
 August 20
Autumn 11 September 21 - November 27
New York, San Diego, San Francisco

December 2

10 September 21 -
4 December
Cambridge, Oxford
December 5

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Key facts

  • Class duration: 10 or 11 weeks
  • Class size: maximum 15
  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 28
  • Learning materials: Included
  • Start: Every Monday
  • Minimum age: 16