Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE)

C1 Advanced (CAE)

C1 Advanced (CAE) is a general English qualification that shows your English is of a standard expected of a professional business person or an undergraduate university student.

Course Details:

Preparing for Cambridge English: C1 Advanced helps you develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

The exam tests all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.

This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between Cambridge English: B2 First (FCE) and Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency (CPE).


 150 hours

You should take the Cambridge English: C1 Advanced exam if you want to prove to employers or universities that you can communicate confidently in English in professional and high-level academic situations.

There are four parts to the C1 Advanced exam. You will complete papers Reading and Use of English, Writing and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the speaking with two examiners and one other candidate.

Reading and Use of English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 40%
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 20%
  • 40 minutes
  • 20%
  • 15 minutes per pair of candidates
  • 20%

What you will learn:

  • reach the level needed for the Cambridge English exam: C1 Advanced (CAE).
  • improve your ability and confidence when using spoken and written English in a wide variety of situations.
  • prepare thoroughly for the Cambridge English exam: C1 Advanced (CAE).
  • develop essential exam techniques.

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