Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an advanced level qualification set at Level C1 of the CEFR. There are two types of CAE courses offered: Intensive (17.5 hours per week for 14 weeks) and part-time (6 hours per week for 30 weeks). Please note that many of our part-time ESOL courses start in September, so if you register later in the year, the course may have already started.
This general ESOL course will help you improve your English for study and work purposes. The course will cover all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and a knowledge of advanced grammar and vocabulary .We will prepare you for the Cambridge English: Advanced (also known as CAE) exam.
Students operating at CAE levelcan use English effectively and perform confidently in social, professional and higher education situations. The CAE certificate demonstrates that a candidate has the language ability to carry out complex research and communicate effectively at a professional level.
CAE is an international qualification which is recognised by thousands of educational institutions, employers, governments and other organisations throughout the world:
This course will help you to:
• Consolidate and extend your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
• Consolidate and extend your ability in the four skill areas ( reading writing listening speaking)
• Develop your ability to study independently
• Develop techniques and strategies for the CAE exam.
CAE topics include: personal details/experiences, work, technology and media, education/training, family and friends, health, the past, the future, consumerism, leisure, culture and society.
We have a maximum of 20 students in ESOL classes.
All students must buy a textbook for their course – the cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee. Textbooks cost approximately £20 to £25. Your teacher will advise you about the textbook at the start of the course.
Class Times: (Part-Time) Monday and Wednesday 18:00 to 21:00 (30 weeks)
(Intensive) Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:45 (14 weeks)
An assessment is required for application to this course.
Career Opportunities / Progression
This course will help you to progress through our ESOL courses. The next course after Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). Please talk to your teacher at the end of the course to discuss the best progression route for you.
You must be at least 16 years old to study ESOL at Belfast Metropolitan College.
All students must be assessed before the start of the course. Our teachers will give you a short test to check your level of English and then we will advise you on the best course to suit your needs. If you have certificates from a previous ESOL course, you may not need to take the test but you must bring your certificates with you to the assessment session.
You must also bring photographic ID, such as a valid passport or national identity card to the assessment session.
The dates and times for assessment can be found here: www.esol-at-belfastmet.eventbrite.co.uk
If you are applying as an international (Visa) student, please see here
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Please see our calendar for the teaching dates and holidays. For information about payment and our refund policy please check the Fees & Finance section of our website.