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Cambridge International Qualifications


Belfast Met offers an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) programme leading to internationally recognised ESOL qualifications. These may help you gain employment or undertake further studies, either here or abroad. We are proud to have been accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English since 2010 for this programme.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses are offered at four levels:

  • Entry Level (B1*) - PET
  • Level 1 (B2*) - FCE
  • Level 2 (C1*) - CAE
  • Level 3 (C2*) - CPE
*Level equivalents on the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR)

These courses are available on a part-time basis:
  • 2 days for 1 academic year (6 hours)
  • 5 days a week for 1 semester (17.5 or 15 hours)

This programme includes the following:

  • Cambridge English Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Preliminary)
  • Cambridge English Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (First)
  • Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced)
  • Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Proficiency)
  • IELTS preparation courses (Level 1 & 2)

For further information download our English as a Foreign Language Booklet