SCQF Level 6

Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare you for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) test. The course covers the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills you will need for the test as well as relevant vocabulary and grammar. You will receive a College certificate and will either continue with studies for Cambridge Advanced or be ready to enter for the Cambridge exam upon completion of the course. This course includes taught classes, directed self-study and personal tutorial time.  
The Cambridge Advanced Exam is held in December and June at Edinburgh College. Please note that there will be no classes on the two days of the examination. The cost of the exam (approximately £105) is not included in the course fee. You will be expected to buy the course materials as specified by your tutor (approximately £45). 
Cambridge Advanced Certificate Preparation Evening course information 
Cambridge Advanced Certificate Preparation Part-Time course information  

What You Will Learn
  • Developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for the Cambridge Advanced Certificate
  • Advanced grammar and vocabulary appropriate for CAE Exam preparation for Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English
  • Please note that the course does not cover the set book option
Entry Requirements
  • Aged 16 years or over
  • Pass at FCE B or equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5/FCE B or National 5 ESOL
How the course is assessed
  • This course is Internally assessed with the option to take the external Cambridge exam
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited for a test and interview where your language level and suitability for the course will be checked
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Gain your Cambridge Advanced Certificate
  • Progress to university/further study
  • Progress to mainstream Edinburgh College courses or employment
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 2 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £308 Sighthill part-time (year 1)
Fee: £246 Sighthill evening (year 1)
Information about funding can be found here
Student Stories

Jesus joined Edinburgh College to study an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course to improve his English language standard. He later progressed within the College to study Tourism with English and is now in his final year of our Travel & Tourism HND course. We caught up with him to ask about his experience at Edinburgh College. 

“I really enjoy what I am doing! I never had a set plan when I moved from Spain and when I came to Edinburgh College I knew no English, but I knew I wanted a career in tourism.” 

Read more of our student stories here


Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Thursday 02/09/2021


This course will start on…
  • Tuesday 31/08/2021
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 21/01/2022


This course will end on...
  • Thursday 16/12/2021
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