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Birmingham City Council

Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Brasshouse is an authorised Cambridge ESOL Examinations centre, offering paper based examinations for KET, PET, BEC, FCE, CAE, CPE, ILEC and ICFE.

Cambridge ESOL Examinations are suitable for learners of all nationalities, whatever their first language and cultural background.

Not sure which examination is right for you? Test your English here.

Key English Test (KET)

KET is Cambridge ESOL's exam which recognises the ability to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.

There are two versions of KET available: KET and KET for Schools. Both follow exactly the same format and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in KET for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

Preliminary English Test (PET)

PET is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level.

There are two versions of PET available: PET and PET for Schools. Both follow exactly the same format and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in PET for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

Business English Certificates (BEC)

The Business English Certificates (BEC) are internationally recognised qualifications that show employers your skills for using English in the workplace.

BEC is an ideal English language exam if you are preparing for a career in business. There are three different levels of BEC: BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher.

First Certificate in English (FCE)

Cambridge English: First, commonly known as First Certificate in English (FCE) is an exam for people who need to prove they can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Cambridge English: Advanced (known as Certificate in Advanced English - CAE) is a high-level language qualification in English for demanding professional and academic situations.

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Cambridge English: Proficiency, commonly known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) is our most advanced exam, and is for learners who have achieved an extremely high level of skill in the English language.

International Legal English Certificate (ILEC)

English for your future: Cambridge ESOL certificates for the world of work Cambridge ILEC — International Legal English Certificate.

For any lawyer working with international matters, English is an essential tool. It is the common language of the legal profession, of business and of international affairs.

International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE)

Developments such as International Accounting Standards (IAS) are creating international career opportunities for professional accountants. It is essential for individuals who wish to succeed in the international business community to possess first-rate English language skills and the ability to converse with accounting and finance professionals.

IELTS

We are pleased to offer IELTS preparation courses for students of upper intermediate and above levels. On the course you will exploit a range of academic texts and work on skills and strategies for examination success.

Research has shown that students with a good level of general English achieve the highest bands in the IELTS examination and cope better with university courses.

The IELTS examination can be taken at Aston University.

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