At a glance

Prepare for an internationally recognised English qualification by taking the Cambridge Exam Preparation course at CCEL. Designed to develop and strengthen students’ overall knowledge and use of English, as well as improving their exam skills.

Start dates

03 Jan (PET, FCE, CAE), 13 Mar (FCE, CAE), 20 Mar (PET - Christchurch only), 06 Jun (FCE - Auckland only), 04 Sep (PET, FCE, CAE)

Course length

12 weeks (Jan course 10 weeks)

Hours per week

Full time - 20 + 3 hours eLearning + 5 hours per week of optional Supervised Independent Learning

Levels available

Intermediate to Advanced

Course fees

2 - 11 weeks: $405 per week | 12+ weeks: $380 per week

An additional enrolment and materials fee applies.

Find out more

CCEL Auckland and CCEL Christchurch

What you will learn

  • Listening skills - listening for opinions, main ideas and specific information
  • Speaking skills - giving information, expressing opinions, explaining
  • Reading skills - understanding main ideas, specific information and opinions
  • Writing skills - presenting information, describing processes, presenting points of view


Minimum entry levels apply. Placement in all Cambridge classes will depend on level assessment. Cambridge Examination level assessments can be taken overseas before arriving in New Zealand.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

Students also take a Cambridge English Exam (PET, FCE or CAE) at the end of the course. Please visit the Exam Centre page on our website for more information