Why choose CAE?

Thinking about going to university?  Need a certificate of English for work?  Then the Cambridge First or Advanced is what you need.  

C1 Advanced (CAE)

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an exam for people who want a certificate which demonstrates that you are able to confidently communicate when discussing diverse topics and in a variety of different contexts. High achievers are regularly choose to study for the CAE qualification since the demand for high-level English language skills is rapidly increasing around the world amongst educational institutions, businesses and governmental departments. CAE also helps you to apply to universities and make visa applications.

Preparing for C1 Advanced helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

A C1 Advanced qualification shows that you can:

  • Follow an academic course at university level
  • Communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level
  • Participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • Express yourself with a high level of fluency

Reasons to choose C1 Advanced:

  • Monthly test dates available
  • Accepted by over 8,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments
  • Opens doors to international work and study

Course Timetable

Course Price list

Do you want to book a course?

Book an English Course with Speak Up London today!

Start any day

3 hours per lesson

15 minute break in each lesson

Maximum 16 students per class

All of our courses are delivered by qualified teachers

Certificate of completion

Minimum enrolment age 16

Except closed groups


A part-time CAE exam preparation course takes place 3 days per week and students can choose the days they want to attend*. The course is currently running from 9.00am to 12.00pm. The flexible nature of this course means it is ideal for full-time workers or those students that have limited time or other commitments. *There is a 15 minute break in each lesson so the number of taught hours per week is 8 hours and 15 minutes. The course book costs £25 and can be purchased at the reception.


A full-time CAE exam preparation course at Speak Up London is 15 hours per week, 3 hours per day*. The course is currently running from 9.00am to 12.00pm. This full-time course is designed for those who want to combine learning English with enjoying London/work part-time. *There is a 15 minute break in each lesson so the number of taught hours per week is 12.5 hours per week.

Our CAE exam preparation course

Speak Up London is a Cambridge Exam Preparation Centre and our CAE lessons offer students the opportunity to study in a fun, challenging and engaging environment which encourages them to aim for the highest possible level of achievement. All of the 5 main areas of English that students are tested on are covered – reading, writing, use of English, listening and speaking.
Up to date course books are used to structure the classes and are supplemented with a lot of extra handpicked materials. Teachers look for improvement from the students and set demanding tasks which push the students to progress. Different parts of the CAE exam are tested every Friday so that students become accustomed to the exam. Teachers record their students’ progress which allows both the teacher and student to make an informed decision about when to take the exam. The exam is accepted by educational institutions worldwide, including top universities and colleges in Australia, North America and the UK. The exam focuses on Level C1 (IELTS band score 6.5 to 8.0) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) the level required for academic and professional success. Supported by the largest research programme of its kind, the exam is designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds. It covers all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Stand out from the crowd and get your CAE certificate now. The cost of the exam depends on the exam centre but the approximate cost is £140.

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