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If English is not your first language, and you would like to improve your job and career opportunities in the UK, the Cambridge exams are a highly respected standard.

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The Cambridge qualifications will help you find a job and are recognised by leading organisations across the world. They are an obvious asset for any job, as they are trusted as an international benchmark.

The Cambridge English Certificates you can take at West Suffolk College include Cambridge PET (Preliminary English Test), Cambridge First (FCE) and Cambridge Key (KET).

They are accepted by most countries and many institutions around the world, including universities, government agencies, professional and industry bodies, and multinational companies. They are approved by the UK Border Agency for entry into the UK.

We are an Authorised Centre for these exams which are recognised by leading organisations around the world including universities, industry bodies and multinational companies.  Please look at the Cambridge English website www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/qualifications/general/ for further information about which Cambridge exam is best for you.  We offer exams only.

Which exam is right for me?

Cambridge English: Key (KET)

This basic-level qualification is ideal if you're new to learning English. A Cambridge English: Key (KET) qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations. The exam tests all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. It should give you the confidence to go on and study for higher-level exams such as Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) and Cambridge English: First (FCE).

You can find out more about this qualification by visiting www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/key

Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

A Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use. This exam is the obvious next step in your language learning journey.

You can find out more about this qualification by visiting www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/preliminary

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Our most popular qualification, accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide. A Cambridge English: First (FCE) qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.

You can find out more about this qualification by visiting www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/first

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

The in-depth, high-level qualification that shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for.

More than 6,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) as proof of high-level achievement in learning English. Preparing for Cambridge English: Advanced helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

You can find out more about this qualification by visiting www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/advanced