Cambridge CAE
C1 Advanced
Exam Preparation

Master your English with the Cambridge C1 Advanced

The Cambridge C1 Advanced qualification demonstrates your high level of proficiency in the English language and is recognised worldwide.

Our preparation course for the Cambridge C1 Advanced gives you the opportunity to study for this highly-regarded and internationally recognised qualification.

With BSC, you will learn to analyse English in a different way, allowing you to become more native-like in your use of the language. The skills and strategies training we provide will get you ready for exam success. Diagnostic tests will help tailor the course to your needs and there will be plenty of past papers and relevant material to help you practise.

Just looking to book your Cambridge Exam? We can help you - check out our English Exam Booking page. Exams fee from £155.

Cambridge C1 Advanced Course Facts

Start dates

6 weeks: 25 Apr, 17 Oct
4 weeks: 4 Jul, 1 Aug

Available in

London, Manchester & York

Course levels

Advanced (C1)


30 lessons per week (20 lessons General English plus 10 lessons of exam focus per week)

30 lessons = 25 hours

Class Size

Maximum 14

Minimum age

16 years

Lesson duration

50 minutes

Price per week (from)

£255 (click here for price details)

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Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation course outcomes

BSC delivers structured courses with focused lessons to help you succeed in your exam. On the C1 Advanced Preparation course you will: 

  • Learn and practise the specific strategies for every exam task. 
  • Improve the range and accuracy of the specific language required for your exam.
  • Build the confidence and resilience needed to perform well under pressure.
  • Receive individual feedback and support as well as group feedback throughout the course.

Student Outcomes

"I've had a brilliant time with friends and teachers at the school – I live alone here but they feel like my family!"

Boram, South Korea, BSC Edinburgh

Student Outcomes

"I would strongly recommend the International Foundation Year!

It’s easy to communicate with the teachers as well as the students and the teachers make it so simple to understand everything. It's really helped me a lot!

Saleh from Saudi Arabia, - Humanities Foundation Year at BSC London
Now studying History and Archaeology at Bangor University

Student Outcomes

"What I like about studying in BSC Oxford is that I can improve my English, but also that I can meet new people from other countries."

To, BSC Oxford student, Belgium

Student Outcomes

“It’s great to meet people from different countries here at the school and get to know other cultures.”

Benjamin Hauthier, BSC Brighton, Belgium

What is the difference between B2 First (FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE)?

Both levels of the Cambridge Exam test how well you read, write, speak and listen in English - the difference is in the level of English used in the test.

Carried out by Cambridge Assessment English, the Cambridge English exams are used all over the world to measure English language ability.

The difference between B2 First and C1 Advanced is in the level of English covered, based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level. The qualification names reflect the language competency they are respectively suitable for; B2 First is aimed at an upper-intermediate level (B2 CEFR), and shows that you can use English well enough to live and work in an English-speaking environment.

Advanced is suitable for students at a high level (C1 and above) and is considered proof that your English level is suitable for entering university or a more complex professional role. We also offer preparation courses for the Cambridge B2 First exam.