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Key Facts

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Start Dates: Feb,Oct
Attendance: Part-time evening
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

This course enables you to enhance your language and academic skills to help you in your future studies or your chosen career.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English is well known worldwide and is respected by employers and academic institutions.

 

Our open evening, prior to the start of your course, includes a 1 to 1 interview, to find out your language targets and your study and career plans. We have had 30 years of experience in supporting our international students and many of us have been in the same position of studying in a foreign country, using a different language, so we know how it feels.

Course Tutor

On completion of this 12-week course you should be able to:

  • Understand a range of written texts, including recognition of opinion, tone, purpose and attitude
  • Produce non-specialised types of text, such as articles, essays, letters and reports
  • Participate in discussions and express thoughts coherently using appropriate grammatical structures and lexical range
  • Understand a range of spoken communication including media broadcasts, lectures, speeches and interviews
  • Apply to sit the Cambridge exams if you wish and gain a qualification equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for language (CEFR) level C1 for grades B or C (equivalent  to IELTS 6.5-7.5), or C2 for grade A (equivalent to IELTS 8.0-9.0).

The approach to teaching is essentially communicative in nature. Newer language items such as words, expressions and grammatical structures are presented in context. A variety of text types will also be considered in class and will include a range of spoken and written styles, according to level.

You will be encouraged to follow current affairs in the media as a vehicle for language work. Exam skills will also be focused on, incorporating examples of past papers and exam techniques as well as examining model answers.


Before your course, you will complete a placement test, to check your knowledge of reading, presenting ideas in writing, and demonstrate understanding of the use of English.

During the course, you will undertake a range of tasks, including class assessment tests and work to be done at home, covering all four language skills. You will also have a mid-point progress test covering speaking, reading, listening and writing.  Additionally, you will be offered the opportunity of taking the Cambridge CAE exam.

Your final assessment will usually be the external Cambridge CAE examination, testing your ability in all four language skills and your use of English. This final examination is not compulsory.

You will be offered the chance to speak to your class tutor, to discuss progress and review formative assessments, class work and homework, and identify strategies for improving areas of weakness.

Entry requirements

  • Internal placement test

Optional:  success in FCE main suite exam


If you want to stand out from the crowd, and improve your CV for work and studies, preparing for the CAE exam is the course which will ‘open doors’ and increase job opportunities in your country and internationally.

Cambridge examinations are recognised throughout the world by employers, colleges and universities.

This course develops your verbal and written communication skills as well as academic study skills, which you can later transfer to other academic studies or employment. Excellent communications skills are essential for the professional world and will make a difference to your effectiveness in interviews, face to face meetings, on the phone or in electronic communication.

You may already have a degree in your home country, but the advanced level of study can help you to progress onto an Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme at a British university.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

 

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student