Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Are you planning to use English for professional or study purposes? CPE is Cambridge University’s most advanced exam.

 

What will CPE offer to you?

  • A CPE certificate has lifelong validity
  • CPE is an international certificate, worldwide recognised
  • Thousands of companies, universities and public sector institutions recognise CPE as a qualification of proficiency in English.
  • CPE covers all 4 key language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking- it will increase your confidence to use English in real-life situations.

 

How will CPE help you?

 

CPE is set at Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . The framework uses six levels to describe language ability from A1 to C2.

At C2 level, typical users are able to:

  • understand with ease virtually everything they hear and read
  • make accurate and complete notes during a presentation
  • understand colloquial expressions
  • talk about complex and sensitive issues with confidence
  • express themselves fluently and precisely.

 

 

What does the exam involve?

The CPE exam has 5 sections:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Use of English
  • Listening
  • Speaking

 

Time of examination

The CPE exam can be taken in May and December.