Cambridge English Exam Preparation

For Cambridge English exam success, choose one of our tried and tested preparation courses - designed and run by specialists so you can get the qualifications you need. 

Which exam do I prepare for?

Cambridge PET / B1 Exam Preparation

Cambridge PET / B1 Exam Preparation

The course will help you to develop your English language skills for the 3 different papers in Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET).

From €1240

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Cambridge FCE / B2 Exam Preparation

Cambridge FCE / B2 Exam Preparation

This exam preparation programme is specifically designed to maximise a candidate's chance of success in the Cambridge FCE examination.

From €1470

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Cambridge CAE / C1 Exam Preparation

Cambridge CAE / C1 Exam Preparation

Improve your English skills and gain an internationally recognised Cambridge Advanced Certificate on this Exam Preparation Courses.

From €1470

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What is a Cambridge Exam Preparation course?

Cambridge English exam preparation courses are specially designed programmes to help you improve your English skills and gain an internationally recognised certificate.

The Cambridge English Certificates are the world's most widely-endorsed English language qualifications and with our exam preparation courses you'll maximise  your chances of success.

You'll have specially designed timetable of class and home study and your progress will be reviewed on a regular basis. Of course, you'll receive high levels of support and guidance from our expert and friendly teachers. 

GCI is an authorised Cambridge English exam centre. We run several Cambridge exam preparation courses throughout the year and you can choose between various numbers of lessons per week (20, 30 or 36 lessons per week) and several lengths of courses (4, 6, 9 or 12 weeks). 

At GCI you can choose the following courses to prepare you for the different Cambridge English exam levels:

B1 Preliminary PET

B2 First FCE

C1 Advanced CAE

Online Cambridge courses

If you are looking to study a practical online Cambridge English course from the comfort of your home, look no further.

You'll have live interactive classes every day with our high-quality teachers and access to GCI's online learning platform for extra support and learning resources.

Our online courses are delivered over 20 lessons per week and you can book a course below: 

Cambridge B2 First Exam Preparation Online

Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam Preparation Online

Why should I take a Cambridge exam preparation course?

Taking a Cambridge exam preparation course will help you:

  • Improve your English communication skills in everyday life
  • Gain a competitive advantage on the job market
  • Show employers you're willing to dedicate time to upskilling

Cambridge certificates demonstrate your ability to communicate in English. Studying for a Cambridge exam on our preparation course, you'll improve your knowledge and use of English as well as becoming a better communicator. 

When it comes to taking the exam, you'll feel confident, be familiar with the format, and have all the knowledge and language skills you need for success. 

If you'd like to understand more about our Cambridge exam preparation courses, please have a look at our article 'A Guide to Cambridge English Examinations’ written by our experienced GCI teachers.

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Are the Cambridge English language exams right for me?

If you want to open the door for exciting future opportunities, getting a Cambridge certificate is one of the best ways to do it.

If you plan to live, work or study in an English-language country, a Cambridge Certificate will help you follow your dreams. The Cambridge exam demonstrates your English skills are good enough for you to thrive in an English language environment.

The Cambridge exam is recognised by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, and used by employers, schools, universities, immigration authorities and professional bodies to assess your suitability.

Not only will a preparation course boost your general level of English, but it will also give you an understanding of how each test is structured, and help you prepare for the specific requirements of each exam. 

Why should I take a Cambridge exam preparation course in Ireland?

Galway is an extremely popular seaside destination with a long promenade winding along beautiful beaches. 

Galway is a lively cosmopolitan city, famous for its top quality educational institutions, its location on the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland, and its warm welcome and hospitality. 

You’ll love it here!

We're lucky to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture, and in a fantastic, friendly city with plenty to do. You could be enjoying the Galway International Arts Festival or St Patrick’s Day here, visiting the bar where Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl was filmed, or spending a night on the unspoilt Aran islands – it’s all here for you.

Galway Cultural Institute has been welcoming people from more than 30 countries for language training since 1989, opening the Galway Business School in 2001. We're in a fantastic building with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, and in easy reach of everything our wonderful city has to offer. 

Why choose GCI for your Cambridge assessment English? 

GCI is an authorised Cambridge English exam centre where students can register for their exam. If you study an exam preparation course with us, we'll register you directly. 

The list could be endless, but here are a few reasons why to choose GCI for your Cambridge exam:

  • GCI is one of the biggest exam centres in Ireland
  • GCI meets Cambridge's high standards of administration and customer service
  • GCI attracts high numbers of both internal and external candidates
  • We run more than 30 exam dates throughout the year

GCI is inspected by Cambridge English regularly and never fails to meet Cambridge high standards of quality. There are over 2,800 centres in 130 countries around the world and GCI is one of them.  GCI was recently inspected by Cambridge English Assessment, receiving an overall rating 'Excellent'.

During your Cambridge course at GCI, you should expect the following:

  • A Cambridge pre-test is available to you prior arrival to assess which examination suits you best
  • Mock exams and other supplementary examination practice is organised for you throughout your exam preparation course
  • GCI teachers are experienced Cambridge examiners with many years of experience in exam preparation
  • Your progress is reviewed by our staff on a regular basis and we ensure you feel thoroughly prepared once the exam date comes
  • GCI has a phenomenal success rate for all candidates taking Cambridge examinations in GCI.

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