Cambridge Exam Preparation

What is a Cambridge Exam Preparation course?

Improve your English skills in Galway and gain an internationally recognised certificate with our Cambridge English exam preparation courses. The Cambridge English Certificates are the world's most preferred and widely-endorsed series of English language qualifications.

Our exam preparation courses are designed to maximise a candidate’s chance of success in the Cambridge examinations. Students are taken though a rigorous timetable of class and home study and their progress is reviewed on a regular basis. Throughout the Cambridge exam preparation courses, students are given high levels of support and guidance which helps to build an individual profile for each student.

GCI is an authorised Cambridge testing centre. We run several Cambridge exam preparation courses throughout the year and students can choose between various numbers of lessons per week (20 lessons, 30 lessons or 36 lessons per week) or several lengths of courses (4 weeks, 6 weeks, 9 weeks or 12 weeks). The following Cambridge exam preparation courses are available in our school:

B1 Preliminary PET

B2 First FCE

C1 Advanced CAE

B1 Preliminary Cambridge PET

B1 Preliminary Cambridge PET

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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B2 First Cambridge FCE

B2 First Cambridge FCE

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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C1 Advanced Cambridge CAE

C1 Advanced Cambridge CAE

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

From €1470

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Why should I take a Cambridge exam preparation course?

Cambridge certificates demonstrate your ability to communicate in English. Studying for a Cambridge exam as part of an exam preparation course, will definitely improve your knowledge and use of English and will make communication easier. You will generally increase your overall confidence in English. Also, taking the exam itself will prove not to be such a difficult task as you get to do mock examination during the exam preparation course in order to get accustomed to the test format.

If you are ambitious 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.

There are lots of reasons why doing a Cambridge Exam could help you:

  • Improve your English communication skills in every day life
  • Gain a competitive advantage on the job market and show employers that you are willing to dedicate time to upskilling
  • Worldwide recognition accepted and trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide Cambridge English Qualifications are a mark of excellence

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

Why should I consider Cambridge preparation courses?

If you want to open up opportunities for your future, getting a Cambridge Certificate is one of the most important things you can do. Cambridge exam preparation and specialist Cambridge courses will help you succeed. Not only will a preparation course boost your general level of English, it will also give you an understanding of how each test is structured, and help you to prepare for the specific requirements of the exam. 

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

Galway is an extremely popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade. 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, its warm welcome and hospitality. 

You’ll love it here!

We are the 2020 European Capital of Culture, on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland, 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 are in a fantastic building with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, and in easy reach of everything our wonderful city has to offer.