BEC Preparation Course

Full-time course combining General English or English for Business with B2 Business Vantage or C1 Business Higher (BEC) preparation.

The Business English Certificate exams are designed to test English-language ability in international business settings. These qualifications are becoming widely recognised by employers, especially in European countries.

The levels of the B1 Business Preliminary, B2 Business Vantage and C1 Business Higher exams (formerly known as the BEC Preliminary, Vantage and Higher exams) correspond roughly to our intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels (or to Cambridge B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET), Cambridge B2 First (FCE) and Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) levels). All three exams have reading, writing, listening and speaking components.

Course entry level

Upper Intermediate  (Check your level)

Course length

10 to 12 weeks

Course hours

Full-time: 23 hours per week 
20 (60-minute) hours in class
3 (60-minute) hours teacher-supervised independent learning
See sample timetable

Class size

Maximum of 14 students


This course is offered in Auckland, New Zealand.

Start dates

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Prices (NZ$)

Full-time  $445 per week
(Part-time not offered)
Registration fee $220 (once only)
Materials fee $85 (once only)

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BEC exam fee (NZ$)

(Subject to change without notice)


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