Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam Preparation Course

Formerly known as the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

The C1 Advanced exam is a test of general English language ability run by Cambridge ESOL. As with other Cambridge exams such as the B2 First and C2 Proficiency, the qualification is widely recognised in European countries by employers, and increasingly recognised in Asia and South America. It is not intended as a test that measures English ability for entry to English-speaking universities and other institutions, but a pass in one of the Cambridge exams is often accepted as evidence of English-language ability for this purpose. We offer full-time preparation courses for C1 Advanced from January, March and September.

Course entry level

Advanced  (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

Start dates

  • 2 September 2024 (12 weeks)
  • 6 January 2025 (9 weeks)
  • 17 March 2025 (11 weeks)
  • 8 September 2025 (12 weeks)

Class size

Maximum of 12 students


This course is offered in Auckland, New Zealand.

Course Price (NZ$)

Full-time $475 per week
(Part-time not offered)
Registration fee $265
Materials fee $130

C1 Advanced Exam Fee (NZ$)

$425 (2024); $460 (2025)

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