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CPE Preparation Course 2018 and 2019

The CPE (the Certificate of Proficiency in English), exam is a test of general English language ability run by Cambridge ESOL. A CPE qualification shows that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a highly competent English speaker. Passing the exam means you have the level of English that is required to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme.

As with other Cambridge exams such as the FCE (the First Certificate in English) and CAE (the Certificate of Advanced English), 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 CPE from January, March and September. For exact exam dates, visit: www.cambridgeesol.org/exams.

Course entry level

Post advanced  (Check your level)

Course length

9 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 12 students


This course is offered in Auckland, New Zealand.

Start dates

  • 10 September 2018 (12 weeks)
  • 7 January 2019 (9 weeks)
  • 18 March 2019 (12 weeks)
  • 9 September 2019 (12 weeks)

Prices (NZ$)


Full-time  $455 per week
(Part-time not offered)
Registration fee $210 (once only)
Materials fee $85 (once only)


Full-time  $465 per week
(Part-time not offered)
Registration fee $210 (once only)
Materials fee $85 (once only)

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CPE exam fee (NZ$)


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