Business English Certificate
BEC is a combination of certificates offered by the Cambridge Assessment English for professionals who are studying Business English and intend to add an ALTE (European Language Framework) professional qualification to their C.V,. BEC is divided into three courses, B1 Business Preliminary, B2 Business Vantage and C1 Business Higher each providing a certificate that is internationally-recognized by most employers. By obtaining these certificates you ensure that you possess the right skills to do business in English.Register Now
The Cambridge English Qualifications are in-depth exams that make learning English enjoyable, effective and rewarding. Designed to help professionals develop the English language skills to communicate confidently in an international workplace, our business qualifications prove to employers that you have what it takes to succeed in an English-speaking business environment.
Our qualifications are accepted and trusted by thousands of leading employers and organizations worldwide. They are a mark of excellence, open doors and give you the skills and confidence to thrive. Based on authentic situations, we provide you the skills to communicate in real-life business scenarios. The speaking test is taken face to face with our expert examiners to give you the opportunity to express your opinion, present your ideas and negotiate in an international business context.
Cambridge English Qualifications are designed so that each exam builds on the skills you develop at the previous level. Below you can see how our exams work together to create an effective learning journey.
With a B1 Business Preliminary qualification, you demonstrate to employers that you have a good knowledge of English for practical, everyday use in business.
B1 Business Preliminary is the first of three exams. The content for each exam is based on everyday work and business tasks and is designed to develop your business English skills.
The test consists of three papers and has a duration of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
With a B2 Business Vantage qualification, you demonstrate to employers that you are ready to work successfully in international business. This exam could help you when applying for new jobs, getting a promotion, or developing your career.
B2 Business Vantage is the second of three exams for business professionals. By completing this certificate you are ready to advance to the third and final exam.
The test consists of four papers and it has a duration of approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.
With a C1 Business Higher qualification, you demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an advanced level of Business English.
The C1 Business Higher is the third of three examination in a suite of business English exams offered by CAE (Cambridge Assessment of English) and is designed to prepare both newly-qualified and established to excel in the global market using communication skills.
The test consists of four papers and has a duration of approximately 3 hours.
The possession of on or more of the BEC certifications proves competency to use English in the workplace to employers.