University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) offers the world's leading range of certificates for learners and teachers of English - taken by over 3 million people in 130 countries. They help people gain entrance to university or college, improve job prospects or measure progress in English. More than 12,000 employers, universities and government bodies around the world recognise Cambridge ESOL qualifications.

Cambridge ESOL also produces the IELTS test, which is jointly owned by the British Council, IELTS Australia and The University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

Cambridge ESOL is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge. It is part of the Cambridge Assessment group, Europe’s largest assessment agency. Cambridge Assessment was established in 1858 as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008. Cambridge Assessment is the trading name of UCLES. It provides exams and tests covering a huge range of subjects and levels. More than eight million are taken every year, in over 150 countries. All are respected for their quality, fairness and positive educational impact. They are backed by high levels of support for teachers and a world-class programme of research and development

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Cambridge English: Advanced also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • DIAC

    By the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
  • UKBA

    Approved by UK Border Agency (UKBA) towards new tier 4 visa requirments
  • UCAS
    Earn valuable UCAS Tariff points for higher education in the UK

    Approved by OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), the Government regulator,UK