Prepare for the C2 Proficiency exam and demonstrate your mastery of the English language. 


This course is for students who are at C2 level and want a qualification to prepare them for employment in an English-speaking environment or to study at an English-speaking university. Cambridge qualifications don’t expire, so you will keep it forever. 

Studying with a Cambridge exam centre, you’ll receive practical instruction using authentic test materials to help prepare for your exam. Online, evening and weekend courses also available 


Booking your C2 Proficiency Cambridge exam 

We are an accredited exam centre, so we will book your exam for you, and you can sit it at the school. Many of our teachers have extensive assessment experience so they know how to teach for the best results.  

You can book your Cambridge English Qualifications online or use our in-school service to book your test. The Cambridge test fee is not included in the preparation course fees.  


Hours per week  

Lessons: 20 per week 
Lesson time: 20 lessons = 18 hours 20 minutes per week. 

20 hrs (12:15-13.10 & 13:15-16:15)

Bank holidays 

There will be no lessons taking place on UK Bank Holidays when the school will be closed. Fees are not pro rata for weeks where bank holidays take place. 

The Cambridge C2 Proficiency focuses on language development to improve your English level, before you take the exam. 

During the course you will:

  • Be given the exam techniques and test-taking strategies that you need to pass the exam
  • Have a full practice exam during the course and receive feedback and advice from your teacher
  • Discuss and debate a wide range of topics to improve your fluency and accuracy
  • Refine your writing skills in order to express your views effectively
  • Further develop your key skills by listening to a variety of complex topics
  • Read extended texts from different genres
  • Develop a broad range of language to help in each part of the exam

This course is for students who want to improve their English language level across all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in advance of taking the Cambridge C2 Proficiency test, and learn techniques for the test in order to achieve their best result.

By the end of this course you will… 

  • Be confident and prepared for the Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam
  • Negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings
  • Understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • Talk about complex or sensitive issues, and deal confidently with difficult questions
  • Be able to study demanding subjects at the highest level, including postgraduate and PhD programmes
  • A certificate with your new English level
  • Achieve your best score in the Cambridge
  • C2 Proficiency exam

What can I do next?

  • Book and take your Cambridge English Qualifications at IH London. We are an accredited Cambridge English
    exam centre.
  • Use your new English skills for study, work and travel
  • Get that promotion or start a new career
  • Apply for postgraduate and PhD academic programmes
  • 15 or 20 group lessons with your teacher and classmates
  • A wide range of motivating materials, including digital resources and coursebooks
  • Access to our online learning platform and a range of self-study materials 
  • Regular targeted support from your teacher to help you achieve your learning goals
  • Mock test experience to best prepare you for the exam  
  • Opportunities to attend additional free English lessons with trainees
  • Social activity programme  – see our weekly calendar for more details and prices
  • Access to the library and computers
  • Exam fees are not included in the course price

*By the end of the course you will be better able to… 


Spoken Interaction 

  • Give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects and develop your ideas during the conversation and introduce sub-themes 
  • Invite others to give their views on how to proceed and confidently deal with tangents or topics shifts 
  • adjust what you say and the means of expressing it according to the situation and the recipient 


Spoken Production 

  • Give a clear, prepared presentation, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options 
  • Express yourself confidently and fluently 
  • Use complex grammar to compare and contrast ideas  
  • Vary intonation and place sentence stress correctly in order to express difference in meaning 
  • Identify and use formality appropriate to the circumstances  
  • produce clear, smoothly flowing, well-structured speech, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices   


  • follow complex interactions between multiple speakers in group discussion or debate 
  • Identify key information to help predict answers to exam style questions 
  • Confidently identify the speaker’s mood, tone etc. 
  • Use a range of techniques follow a long text and identify key information  
  • recognise a wide range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms, appreciating register shifts   
  • follow extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly   



  • quickly identify the content and relevance of texts on a wide range of professional topics, using appropriate strategies 
  • Read for detailed information in texts to answer exam style questions  
  • understand in detail a wide range of lengthy, complex texts likely to be encountered in social, professional or academic life, identifying finer points of detail including attitudes and implied as well as stated opinions 
  • Read critically, questioning conclusions and evidence presented   



  • Write clear well-structured texts which expand on and support points of view at some length with subsidiary points, reasons and relevant examples 
  • Write several different types of writing, e.g. essays, reports, reviews, letters and emails 
  • Use a complex language to link ideas in academic writing  
  • Use a range of cohesive devices to engage the reader 
  • Identify task questions and write appropriate responses using relevant examples 
  • Use appropriate layout, paragraphing and punctuation consistently 


Life Skills   

  • Set learning goals and plan your personal progress  
  • Use critical thinking skills 
  • Apply study skills and strategies outside the classroom and after your course ends 

*Some course outcomes may vary depending on your starting level of English and personal learning goals. 

  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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