The C1 Advanced qualification (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced - CAE) is recognised by employers and educators world-wide as an indication that you have a high level of skill in the English Language. It sits at C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages.

The C1 Advanced exam preparation course at NILE focuses on the four strands of the exam: listening, speaking, writing and reading/use of English, giving you greater confidence and ability to successfully pass the exam and thereby certify your level of English.

Is this course for you?

Location: Online
Experience: Applicants must be over 18 years of age at the start of the course
Language Level: B2 working towards level C1
Course dates:
Available on demand
NILE Certificate
Course Length: 8 weeks
Course fees: £800
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 18
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT eLibrary
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

Regular live sessions with a tutor
Focused exam practice in all four C1 Advanced papers, with tutor input and feedback on key areas for improvement
Language development of key areas for the C1 Advanced examination, with tutor input and feedback on key areas for improvement
Suggestions for extra study

The C1 Advanced is awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, part of Cambridge University.

The C1 Advanced exam can be taken at 2800 course centres across the world.

To find out more about the C1 Advanced exam, visit Cambridge Assessment English.

Further Information

NILE Online courses are highly interactive and learning takes place through varied and engaging multimedia content and the collaboration between participants from different contexts. All participants work on the same unit in the same week but there is a high level of flexibility within that time period to help you fit studying around your life and work. The interaction via forums and the other powerful digital tools built into the platform help and encourage you to share ideas, ask questions, explore concepts and build up a community.

You need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. Much of the course can be done on a mobile device, but a computer is needed for certain activities and tasks.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and an innovative social and cultural programme.

Course Leader

Maria Heron

Maria Heron has been working as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer for forty years. She has trained teachers in the UK, Argentina, Chile, Panama, Western Europe, Kazakhstan and Canada. She is a CELTA trainer and CELTA assessor, has set up a CELTA centre at ICBC in Santiago de Chile and has delivered CELTA courses in the UK and in different parts of the world. She regularly gives presentations at international conferences.

Maria completed her MA at NILE in collaborative partnership with the University of Chichester and she is on the advisory board of Folio. Her chief ELT interests are materials development and the role of affect in language learning.