Our online Cambridge Exam Preparation course will fully prepare you for taking the B2 First or C1 Advanced exams. This online course can be taken on its own or combined with an online or in-school General English course.

The Cambridge B2 First and C1 Advanced certificates are recognised internationally by employers, colleges and universities as proof that you can independently use English well enough to live and work in an English speaking country or study on a course taught in English.

The aims of the course are to develop your communicative competence and to prepare you as fully as possible for the examination. We will guide and support you so that you achieve your best possible result. Our teachers will ensure you know how to approach each question type and have had plenty of practice in each of the exam papers. These are:

Reading and Use of English

At the end of the 6 week module all students can take a practice assessment. Liverpool School of English is a Cambridge exam centre so you can take the exam here at the end of some of the course dates.

2021 Exam Dates:

Saturday March 20th
Wednesday June 9th
Friday July 30th
Friday August 27th
Saturday November 6th

Course Structure

Our Online Cambridge Courses are studied in 6 week modules. During this time students will cover all aspects of the exam to fully prepare for passing it successfully.

For students who are unable to commence the course on the start date they should start within 3 weeks and will need to complete catch up work.

B2 First Exam Preparation: Mondays and Wednesdays 16:30-18:30 UK time

C1 Advanced Exam Preparation: Tuesdays and Thursdays 16:30-18:30 UK time

Computer Programme

Our online classes are delivered via Microsoft Teams. We will provide you with an account and all the information and support that you will need to use this.

Booking information

You need to book and pay for your course by the Wednesday before the Monday you wish to start. Download our Online Course Registration Form and send to When you apply to take a Cambridge Examination course, we will send you a pre-test to check that you are at the right level for the course. If you are unsure of your level and would like to take a quick test to give you a general indication, you can do so here.

Find out about the benefits of learning English online here.


B2 First Exam Preparation
Monday (Online Lesson)Tuesday (Self-study)Wednesday (Online Lesson)Thursday (Self-study)Friday (Self-study)
16:30-18:30Speaking Part 1 – General Conversations Use of English Paper 1 Part 2 – Open Cloze (Gossip) Vocabulary Family - definitions Key word focus ‘like’Reading Paper 1 Part 7 – Multiple Matching (Soap Operas)Listening Paper 3 Part 1 – Multiple choice (Gossip) Grammar Present Tenses / Stative verbs Writing Paper 4 Part 1 – Essay Skill: sequencingListening Paper 3 Part 1 – Multiple choice (supplementary material)Writing Paper 4 Part 1 – Essay completion (Modern Communication)
C1 Advanced Exam Preparation
Monday (Self-study)Tuesday (Online Lesson)Wednesday (Self-study)Thursday (Online Lesson)Friday (Self-study)
16:30-18:30Grammar Review of past tenses Listening Part 1 – Multiple choice (supplementary material)Reading Reading for specific information (Beginnings) Vocabulary Phrases for starting again Key word focus ‘make’ Speaking Part 2 – Individual long turn (New experiences)Reading Part 6 - Cross-text multiple matching (Beginnings)Listening Short extracts – interpreting context from vocabulary (Culture) Use of English Part 4 - Key Word Transformation Writing Part 2 – Descriptive or narrative work (descriptive vocabulary and planning)Writing Part 2 – Descriptive or narrative work (completion)


£50 per week


No registration fee is charged on our online courses
Materials Fee: 1 – 12 weeks £30 | 13 – 23 weeks £60 | 24 weeks + £90

Included in the price:

Access to Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint programmes

End of Course Certificate (PDF)


You can also add on one-to-one lessons to your package. These cost £45 per hour.


What if I have internet problems during the class?

All of our lessons are recorded and your teacher can provide you with a copy of the recording. We cannot offer refunds if you encounter problems with your internet connection during the lesson.

What if I have an appointment and can’t attend a class?

Just let your teacher know that you will be unable to attend. They will be able to provide you with a recording of the lesson and any homework that you need to complete. Refunds cannot be given for any lessons you don’t attend.

I have recently had to postpone my in-school course due to Covid-19, can I do an online course instead of coming back at a later date?

Yes that is absolutely fine, contact us for more information.

I would like to do an online course and then come and study in Liverpool once I am able to travel again, is this possible?

Yes absolutely, doing an online course is a great way to get ready for studying in school and staying in the UK.

How will I know what level I am?

You need to complete our online test and our Academic Team will use this to place you into the correct level.

What if I find the class too easy or too hard?

You can speak with your teacher about this and they will advise you on the best thing to do. This may involve moving levels if it’s the right thing for you