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Cambridge Certificates

Cambridge Certificates are official, globally-recognised certificates in English. Wageningen in’to Languages organises courses that prepare students for the following Cambridge exams:

  • B1 Preliminary
  • B2 First
  • C1 Advanced
  • C2 Proficiency

Classes take place on the Wageningen University & Research Campus, in the Forum building.

Target group

The Cambridge courses are suitable for anyone who needs to speak English at a professional level, such as students and teachers involved in English-language degree programmes.

    Course content

    The courses focus on functional language use and developing all language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    The reading texts are taken from sources, such as newspapers, information leaflets, letters and magazines. Writing assignments cover formal and informal letters, brochures, articles, memos and reports. The listening and speaking tasks are equally varied and are based on current events and everyday situations.


    The course consists of 16 2-hour classes. You should expect to spend 2 to 4 hours on homework each week.

    Dates and times

    These courses are offered in March and September each year. The next courses are offered in March 2020. The exact dates and times are not yet known. As soon as we know them, we will publish them here as soon as possible.

    Completion and certificate

    After completing the course, you can take the official Cambridge English exam. You have to register for the exam yourself. Each exam costs € 230 and the globally-recognised certificate awarded upon passing is valid for life. If you are taking the course as part of WUR Language Policy, you are obliged to take the exam. Your employer will pay for the exam.

    If you attended 80% of the lessons, you are eligible for a Certificate of Attendance.

    Official exam

    The British Council administers the exam at different locations in the Netherlands. The exam consists of five parts. You are thoroughly prepared for the exam during the course, but the exam is neither obligatory nor included in the course fees. 

    Course material

    B1 Preliminary:

    • PET Result Student’s Book (OUP)
      ISBN: 978-0-19-481715-8

    B2 First:

    • First Result Student’s Book with Online Practice
      ISBN: 9780194511926

    C1 Advanced:

    • Advanced Result Student’s Book
      ISBN: 9780194502856

    C2 Proficiency:

    • Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass.
      ISBN: 9780194705240


    Regular Employees
    B1 Preliminary € 775,- € 697,50
    B2 First € 775,- € 697,50
    C1 Advanced € 895,- € 805,50
    C2 Proficiency € 895,- € 805,50

    • Excluding course material
    • We only accept payment by debit or credit card

    Prior to registration: placement test

    New course participants are obliged to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) to ensure that they are placed in the right course. Please note: your registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result. Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar.

    You need the following OOPT scores to participate in the Cambridge courses:

    Course Minimum score
    B1 Preliminary 40
    B2 First 60
    C1 Advanced 80
    C2 Proficiency 100

    Please note: it is not possible to cancel your appointment online. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call us at +31 (0)317 48 25 52 or send an e-mail to

    You are not obliged to take the Oxford Online Placement Test if you:

    • want to register for B2 First, and you passed the official B1 Preliminary examination with at least grade C;
    • want to register for C1 Advanced, and you passed the official B2 First examination with at least grade C;
    • want to register for C2 Proficiency, and you passed the official C1 Advanced examination with at least grade C.