Cambridge English Business Exams at BLTC

There are three exams Cambridge English: Business Certificates (BEC) exams. Each one is targeted at a different level of Business English. 

Business English Certificate (BEC Vantage)

Cambridge English Business Vantage, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage, is the second level of three. It is an upper-intermediate B2 level exam, the same level as the FCE exam but focusses on Business English. A BEC Vantage qualification shows that you can work in an international business environment. Preparing and passing the BEC Vantage exam can improve your career opportunities, as you’ll have developed the necessary confidence and skills to prosper in the international business world. 

The BEC Vantage exam can be computer-or paper-based. The exam will approximately take about 2 hours and 40 minutes. The exam is divided into 4 parts:
• Reading (1 hour)
• Writing (45 minutes)
• Listening (about 40 minutes)
• Speaking (14 minutes) 

 

Business English Certificate (BEC Higher)

Cambridge English Business Higher, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher, is the highest level of three certificates. It is an advanced C1 level exam, the same level as the CAE exam but focussing on Business English. A BEC Higher qualification proves to employers that you have the required advanced level of Business English to operate in a demanding and complex working environment. New career opportunities might arise as the BEC Higher qualification is accepted globally by top international companies. 


The BEC Higher exam can be computer-or paper-based. The exam will approximately take about 3 hours. The exam is divided into 4 parts:
• Reading (1 hour)
• Writing (1 hour 10 minutes)
• Listening (about 40 minutes)
• Speaking (16 minutes) 

 

Why take a Cambridge Business Exam?

Cambridge English: Business Certificates are designed to give you practical skills to help you succeed in English-speaking international business environments. 

“We use these BEC certificates as a reference to assess the level of English of our employees and the candidates who apply for a position in Canon. Personally, I believe that obtaining a Cambridge English certificate upgrades the curriculum vitae of our employees.''

César López Díaz 
Canon

Need help to prepare?

If you think you’ll need help preparing for your Cambridge exam, BLTC offers a wide range of English courses that can increase your chances of passing the exam with better results. Find out more about BLTC's Cambridge exam preparation courses

Offical Cambridge exam preparation materials are also available.

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