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EFL - Cambridge Preliminary English Test Intermediate (PET) (L00319-161708)

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Price: £375.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Thu, Tue (09:30 to 12:00)

Started: 25/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 06/07/2017

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  • L00319-161707 EFL - Cambridge Preliminary English Test Intermediate (PET) Start: 19/04/2017
    Duration: 11 week(s) Days/Time: Mon, Wed (09:30 to 12:00)

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

Practical everyday use in English.”

• Cambridge English: Preliminary, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) is an intermediate level qualification / CEFR level B1.

• It shows you are able to use your English language skills for work, study and travel and for practical everyday use.

• It is accepted by employers, educational institutions and government departments around the world as proof of ability to use English at an intermediate level. The following are just a few of the organisations that accept PET: AOC International Ltd, DHL, Bosch, Coca Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, Saab, University of Venice (Italy) , Geofund (Czech Republic), CERN (Switzerland), Gulf University (Bahrain).

• For a full list of organisations, please see:

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

For Information on how to enrol please click here

Entry Requirements:

You are a pre-intermediate user of English (ESOL Level E3) or overall band grade 4/5 in IELTS (English Language Testing System).

You are fairly confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English and can handle basic communication in your own field.

You are can cope with overall meaning in most situations although you are likely to make many mistakes.

You are not yet able to use complex language.

You must attend an Advice and Guidance session to assess your level of English.

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

There will be an initial diagnostic test in all three PET papers: reading/writing, speaking and listening in the first two weeks to assess your overall ability.

You will need to achieve 75% in all papers to be able to take the exam int he same term.

During the course, there will be in-class tests and mock exams to help you pass the exam successfully.

Your teacher will check your progress in speaking, reading and listening, on the course and give you advice on how to improve.

Assessment Methods:

There will be an initial diagnostic test in all three PET papers: reading/writing, speaking and listening in the first two weeks to assess your overall ability.

Additional Information:

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: Info Days

• If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area at either site.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Pen and paper.


You are expected to attend every class and complete the course.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

At the end of the course you can:
• Attend a FCE Cambridge exam course or general upper Intermediate English course.
• Attend an EFL writing exam course
• Attend an EFL conversation and pronunciation course
• Attend an EFL Business LCCI L1 course
We advise you to stay for 2 terms at the same level.

Frequently Asked Questions:

“How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
Your teacher will set homework each week for you. It is important that you complete the homework. Students who do homework make better progress.

“What will happen if I miss a class?”
Please inform your teacher if you are unable to attend a class. Students are expected to attend at least 80% of their classes.

“Are there any other costs involved”
You will be asked to but a course book.
The PET exam will cost approx. £80-90
Your teacher will talk to you about this.

“When will exams take place?”
You can take the PET exam at college if you are a student on the PET course. Your teacher will advise you when they there.

“Do I need any special equipment?”
Please bring a small English/English dictionary, a pen and a folder to keep your work in.

“What books do I need?”
Your teacher will tell you.

“What software do I need?”
Your teacher will show you useful websites and you can use the computers in the Learning Centres.

“Is there any tutorial support?”
Your teacher will meet with you once a term to help you to improve.
If you feel you need any further support, you can speak to your tutor.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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