No. Although most candidates do follow a course before taking the exam, it is not a requirement. Contact your local centre to find out about registering for the exam as an individual. Please note that only centres listed as ‘Open’ will accept candidates who have not taken a course at their centre.
Contact your local centre
Most Skills for Life centres obtain their funding by offering courses for learners, so you may not be able to find a centre in your area that can enter you for an exam without first taking a course.
There is a huge range of books and materials to help you prepare for Cambridge English exams, including:
- sample papers
- eLearning courses
- online practice tests
- resources from independent publishers
- and more.
You can find out more about preparation materials, including free downloads, in our Prepare and Practise section
Most downloadable documents on our website are available as PDF files. To view, save and print these documents you will need the latest version of Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded free from: http://www.adobe.com/
Please be aware that many of the files on this site are quite large and may take some time to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Please contact Cambridge English Language Assessment using the enquiry form if you continue to have issues viewing our downloadable materials. We will be happy to assist you with any problems
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No. The content of the tests is based on the relevant sections of the UK Government’s Adult ESOL Core Curriculum, which outlines functional and structural language appropriate to each level.
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