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Cambridge Exams

Reasons to Join | Course Prices | Course Dates | How to Register


The BSN Language Centre offers preparation courses to help you gain the best result possible in the Cambridge English Language Assessment Main Suite of Examinations. These are external, general English examinations and recognised worldwide. The exams are held in different cities throughout the Netherlands.

The BSN Language Centre does not currently offer preparation courses for the Cambridge First exam.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

The demand for high-level English language skills is increasing all around the world. Passing Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) shows that you are a high achiever in English. More than 3,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) as proof of high-level achievement.

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), is the most advanced qualification. It proves you have achieved an extremely high level in English.

Cambridge English Business (BEC): Vantage or Higher

With a Cambridge English: Business Vantage (B2 level) or Higher (C1 level) qualification, you show employers that you are ready to work successfully in international business. This exam could help you when applying for new jobs, getting a promotion, or developing your career.  

Not sure which exam you should take?

Try this free test and then make an appointment to come to the Language Centre to sit our special entry exam.

Cambridge English Language Assessment website

Course Prices

Courses on Saturday mornings, 6 lessons of 2 hours before the exams. For the Business exams please consult your teacher after you start your course.

The price for 6 lessons of 2 hours is € 360,-- Materials cost € 35. The Saturday morning classes run with 3 or more students.

Timetable and Dates

The CAE and CPE courses at the BSN Language Centre start twice a year 6 weeks before the exams in Den Haag (there are different locations and sometimes the dates differ).

Timetable and dates

How to Register

In order to place students in the correct class, we offer free level testing before registration.

It is important that you are able to come along in the afternoon for the special entry test for these courses as it takes about 3 hours in total. You will get the result by email from the head of English, normally in the following week.  You will have a good idea whether to book the exam or take more classes before taking the exam preparation course.

Make an appointment

Book the Exam

You can book your exam on this website:

Reasons to Join

Students looking into language learning options typically choose the BSN Language Centre for the following reasons:

  • Flexible learning options
    Small groups
    Private lessons
  • Location
    BSN Language Centre, Leidschenveen and easily accessible by car and public transportation with free parking.  
  • Native-speaker, highly-qualified teachers
    Who really understand your language learning needs and help you reach your goals.

Our students quickly discover our commitment to excellence. From the very first appointment where we determine the learner’s level and recommend courses to best meet their specific learning goals