Business Higher (C1)

Cambridge Business Higher (C1)

C1 Business Higher, previously named Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher), is a Cambridge English Qualification that shows you can operate effectively at a senior level in an international setting.

If you achieve this level, you have the standard needed for advanced communications in English in the field of work. It is the highest level Business English certificate that Cambridge offers and develops your English language skills for your work.

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Business English course C1

This course is aimed at professionals who are ready for a new challenge and want to bring their business English to a demonstrably higher level.

The course consists of 10, 13, 20, 26 0r 30 meetings of 2 hours or more. In addition to the teaching hours, you must spend 2 to 4 hours per lesson per week on self-study.
There are 3 start times in the year. Although you can decide to sit the exam after 10 weeks, we advise you to attend at least 20 lessons to pass the exam.

Business English C1
Listening and speaking You can make valuable contributions in English during meetings. You can also convincingly give your opinion on topics.
Reading You can understand correspondence in specific language use.
Writing You can handle various routine and non-routine situations where professional services are required from partners or external contacts.

The price including materials, the final assessment and a final certificate is €400, -

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Increase your chances of successful business

It is the next step after Cambridge Business Vantage (B2).

100% Proof That You Can:

  • successfully communicate at a professional level
  • participate with ease in meetings and presentations
  • express your ideas fluently
  • react in an appropriate manner in a range of socially and culturally demanding environments.

Why should I choose Cambridge Business Higher (C1)?

  • It will improve the skills required for success in your career
  • It enables access to business studies in English
  • It is recognised by the top names in business globally.

Key Facts

What is an C1 CEFR level exam?

  1. Test format: Computer or paper-based
  2. No. of papers: 4
  3. Exam length: About 3 hours

Will I need preparation to sit this examination?

Yes, if you are already at B2 level, we advise a minimum of 40 contact hours to reach Cambridge Business Higher (C1) examination standard English.

We offer group preparation courses starting in September, January, April and also offer intensive courses in July, August, January, and March.

We can also organise an in-company training upon request.

For paper- and computer-based examinations, you can send an email to:


Masterclass Academy of Languages BV 

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