BEC (BUSINESS ENGLISH CERTIFICATE)

BEC is a certificate provided by British Council and Cambridge University aimed primarily at individual learners who wish to obtain a business related English language qualification.

BEC helps one to get ahead in career, as it shows that you have learnt English at an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context.

The test covers the four English language skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

BEC is available at three levels:

All three levels of BEC are clearly linked to the Common European Framework for language assessment, published by the Council of Europe:

Council of Europe Level

BEC Exams

Main Suite Exams

B1

Preliminary

PET

B2

Vantage

FCE

C1

Higher