C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)

C1 Business Higher, also known as BEC Higher, is a qualification which shows employers that its holders have achieved an advanced level of Business English. It helps its holders get the practical language skills they need to work effectively at a senior level in international business.

It is the third of Cambridge English: Business Certificates (BEC) suite of exams and is set at CEFR Level C1.

C1 Business Higher is made up of four papers (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) developed to test candidates’ English skills. Having C1 Business Higher qualification shows that candidates can communicate effectively at managerial and professional level, participate with confidence in workplace meetings and presentations, express themselves with a high level of fluency, and react appropriately in different cultural and social situations. Achieving a certificate at this level proves that candidates have reached a very advanced level of English.

C1 Business Higher is aimed at learners who want to:

  • Succeed in business-related studies with English language skills they can prove.
  • Improve their career opportunities – get the English language skills they need to be successful.

C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher) is recognized by the private sector. It is also officially recognized in Greece by the state (ASEP/Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) as a certification of English language competence at various levels depending on the Cambridge English Scale overall score, as follows:

Level of recognition Overall score
C2 200-210
C1 180-199

C1 Business Higher is accepted globally by top international companies as well as education institutions and business schools.

Last Update At: 2019/02/19 - 16:21:40

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