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West Wimbledon College offers intensive preparation courses for the Business English Certificate at our Leicester campus. The Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation courses prepare students in BEC test taking strategies for the BEC Vantage, and the BEC Higher.


We are centrally located in West Wimbledon - less than 5 minutes walk from the Raynes Park Train Station.


The topic areas include the following:

  • Personal identification
  • The office, general business environment and routine
  • Entertainment of clients, free time, relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Travel and conference meetings
  • Using the telephone
  • Health and safety
  • Buying and selling
  • Company structures, systems, processes
  • Products and services
  • Results and achievements
  • Business issues


There are four parts to the BEC tests:

  • speaking
  • listening
  • reading
  • writing


The Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation courses prepare students in BEC test taking strategies. The course is communication based and focuses on English as it is used in today's global business world. A business background is an advantage, but not essential for BEC.

Additional course themes may include:

  • International trade
  • Meeting and negotiation skills
  • Teamwork & team-building
  • Human resources
  • Stock market
  • E-business and E-commerce


Business English Certificate (BEC) Examinations

The BEC examinations can be taken in UK three times each year in March, June and November. Three classes of passing grade are available, A, B and C, and two classes of failing grade, D and E. All candidates are provided with a Statement of Results which includes a graphical display of the candidate's performance in each paper. These are shown against the scale Exceptional - Good - Borderline - Weak and indicate the candidate's relative performance in each paper. Passing candidates are awarded a certificate.


All our courses are competitively priced. See our prices

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