SummaryThe C2 Proficiency exam is a test of general English language ability run by Cambridge ESOL. A CPE qualification shows that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a highly competent English speaker. Passing the exam means you have the level of English that is required to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme. As with other Cambridge exams such as the B2 First and C1 Advanced, the qualification is widely recognised in European countries by employers, and increasingly recognised in Asia and South America. It is not intended as a test that measures English ability for entry to English-speaking universities and other institutions, but a pass in one of the Cambridge exams is often accepted as evidence of English-language ability for this purpose. Course entry level: Post advanced. Course hours: Full-time: 23 hours per week; 20 (60-minute) hours in class; 3 (60-minute) hours teacher-supervised independent learning. You must be at least 17 years old to apply.