UMS stands for “Upper Main Suite” and refers to the 3 higher-level language exams offered by Cambridge.
These are (i) Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) corresponding to CEFR level C2, (ii) Cambridge Advanced (CAE) corresponding to CEFR level C1 and (iii) Cambridge First (FCE) corresponding to CEFR level B2.
These certificates are widely recognised by employers and educational institutions alike and they prove language capabilities as follows:
- CPE certificate holders are recognised as “excellent users of the English Language”.
- CAE certificate holders are recognised as “very good users of the English Language”.
- FCE certificate holders are recognised as “good users of the English Language”.
All the Cambridge UMS exams assess the following language skills:
- Use of English
The Cambridge Proficiency examination is set at C2 level and designed for teenagers and adults. They are also known as the CPE examinations. In Greece they have become the ultimate destination for any serious language learner since they provide access
The Cambridge Advanced is a C1 level examination designed for teenagers and adults and until recently they had been known as the CAE examinations. They are in good demand abroad, as they provide access to many university courses, as well
B2 First for Schools
The Cambridge First and First for Schools are Β2 level examinations designed for adults and teenagers respectively and until recently they had been known as the FCE examinations or as the LOWER examinations long before that. The First for Schools