+ What is B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P)?

The B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P) exam is for individual learners who want to have a business-related English language qualification on B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). By taking an internationally recognised business qualification like B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P), you can show that you have learned English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context.

+ Who takes official B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P) Cambridge exam?

In Switzerland, B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P) is mainly taken by KV students as the final school-leaving exam after their three year apprenticeship. It is also used in the corporate sector by candidates who intend to enhance their business English skills, due changing requirements in the world of work, because more and more companies in Switzerland require minimum English language skills at CEFR B1 level.

+ Do I have to pass each paper in order to pass the whole examination?

No. Your grade is based on your overall score in all the papers.

+ Who is B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P) for?

More than ever, a good knowledge of English is needed to succeed in international business and commerce. The B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P) is taken by learners or professionals with a good basic education in English and is a popular qualification with employers.

+ How is B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P) recognised?

Many companies in Switzerland recognise B1 Business Preliminary (BEC P) as a full B1 qualification. It is also an excellent foundation to continue with preparing for a next level exam such as B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) or B2 First (FCE).

+ Where can I find more information about B1 Business Preliminary?

For more information about B1 Business Preliminary, visit: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/business-preliminary/