The CAE Professional Centre

The Cambridge Academy of English Professional Centre provides effective English courses to help you practise the skills you need for your job. You will learn English while you mix with other professionals in many fields and from many countries. You will have round-the-clock access to the Centre, free use of all facilities and a local fitness centre, and a subsidised social programme.

Please see Booking Your Course for further details.

The CAE Professional Centre is being renovated between November 2018 and March 2019

We opened the CAE Professional Centre in 1994 and it has been extremely successful and popular for over two decades. As we run courses in the building for up to 50 weeks of the year, there has been little time to make any big changes in the last 25 years. Now is the time!

Since mid-November 2018, the CAE Professional Centre has moved to a separate floor of our main building (this is a requirement of Business English UK) and it will remain there during the refurbishment.

The NEW CAE Professional Centre will open at the beginning of April 2019.

Our fantastic CAE Professional Centre team are here to look after you throughout the next few months and are very excited about a new and fresh start in Spring 2019. From now until next April, everything including classes, equipment and teaching – and even the ever-popular coffee machine! – will be the same, just located on a separate floor in the main building of our campus in Girton, Cambridge.


  • The CAE Professional Centre is an attractive training centre in the Cambridge suburb of Girton. The building is small, intimate and friendly. Even during the busiest periods there are never more than 19 clients attending courses. The minimum age for enrolment is 25. The atmosphere in which to learn English is mature and businesslike, tranquil and friendly.
  • We will give you a security keycard so that you can get into the centre at evenings and during the weekends. You will have free access to our mini-lab, audio/visual library, training and reference material, computers and e-mail and internet facilities. We are wi-fi enabled and presently building a virtual learning environment to complement our wide range of language training opportunities.
  • You can make yourself a hot drink while you prepare a presentation, work on your specific language weaknesses or just enjoy a good film with your fellow students. We know that learning English doesn't stop when the classes end, so we provide plenty of opportunity for private study and organised social activities outside the centre.
  • We can book your accommodation for you in one of our homestays or in a hotel.


  • There is a maximum of four in a group.
  • You may study one-to-one with a teacher if you wish.
  • There is a minimum of 25 hours study time a week.
  • There is unlimited opportunity for private study.


  • You can start any Monday
  • You can study for a week or more
  • You can study in a small group or one-to-one or both.


  • Everyone is over 25.
  • The centre is only for professional people.
  • The trainers are well qualified and from professional backgrounds.


  • Our clients come from a wide range of companies.
  • Our range of clients is increasing.
  • Many companies regularly send us their staff for training.
  • People often come back for a repeat refresher course.