The B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) exam is for individual learners who want to have a business-related English language qualification at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). By taking an internationally recognised business qualification like B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) candidates can show that they have learned English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context.
Who is B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) for?
More than ever, a good knowledge of English is needed to succeed in international business and commerce. The B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) exam is taken by professionals with a good education in English and is a popular qualification with employers.
Who takes B2 Business Vantage (BEC V)?
In Switzerland, B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) is used as the final school-leaving exam after HF programs (Höhere Fachschulen) in the field of Business or related fields. B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) is also used in the corporate sector by candidates who want to enhance their English skills to CEFR B2 level, with a particular focus on business English.
How is the official B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) certificate recognised?
Many companies in Switzerland recognise B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) as a full B2 qualification. B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) is also a solid basis to prepare for the next level Cambridge English exam (Level C1) such as C1 Business Higher (BEC H) or C1 Advanced (CAE).
Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.
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Flexible Test Options
The B2 Business Vantage (BEC V) exam can be taken as a standard test (paper-based/PB) or as a computer-based (CB) exam. The exam content is exactly the same, it is just the delivery mode (paper-based / computer based) which is different. There are different exam dates for CB and PB exams.
The number of higher-education programmes (HF and FH) in Switzerland offering preparation for the Cambridge Business English Certificates has grown significantly. The BEC certificates are an integral part of these programmes.