FAQs

BULATS blended learning course

How does the BULATS blended learning course work?

The BULATS blended learning course has been designed so that the materials studied online are consolidated with classroom teaching delivered by a tutor in face-to-face or virtual sessions.

You would normally study between 60–70% of the course online and 30–40% in the classroom, a total of 50 hours of study.

What does the BULATS blended learning course include?

The course is organised into three modules:

  • Reading and Listening module (30 hours)
  • Speaking module (10 hours)
  • Writing module (10 hours).

The modules are split into 50 lessons with hundreds of interactive practice exercises based on input from written and spoken sources (audio and video) which are commonly used in a work or business situation. Topics include careers and recruitment, service industry, wholesale and retail, company performance and communications.

How are classroom sessions organised and structured?

Classroom sessions - face-to-face or virtual - are organised by the tuition provider in liaison with their teaching staff and are arranged to fit in with an individual learner’s or organisation's time schedule.

What level of language is the BULATS blended learning course suitable for?

The BULATS course is mapped from levels B1 to C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

CEFR level BULATS score Level description
C2 90–100 Upper advanced
C1 75–89 Advanced
B2 60–74 Upper intermediate
B1 40–59 Intermediate
A2 20–39 Elementary
A1 0–19 Beginner

 

How many hours per week are learners expected to study?

This is up to the course provider to decide. As a guide, if learners are expected to complete the course over a period of three months, the average study time per week would be four to five hours split between studying online and in the classroom.

Do I get a certificate when I have completed the BULATS blended learning course?

The BULATS blended learning course is not certificated. Learners who have completed the course successfully should be ready to take the BULATS test which is certificated. To take the test, you must register with an approved BULATS Agent. To find an agent.

Does the course contain any past test papers for me to practise?

This is a preparation course and it does not contain past test papers. You can see demonstration online tests here and sample paper-based tests here.

Who can I contact if I have any further queries about the course?

If you are already enrolled on the course, please contact your tuition provider administrator. If you are interested in enrolling on a course, go to take the test to find out more.

Who can I contact if I have any problems accessing the BULATS blended learning course?

If you have any problems, please complete the enquiry form on the BULATS website. If you are in the course and have any problems, complete the enquiry form on Fronter.

Where can I take the BULATS blended learning courses?

BULATS blended learning courses are run by registered tuition providers. To find the centre nearest to you click here.

BULATS self-study, 100% online course

How does the BULATS self-study course work?

This is a fully online course. Learners work through interactive practice exercises and receive immediate feedback for the Reading and Listening papers. Learners can compare their work to model answers in Speaking and Writing.

What level of language is the BULATS self-study course suitable for?

The BULATS course is mapped from levels B1–C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
 

CEFR level BULATS score Level description
C2 90–100 Upper advanced
C1 75–89 Advanced
B2 60–74 Upper intermediate
B1 40–59 Intermediate
A2 20–39 Elementary
A1 0–19 Beginner

 

What does the BULATS self-study course include?

The course is organised into three modules:

  • Reading and Listening module (30 hours)
  • Speaking module (10 hours)
  • Writing module (10 hours).

The modules are split into 50 lessons with hundreds of interactive practice exercises based on input from written and spoken sources (audio and video) which are commonly used in a work or business situation. Topics include careers and recruitment, service industry, wholesale and retail, company performance and communications.

Where can I take the BULATS self-study course?

The BULATS self-study course can be bought from participating tuition providers and can be bought online through the Cambridge ESOL eShop. Go to BULATS Online Courses to find out more.

How many study hours per week does the BULATS self-study course involve?

This is entirely up to the learner to decide. As a guide, learners are expected to complete the course over a period of three months and so the average study time per week is four to five hours.

Do I get a certificate when I complete the BULATS self-study course?

The BULATS blended learning course is not certificated. Learners who have completed the course successfully should be ready to take the BULATS test which is certificated. To take the test, you must register with an approved BULATS Agent. To find an Agent.

Does the course contain any past test papers for me to practise?

This is a preparation course and it does not contain past test papers. You can see demonstration online tests here and sample paper-based tests here.

Who can I contact if I have any problems accessing the BULATS self-study course?

If you have any problems, please complete the enquiry form on the BULATS website. If you are in the course and have any problems, complete the enquiry form on Fronter.