Course - First Certificate in English

FCE exam preparation in London

First Certificate in English shows that your ability to use English is at the upper intermediate level, or level B2 according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Cambridge First Certificate in English is well-known and recognised in over 100 countries worldwide and may be valuable for your international professional career and studies abroad.

The First Certificate in English course is conducted by high quality teachers in a positive and friendly atmosphere. The FCE course is very intensive and we advise you, if possible, to take a month on the Intensive General English course immediately before it. During this month you can improve your general English and English vocabulary which will help you when you start the FCE course.

Please write to info@londonschool.com if you have any questions.

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  • Course level:

Levels 5 - 6 on the school's level scale

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  • Fees:

2017

(9 weeks)
£3825 + £150 exam fee

(8 weeks)
£3400 + £150 exam fee

(4 weeks)
£1700 + £150 exam fee


  • Dates:

2017


(9 weeks)
3rd April - 2nd June (exam: 3rd Jun)

(8 weeks)
16th October - 8th December (exam: 9th Dec)

(4 weeks)
3rd - 28th July (exam: 27th July)

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  • Participants age:

Minimum age: 18
Average age: 28


  • Group size:

Maximum 12


  • Course length:

9, 8 or 4 weeks (you must do the full course)


  • Hours per week:

24 hours per week (24 x 60 minutes)
09.15 - 15.45 Monday - Friday


Who's it for?

Find out if this course is suitable for your needs 

This FCE exam course is for you if you want to pass First Certificate in English test.

You already speak English confidently in everyday situations related to social life, studies and work, and you may have a wide vocabulary in English. However, you may still need to show a certificate of English proficiency for your work or at a higher educational institution. 

The course participants need to have levels 5-6 on the school's English level scale. Therefore we will ask you to complete a written pre-course test before we can guarantee your place in this FCE exam course. 


Course content

The areas that you can expect to cover during a typical course

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This First Certificate in English (FCE) course is  highly intensive training where you will focus on all of the main skills that are required in the FCE exam. A lot of attention is given to developing the different forms of writing tested in the exam, and to achieving a high degree of grammatical accuracy. English vocabulary development is another extremely important aspect of the course. Listening and speaking are also significant parts of the course.

As part of the FCE course, you will take a full mock FCE exam to give you an idea of what to expect, and to get you used to working under examination conditions. You will also concentrate on developing good exam techniques and practise with past FCE exam papers.

Throughout the Cambridge First Certificate course, you will regularly recieve a wide variety of FCE certificate language practice for homework which will help you to identify the areas that you particularly need to focus on improving. You will receive a lot of individual feedback, correction and advice.

A full online practice FCE exam is included in the course.

The benefits

What you can expect to achieve from your course

By the end of this First Certificate in English course you will be able to:

  • achieve the best possible result at the FCE exam
  • approach the 5 different components of the Cambridge FCE exam (Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking) with ease
  • improve your knowledge of English grammar
  • speak English more confidently
  • understand what you read and hear in English language more easily
  • use a wider range of English vocabulary in your written and spoken language
  • understand the areas you need to work on the most in English

Dates & Fees

When this course takes place and how much it costs

Course fee and exam fee (2016)

  • £3400 (8 week course) 
  • Exam fee £140

All FCE study materials as well as everyday lunch at the school are included in all course fees.

If you would like us to book an FCE exam place for you, please tell us when you book your course.

It is advisable to book your exam while booking the course to guarantee your place. A late fee may be payable for exam bookings received less than 3 weeks before the start date of the course.

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