Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Course – Mornings 

Minimum language level required

Upper Intermediate (B2)

Course start date

Any Monday

Maximum length of course

48 weeks

Hours per week

15 hours tuition with breaks (12.5 hours without) 

Course group size

15 students maximum

Course times

9.15am to 12.00pm Monday to Friday


The Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE) Exam Preparation Course is the best way of proving to a potential employer that you speak, read, write and can understand English to a sufficient level to work in an English-speaking company. We believe this essential addition to your CV will enhance your chances of finding a job, if you are coming from outside the UK to find employment.

This globally accepted English language qualification is run here at the Islington Centre for English (ICE), London throughout the year.

Our morning classes are aimed towards gaining a good grade in the FCE exam and you will learn the vocabulary, grammar and exam skills you need to succeed. Students often find that working towards the FCE qualification, with the exam at the end, helps to keep them motivated to concentrate on their learning, ensuring they make the best progress possible. 

Please note that, since the disastrous idea that was Brexit, there are fewer students taking the Cambridge exams in the UK.  So, these days, FCE and CAE exam students study together with General English students in the same class.  This still works very well as you will receive tuition in all essential skill areas at the correct level along with additional support from the teacher.  When we have enough exam students, we also offer extra exam-specific Cambridge First and Cambridge Advanced lessons.

At ICE, class sizes are small (with a maximum of 15 students) and are taught by tutors who are experienced, native English speakers. Running every morning from 9.15-12.00 pm, Monday to Friday, (with 12.5 hours of teaching time) you can choose to study for either 2, 3, or 4 afternoons a week.

Exam enrolment itself will be taken care of by the college and students will pay the exam enrolment fee of £160 (paper based exam) or £160 (computer based), plus a £15 registration fee.

This course will leave you plenty of free time to take an afternoon job or explore London. Why not join our fun, weekly social trips and outings so you can make new friends whilst you are here!

You can enrol anytime. As one of the best value English classes in London, we welcome potential students who may wish to join us for a free trial class. Why not contact Islington Centre for English, London to arrange a time!

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Course Information

Our courses for individual enrolments are for adults.  The minimum age is 16.  Junior courses are provided for 11 to 16 year-olds as part of group tuition packages. 

See more General information about our courses or read our Terms & Conditions of enrolment.