Cambridge First Certificate
(FCE) Course - Afternoons

Minimum language level required

Upper-Intermediate (B2)

Course Start date

Any Monday

Course 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

12.30 to 3.30pm 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 afternoon 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.

At ICE, class sizes are small (with a maximum of 15 students) but afternoon classes often have less students and are cheaper! Classes are taught by tutors who are experienced, native English speakers. Running every afternoon from 12.30-3.30pm, 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 £140 (paper based exam) or £154 (computer based), plus a £15 registration fee.

This course will leave you plenty of free time to take a morning 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. 

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