Courses - Exam preparation courses

Course Overview

First Certificate English

Recognised around the world for business and study purposes

There are many benefits to taking FCE:

  • a Cambridge First certificate English is valid for life
  • Cambridge First Certificate is recognised around the world for business and study purposes
  • thousands of employers, universities and government departments officially recognise First Certificate exam as a qualification in upper-intermediate English
  • Skills developed on the course give you the confidence to use English in real situations

Our courses
The First Certificate exam courses are run by teachers with experience in exam preparation. A combination of excellent resources, small groups and dedicated and dynamic teachers results in rapid learning in a focused but fun environment. We take these courses seriously and expect you to work hard – in return you will get a lot out of a First Certificate English course that will help your future studies and career.

Social Activities

Social programme
The activity program offers a range of activities so that there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Our activities are inclusive on our exam preparation courses and our general English courses for adults.

As well as our inclusive activities and sports below, we also offer optional activities for a small additional charge. (See optional activities below).


These trips include a guided tour (if requested), travel and of course, free time for shopping!

All of our trips offer students the chance to see more of British culture. Whether it is history, architecture, museums, cathedrals and famous monuments, our trips have something for everyone. Importantly, the cost of travel is included in your course price. We use very modern, comfortable coaches with DVD facilities to keep you entertained on your journey!

Sport and activities
We offer a variety of sports to students and try to encourage mixed nationality games to help you meet new friends and practise your English. A local gym for older students is available at a small cost (see optional activities). If you are not a particularly sporty person, we can offer a range of alternative activities to keep you busy, such as:

  • Dance classes
  • Drama workshops
  • Discos
  • Cinema
  • Street dance
  • Beach games

All activities will be well supervised and will encourage students to interact and mix with different nationalities.

Optional extra activities
There are a number of optional extra activities including:

  • Museums, galleries, cathedrals
  • The London Eye
  • Climbing
  • Skatepark
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Minigolf


This is the sample programme for a 1-week programme:

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Fees & Bookings

Please contact us to discuss dates and fees.

To view our terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy, please click here.

Course Facts

Class hours: 20 hours per week

Accommodation: Homestay/student residence

Number of weeks: 1-4 weeks

Class size: Maximum 16*

Class nationality: Closed or mixed** groups

Course entry test: Yes

Age range: 13 - 19 years old

Levels offered: B1/B2/C1

End of course certificate: Yes

Transfers: Available on request

* Class sizes may increase to 18 depending on total number of students in a group. For example, a group of 51 students would be placed into 3 classes of 17
** Differences in age, level of English and programme structure mean this is not always possible
Please note, as we operate a jigsaw timetable when at peak, classes can be scheduled for afternoons even on standard 15-hour programmes