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EFL - Cambridge First Certificate Examination Upper Intermediate (FCE) (L00025-161708)

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Weekdays/Time: Thu, Tue (09:30 to 12:00)

Started: 25/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 06/07/2017

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  • L00025-161707 EFL - Cambridge First Certificate Examination Upper Intermediate (FCE) Start: 19/04/2017
    Duration: 11 week(s) Days/Time: Mon, Wed (09:30 to 12:00)

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

“Ready for success in the real world?”

• Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE) is an upper-intermediate level qualification. It proves you can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study / CEFR Level B2.
• t proves you can use everyday written and spoken English
• FCE is officially recognised by universities, employers and governments globally. It shows that you are ready for success in the real world.

• Cambridge English exams are recognised by more than 12,000 organisations around the world.

• The following are just a few of the international institutions that recognise Cambridge English: First: University of Bath, Regent’s Business School, London, Universidad Central (Chile), University of Southern Queensland, Universidad de Salamanca, Los Angeles City College (LACC), Hewlett-Packard (HP), KPMG, IBM, ACNielsen, Sony, Bosch, DHL, Credit Suisse, Accenture, Motorola, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Siemens AG

• For a full list of organisations, please see:

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

You must make an appointment via reception, in order to attend an Advice and Guidance session. To contact reception call: 020 8891 5907.

Entry Requirements:

You are a competent user of English (ESOL L1); overall band grade 5/6 in IELTS (English Language Testing System).

Generally, you have an effective command of the language, confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English despite some in accuracies in grammar.

You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

You must attend an Advice and Guidance session to assess your level of English.

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

This course will help you with:


• Understand and enter into discussions with other people.
• Listen to others’ opinions and be able to say what you think.
• Use formal and informal English in different situations.


• Read a variety of different texts such as books, interviews, newspapers, exercises to extend your vocabulary.
• Understand the main points of a piece of writing.
• Find information in a text.


• Organise your writing and plan what you want to write in accordance with the FCE exam criteria.
• Use grammar more accurately.
• Check your work for spelling etc.

You will be given the opportunity to use websites to help with your English and to use the college intranet system to access work set by your tutor.

We recommend you spend a minimum of two terms at the same level in order to pass the exam successfully (i.e. 100 - Guided Learning Hours)

Assessment Methods:

There will be an initial diagnostic test in all five FCE papers: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Speaking and Listening in the first two weeks to assess your overall ability. You will need to achieve 60% in all papers to be able to take the exam in the same term.

During the course, there will be in-class tests and mock exams to help you pass the exam successfully.

Your teacher will assess your individual progress in speaking and listening, reading and writing throughout the course and give you advice on how to improve and when to take the exam with Cambridge.

Additional Information:

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Pen & Paper; folder or file. You will be expected to buy a course book, which will be approximately £25.


You are expected to attend every lesson, however if you are unable to attend you must inform your tutor as soon as possible.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

At the end of the course you can:
• Attend a CAE Cambridge exam course or general Advanced English course (L2)
• Attend an EFL writing exam course
• Attend an EFL conversation and pronunciation course L1/2
• Attend an EFL Business LCCI L1 course

Frequently Asked Questions:

“How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
Your teacher will set homework each week for you. It is important that you complete the homework. Students who do homework make better progress.

“What will happen if I miss a class?”
Please inform your teacher if you are unable to attend a class. Students are expected to attend at least 80% of their classes.

“Are there any other costs involved”
You will be asked to buy a course book.
The FCE exam will cost approx. £80-90.
Your teacher will talk to you about this.

“When will exams take place?”
You can take the FCE Exam at college if you are a student on the FCE course. Your teacher will advise you when they are.

“Do I need any special equipment?”
Please bring a small English/English dictionary, a pen and a folder to keep your work in.

“What books do I need?”
Your teacher will tell you.

“What software do I need?”
Your teacher will show you useful websites and you can use the computers in the Learning Centres.

“Is there any tutorial support?”
Your teacher will meet with you individually at least once a term to help you improve areas of weakness.
If you feel you need any further support, you can speak to your tutor.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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