In the Cambridge FIRST Certificate in English (FCE) online course (for updated exam from 2015) you will get plenty of past examination papers to practise the exact question types you'll see in the test in conditions that are similar to those of the real Cambridge exam. This course is taught by an expert instructor, who will supervise your progress and provide regular feedback on areas to improve.


Course Description

The Cambridge FIRST (FCE) Exam Preparation course is designed to prepare you for the FIRST Certificate in English exam (for updated exam from 2015) and to develop your English language skills for the individual sections which the Cambridge First exam comprises:  Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking

Through the course, learners will become familiar with each part of the exam and will develop proven strategies and approaches to ensure optimum exam performance. You will be provided with grade/scored report to show how well you have done and your English Tutor/Teacher will provide you with detailed answer feedback so you know what your strengths and weaknesses.

Cambridge FIRST (FCE) Exam Preparation Courses

  • Focus on improving skills and exam technique

  • Online practice exam papers made in the same way as the real exam using the same sort of questions and answers

  • Full mock online exams prepared and corrected to Cambridge standards
  • Instructed by experienced First Certificate (FCE) teachers who know and understand the exam
  • English Tutor/Teacher assigned to each learner to monitor your progress and provide you constructive feedback and advice on areas you need to improve
  • All courses developed and supervised by our Language Academic Manager
  • Progress at your own pace and convenience, according to your needs, with full access to online practice exams

Cambridge ESOL exams are recognised by employers, universities and colleges all over the world, and their results are valid for life. Enter your exam feeling thoroughly prepared with the confidence to succeed.

Content and Focus

Cambridge Examination Preparation courses are specifically focused in preparing candidates to successfully complete a set of Cambridge Exams.

The revision of Cambridge English: First (FCE) is now complete and the updated exam will start being used for exam sessions in January 2015. The updated Cambridge English First is made up of four papers developed to test your English skills.

Each of the Full Practice Exams available on the course comprises of 4 papers with a total of 16 parts/activities. You can see exactly what is in each paper below.

PaperContent Purpose
Paper 1
Reading and Use of English

7 parts

Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
Paper 2
2 parts Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and short stories.

Paper 3

4 parts

Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.

Paper 4

4 parts Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.


This course provides comprehensive preparation and practice for all exam papers based on the completion of more than 50 different activities from past exam papers that covers all different exam parts.The Cambridge FIRST Certificate in English (FCE) Exam Preparation course is an online course combined with learner supports delivered by an English Tutor/Teacher.

Watch this video to learn how to navigate and get the most out of the course and to know the typical structure and content you will find in our courses.

Our specialised examination preparation course complements you existing English language learning programme and makes preparing for examinations both fun and effective by using challenging and engaging activities from past exam papers.

English Tutor/Teacher

You are assigned a English Tutor/Teacher who is always a qualified native speaker teacher with several years of experience of preparing students for Cambridge exams. 

Throughout the course your English Tutor/Teacher will be working hard to keep you motivated and make sure that you improve your English.

Qualified Native Speaker English Tutor/Teacher

  • English Tutor assigned to each learner to guide your study and assess and monitor your progress
  • Your English Tutor will provide you constructive feedback and advice on a regular basis

  • Students can use the Online Learning Campus to contact their tutor via the secure and private messaging system to ask any questions you might have about the course or the exam
  • Your tutor will provide you detailed answer feedback after each full practice exam is completed so you know what your strengths and weaknesses 

Your English Tutor/Teacher will monitor your progress to make sure that you are progressing at the correct rate and will give you feedback and identify your strengths and weaknesses so you know which areas you need to improve.

You will also be assessed on your performance through online assignments and you will be provided with detailed answer feedback so you know what your strengths and weaknesses and grade/score report to show how well you have done.

Once you have been assigned your personal English Tutor/Teacher, you can contact that tutor by sending a message through the online learning campus.

Course Delivery Options

The course will help students practise English language skills and the exam techniques needed to pass the Cambridge FIRST Certificate in English exam. After one of our exam preparation courses, you can tackle the exam with complete confidence.

The following course delivery options are available allowing learners to learn at their own pace and at times that suit them.

Course Delivery Option

Course Duration

5 weeks

14 weeks 8 weeks 4 weeks
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English Video Lessons 

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Practice Grammar Quizzes


Cambridge Practice Exam

1 full mock exam 3 full mock exams 3 full mock exams 3 full mock exams

Practice Exam Papers

4 papers
1 per week
12 papers
1 per week
12 papers
2 per week
12 papers
4 per week

Reading & Use of English

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Course Dates & Prices

Special Offer

Special Offer
Enroll now for just 29 €/month

  • Limited time offer valid for option Plus courses starting in January and February 2015. We reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time.

Enrol in one of our Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses and you will get full access to our online learning campus as well as to your personal English Tutor/Teacher who will guide your study and assess your progress.

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