FCE Preparation

A First Certificate in English (FCE) Cambridge ESOL qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English speaking country or study on courses taught in English.

FCE Full Time Course

  • 6 Week Course
  • 20 hour and 15 hour per week options
  • Morning and afternoon options
  • Preparation for Reading, Writing, Listening and Use of English papers with regular timed examination practice as well as preparation and practice for speaking exam
  • The programme covers all four skills and pays particular attention to grammar and lexical areas commonly tested in the exam
  • Additional practice in areas of weakness for homework


 Course Dates 2017

Exam Dates*

Latest Registration**

10 July to 18 August 2017 23/24 August 14 July
23 October to 1 December 2017 8/9 December  3 November


Provisional Course Dates 2018*

Exam Dates

Latest Registration

26 February to 06 April 2018 To be confirmed To be confirmed
09 July to 17 August 2018 To be confirmed  To be confirmed
22 October to 30 November 2018 To be confirmed  To be confirmed

*Exam dates are subject to change in accordance with the examination centre in UCC. Please contact us for confirmation of exam dates before booking flights/accommodation.
**Late registrations may be accepted after this date but incur a €50 late registration fee.




15 Hours per Week Morning   20 Hours per Week Morning   15 Hours per Week Afternoon   20 Hours per Week Afternoon

Monday to Friday

09.00 to 12.15


Minimum starting level B1+



Monday to Friday

09.00 to 13.30


Minimum starting level B1



Monday to Friday

13.45 to 17.00


Minimum starting level B1+



Monday to Friday

12.30 to 17.00


Minimum starting level B1


€813 €1065 €699 €915

Fees include 6 week course & exam textbook.

Extra: FCE Examination Registration €175

Prospective students can take a placement test prior to booking the course. To assess levels we will send the school placement test by email to students and have a short speaking examination over the phone.

Students should be made aware that this is an intensive course and they will need to put in a hard working effort to achieve the desired result of passing the exam including completing self study and homework assignments set by the trainer.