The Cambridge First Certificate in English demonstrates an upper-intermediate/advanced level of English. They are recognised internationally by employers, colleges and universities as proof that you can independently use English well enough to live and work in an English speaking country or study on a course taught in English.

Our Cambridge First Certificate course combines General English with examination preparation. The aim of the course is to develop your communicative competence and to prepare you as fully as possible for the examination. We will guide and support you so that you achieve your best possible result. Our teachers will ensure you know how to approach each question type and have had plenty of practice in each of the exam papers.

These are:

• Reading and Use of English

• Writing

• Listening

• Speaking

You will be given an exam preparation course book and additional learning materials. You will be expected to complete 1-2 hours of homework per day.

You will complete regular practice tests and receive detailed feedback on your progress from your teacher throughout the course.

We also offer part-time Cambridge preparation courses with 8 lessons per week.

Liverpool School of English is a Cambridge exam centre so you can take the exam here at the end of your course. All parts of the exam will take in place in the final week of your course.  Some examinations take place on a Saturday so you will need to depart on a Sunday.


When you apply to take a Cambridge Examination course, we will send you a pre-test to check that you are at the right level for the course. If you are unsure of your level and would like to take a quick test to give you a general indication, you can do so here.

If, on arrival, students do not have a level appropriate for their chosen course, they will be offered an alternative course. Depending on the pre-test result, students may take part of the Cambridge preparation course. Fees would be pro-rata.


Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation 8 (Part-Time)
13:00 - 15:00 Exam PreparationReading and Use of English: Parts 1 + 2 Speaking: Part 1Listening: Parts 1 + 2 Speaking: Parts 3 + 4Writing: Part 1 Reading and Use of English: Part 3Speaking: Part 2 Listening: Part 3
Cambridge FCE Preparation 23 (GE 15 plus Exam preparation 8)
9:00 - 12:00 General EnglishVocabulary: Food and cooking. Listening and Speaking: Food and Eating.Listening and Speaking: Restaurants. Grammar: Present simple and continuous.Vocabulary and Speaking: Family. Grammar: Future forms.Pronunciation: Sentence stress. Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality.Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes. Practical English: Meeting new people.
13:00 - 15:00 Exam PreparationReading and Use of English: Parts 1 + 2 Speaking: Part 1Listening: Parts 1 + 2 Speaking: Parts 3 + 4Writing: Part 1 Reading and Use of English: Part 3Speaking: Part 2 Listening: Part 3


Cambridge FCE Preparation Courses 2019
Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation 8£110 per week
(Full-Time)10 weeks12 weeks
Cambridge FCE Preparation 23£2160£2590


There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees.

  • 19th April
  • 22nd April
  • 6th May
  • 27th May
  • 26th August

Christmas Holidays Close on 20th December 2019 and re-open on 2nd January 2020

  • Fees include:
  • Access to Social Programme
  • Access to Free Support Classes (maximum 3 per week)
  • Access to LSe-Learning valid from the start of your course until 6 months after your course finishes
  • Regular progress tests and 1:1 tutorials

Extra Fees:

  • Registration Fee £50
  • Materials Fee £25 (Coursebooks will be provided)
  • CAS Fee £21 (For non-EU students applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa) (subject to change)*
  • Courier Fee £75 (For students who require a hard copy of their visa letter for their visa application)*

*these fees are dependent on the type of Visa the student has

Exam Fee (subject to change):

  • £120


How long are the lessons?

Lessons last for 55 minutes.

Can I do the course without the exam?

Yes if you want to do the course only that is possible.

I can’t come for the full 10/12 weeks, is it still possible to come for some of the course?

Please send us a message to discuss your availability and we can help you with your enquiry.

Is it possible to book the exam only?

Yes, please visit for more information.