april, 2019

2019mon29apr(apr 29)6:30 pmmon08jul(jul 8)8:30 pmFCE / English First Certificate01223 712340 - Enquire in centre for further informationParkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 9 weeks


April 29 (Monday) 6:30 pm - July 8 (Monday) 8:30 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

9 weeks

Book a place on the course

Assessment BEFORE placement is essential - please contact the office on either 01223 712340 or learnandtrain@cap.education to arrange this. Bookings are reserved for re-enrollers until 10th December - for further information call the office on 01223 712340

Price £99.00 (£60.00)

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Course details

Brief Description:

The First Certificate (Cambridge English: First exam) is at Level B2 of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and is an exam for people who need to prove they can use every day written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes. The course will offer preparation for the exam, although more than one term’s course may be necessary to attain the required level. All four skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking, will be systematically developed and practiced and in-depth exam training will be given. To access information on exam centers offering this qualification/ booking deadlines and dates for the exam please go onto the website: www.cambridgeenglish.org You will also be able to access exam practice papers.

The course is priced per 9 weeks (one term); you will find, as most learners do, that you will need more than one term’s tuition to be prepared for the exam (if you choose to enter for it). If this is the case you will be offered the opportunity to re-enrol and pay for another term.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

An assessment test is needed for placement purposes. A £5 charge is payable at the time of assessment. This cost is redeemable against your course fee. To book an appointment call the office on 01223 712340. If you have recently completed the PET exam please bring in your certificate.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will have:
• a better understanding of the main grammatical features of English
• practiced a wide range of vocabulary in different situations
• practiced writing descriptions, essays, letters, reports etc.
• revised grammar, word building, collocations and phrasal verbs
• practised past papers and exam-style tasks

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment

You will need to buy a text book. Straight to First Student’s Book with Answers Pack
Series: Straight to First Author: Norris, Roy Publisher: Macmillan Education
ISBN: 9780230498112 Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2016 Level: B2 Upper Intermediate
Price: £26.00 (£25.80 + £0.20 VAT).
Available from Cambridge International Bookshop, Hills Road (or Amazon etc.)

Some materials are provided by the tutor.

For the first session you will need to bring….

A4 file, notebook and pen/pencil

Examination Fees:

Fees and dates of the exams to be confirmed. This course only covers tuition in preparation for exam – no certification fee is included in the cost of the course. To access information on exam centers offering this qualification/ booking deadlines and dates for the exam please go onto the website: www.cambridgeenglish.org

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The tutor will advise you.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Embarek OulfkihI was educated in Morocco and Belgium, I gained my BA and PGCE before completing an MA in ESOL at the Institute of Education, University of London in 1994. I have taught EFL in Morocco for a number of years and since coming to UK, I have taught ESL at CCSS for 18 years followed by a year at the Leys. I am currently working at Parkside Community College. Besides teaching, I have worked as course director for Select English in Cambridge for three consecutive summers and have been a consultant and examiner for CIE for many years.

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