Examination Courses General English with Cambridge Examination Preparation (FCE & CAE)

It is always valuable to take an internationally-recognised examination. This can help you in your work, study and career development. We offer a range of examinations at different levels to meet the needs of our students.

These exams are the most popular, internationally-recognised Cambridge examinations for work, study and career development.

English in Chester is a Cambridge Exam centre and we will prepare you for the exam you will take here at our school. Tuition fees on FCE and CAE courses include the provision of a main examination course book (and practice book if appropriate) and all examination fees.

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Cambridge English: First (FCE) - Long Courses

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
2 Oct - 8 Dec 2017 9 Dec 2017 (Saturday) 10 £2,850.00 Not Available
16 Apr - 22 Jun 2018 23 Jun 2018 (Saturday) 10 £2,950.00
8 Oct - 14 Dec 2018 15 Dec 2018 (Saturday) 10 £2,950.00

Cambridge English: First (FCE) - Short Fast-track Courses

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
6 Nov - 8 Dec 2017 9 Dec 2017 (Saturday) 5 £1,525.00 Not Available
12 Mar - 13 Apr 2018 14 Apr 2018 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00
21 May - 22 Jun 2018 23 Jun 2018 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00
23 Jul - 24 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2018 (Thursday) 5 £1,575.00
12 Nov - 14 Dec 2018 15 Dec 2018 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Long Courses

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
2 Oct - 8 Dec 2017 9 Dec 2017 (Saturday) 10 £2,850.00 Not Available
16 Apr - 22 Jun 2018 23 Jun 2018 (Saturday) 10 £2,950.00
8 Oct - 14 Dec 2018 15 Dec 2018 (Saturday) 10 £2,950.00

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Short Fast-track Courses

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
6 Nov - 8 Dec 2017 9 Dec 2017 (Saturday) 5 £1,525.00 Not Available
21 May - 22 Jun 2018 23 Jun 2018 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00
23 Jul - 24 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018 (Friday) 5 £1,575.00
12 Nov - 14 Dec 2018 15 Dec 2018 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00

Tuition fees include:

  • e-Chester - e-Chester is our online guided learning programme. You can have free, full access to e-Chester from the time of booking, during your course and for 6 months after your course finishes.
  • Self-Access Centre - Our well-equipped centre is available for you to use. A teacher is available to help you for up to an additional 4¾ hours a week.
  • Tutorials - Regular meetings to discuss your progress / study plans.

There is a registration fee of £55.00 for all bookings. For information on deposits, payment of fees and our refund policy including cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

Examination Courses
Lessons / hours per week
30 lessons / 22½ hours including:
  • 20 core morning lessons
  • 10 lessons Exam Focus group
Start dates
Set start dates, see table. Students may take part of an exam course. Fees are pro rata and there may be a late exam entry fee. Please note the written exam dates. The oral exams will take place before the course finish date.
Minimum Age
16
Maximum Class Size
12
Special requirements
There is a barrier test for all FCE/CAE courses. If students book an exam course and on arrival in Chester are not at the right level, they will be transferred to the most suitable course available.