FCE Exam Preparation Course

The key to success when attempting an exam is 50% strategy and 50% knowledge...

Our FCE Exam Preparation Courses will cover all the parts of your chosen exam in detail, focusing on exam strategies and techniques in order to help you excel at the exam. We will also provide you with a personalised study plan constantly monitoring your strengths and weaknesses to help you succeed.

Students can join whenever they want and finish whenever they are ready to take the exam. Since it is an on-going course, exam strategies and techniques are repeatedly reviewed and reinforced so that newcomers do not miss out on vital information and tips regarding the exam. The same is true concerning the theoretical knowledge and practice of exam parts and individual papers.

Those who would like to improve their grammar and vocabulary knowledge besides their examination skills could also join our General English courses (on a flexible basis, from one day to five days a week) and so prepare for the FCE exam through two joint courses.

Course Material

Textbook (to be purchased when joining the course) and supplementary material. Textbooks cost around £30.

Enrolment Information

The minimum level requirement to join this course is B2 (Upper-Intermediate). Students can choose how often they would like to attend the course: 3 hours - 8 hours/week.

All those students who would like to join our FCE Examination Preparation Courses are required to do an entry test, including an Interview, Listening, Reading, Use of English and Writing. The test and the interview take approximately two hours. All this is necessary for us to determine the exact English level and knowledge of our new students as well as their aims and targets regarding the date they wish to take the exam on. You do not need to prepare for the test since its aim is to paint a clear and realistic picture of your strengths and weaknesses, i.e. essential information for achieving your goal. With that information, you and your tutors can then start working for the exam, based on a personalised study plan.


We offer 10% discount for the booking and full payment of 10 weeks or more. For the booking and payment of 20 weeks or more, we offer 15% (does not apply to One-to-One tuition or bookings made via agents).

FCE Exam

Please note that Nottingham Language Academy is not an FCE examination centre so students cannot take the exam at the school. However, we can help you register and take the same elsewhere. If you need help with finding an examination centre, please ask for advice from your FCE teacher, Director of Studies or a member of the Student Services team.

Exam fees range between £120 and £140.

Month Paper based Computer based
January - 20 Saturday
February - 24 Saturday
March 10 Saturday
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24 Saturday
April 14 Saturday 10 Tuesday
May 19 Saturday 26 Saturday
June 09 Saturday
12 Tuesday
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07 Thursday
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July 26 Thursday 14 Saturday
August 23 Thursday 10 Friday
September - 28 Friday
October 13 Saturday 20 Saturday
November 10 Saturday 23 Friday
December 04 Tuesday
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