First Certificate in English (FCE)

Cambridge English: First, commonly known as First Certificate in English (FCE), is a popular upper-intermediate English exam.

Is FCE for you?

Can you…

  • understand texts from a wide variety of sources?
  • use English to make notes while someone is speaking in English?
  • talk to people about a wide variety of topics?
  • understand people talking in English on radio or television programmes?

If this describes your skills now, or describes the level of skills you are working towards, then FCE is the right exam for you.

What will FCE do for you?

Cambridge ESOL is a department of the world-famous and historic University of Cambridge. Attaining one of its certificates is an achievement and a reward in itself. However, there are many other benefits to taking FCE:

  • an FCE certificate is valid for life
  • FCE is truly international, recognised around the world for business and study purposes
  • thousands of employers, universities and government departments officially recognise FCE as a qualification in upper-intermediate English.
  • FCE gives you a pathway to higher qualifications such as the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • FCE’s ‘Can Do’ skills give you the confidence to use English in real situations.