First Certificate
©

British Council

Cambridge English: First is also called the First Certificate in English (FCE) and First Certificate in English for Schools (FCEfS). This general English qualification proves that you can speak and write English well enough to work or study in an English-speaking environment.

Level of qualification: Upper intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework.

Exam dates, fees and locations

Andorra

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 205€

Check more available dates for this exam and register here

Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2018 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
15/12/2018 Paper Closed 205€
19/01/2019 Computer 04/01/2019 or places run out* 205€
23/02/2019 Computer 08/02/2019 or places run out* 205€
09/03/2019 Paper 30/01/2019 205€
16/03/2019 For Schools-Paper 06/02/2019 205€

* Limited places
Check more available dates for this exam and register here

Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2018 For Schools - Paper Closed 205€
04/12/2018 For Schools - Computer 20/11/2018 205€
04/12/2018 Paper Closed 205€
15/12/2018 Paper 08/11/2018 205€

Limited places
Check more available dates for this exam and register here

Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
23/11/18 Computer Closed 205€
01/12/18 Computer 18/11/18* 205€
15/12/18 Paper Closed 205€
19/01/19 Computer 07/01/19* 205€
23/02/19 Computer 11/02/19* 205€
09/03/19 Paper 31/01/19 205€
14/03/19 For Schools-Computer 02/03/19 205€
15/03/19 Paper 07/02/19 205€
16/03/19 For Schools-Paper 07/02/19 205€
23/03/19 Computer 11/03/19* 205€

*Limited places
Check more available dates for this exam and register here

Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 205€

Check more available dates for this exam and register here

Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2018 Paper - For Schools Closed 205€
15/12/2018 Paper Until 09/11/2018 205€
09/03/2019 Paper Until 30/01/2019 205€
16/03/2019 Paper - For Schools Until 06/02/2019 205€

Limited places
Check more available dates for this exam and register here

 

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 205€

Check more available dates for this exam and register here

Valencia

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2018 For Schools - Paper Closed 205€
15/12/2018 Paper Closed 205€
19/01/2019 Computer 04/01/2019* 205€
23/02/2019 Computer 06/02/2019* 205€
09/03/2019 Paper 24/01/2019 205€
*Limited places

Check more available dates for this exam and register here

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM?

You should study for the FCE if you want to work in an English-speaking business, live in an English-speaking country or study a foundation-level or pre-university course taught in English.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • write short reports and emails
  • explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English
  • understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?

There are five parts to the FCE exam. You will complete papers Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the speaking with two examiners and one other candidate.

 FCE / FCEFS READING AND USE OF ENGLISH WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed 1hr 15 mins 1 hr 20 mins 40 mins 14 mins 
Marks (% of total) 40% 20% 20% 20%

See also