First Certificate in English (FCE)

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What is the First Certificate in English (FCE)?

The Cambridge FCE is an international exam, recognised by thousands of employers as a qualification in upper-intermediate English (Level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference).

Taking this exam will open doors to international education and provide employment opportunity, helping you to start working in an English speaking environment. 

Who accepts the FCE?

The First Certificate is accepted by many educational institutions as evidence of your English skills, and also by major multinational companies such as American Express, Siemens and Procter & Gamble.

Why take the FCE with the British Council?

A million people take exams with the British Council every year. In Spain, we have many years experience working with the First Certificate in English and other Cambridge exams. We provide pre-exam support and a professional and efficient service to make your exam day run as smoothly as possible.

What’s in the exam?

The First Certificate is made up of five parts:

  • reading
  • writing
  • use of English
  • listening
  • speaking

Find out more about the exam and how to prepare for it

How to Register        

Registering is quick and easy. Register for your FCE exam.

Useful Links

FCE – official Cambridge exam site.