Chester: Cambridge First FCE exam preparation
Prepare for the B2 First Certificate exam with ELC Chester!
- Min age: 16 (15)
- Min/max weeks: 4 – 5
- Max students: 12
- Hours per week: 21 – 22.5
- Lessons per week: 28 – 30
ELC Brighton, ELC Eastbourne and ELC Chester offer a wide choice of high-quality English language courses in a warm, friendly and professional environment.
Each school has its own unique character but all of the staff at each of the three schools are passionate about providing comprehensive, practical courses and very personal service.
The group of three schools is ranked the No 1 group of English language schools in the UK by EL Gazette in its review of language school groups and chains.
From beginner-level English to demanding, highly advanced Cambridge English qualifications, ELC has a broad range of courses and programmes geared towards helping you achieve your English exam goals.
Choose between group and individual lessons and benefit from our support and guidance throughout, in Chester, Eastbourne and Brighton. Across the three schools we can prepare you for a range of different exams, in lots of different formats - from short, intensive four-week dedicated preparation courses in the summer, to longer 10-12 week courses which build up steadily towards the exam date, and combine general English development alongside specific exam preparation classes.
If there is an exam for which you would like English test preparation help, but we don’t have a group course, please let us know and we can offer you one-to-one classes
Most of our courses are for students aged 16 or over, but if you are 15, you can enrol if you are part of a larger group and you are in the school with your group leader. Course eligibility is dictated by your CEFR level of ability - depending on the course you choose, our classes require you to hold a CEFR level between A1 (Beginner) and C1+ (Advanced).
Here you can see which courses are available at each of our locations.
Prepare for the B2 First Certificate exam with ELC Chester!
This course in Chester will help prepare you for the challenging C1 Advanced (Cambridge Advanced). A great course for a brilliant test of your English skills.
The IELTS preparation course in Chester combines morning General English with focussed IELTS exam preparation in the afternoons.
The Cambridge B2 First (FCE) Exam Preparation course at ELC Eastbourne will get you in top shape for this exam.
Our Cambridge C1 Advanced exam preparation course in Eastbourne is a comprehensive study programme designed to fully prepare you for this challenging examination.
Prepare for your IELTS exam in Eastbourne on this 4-week programme.
Our Cambridge B2 First (previously called the Cambridge English: First, or FCE) examination course at ELC Brighton is designed to improve your overall language…
The Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam represents the pinnacle of English language learning. Our course in Brighton will help get you ready for the ultimate test.
The C1 Advanced exam is no walk in the park, and careful preparation is the key to success. In Brighton we've run this course successfully for many years.
Prepare for your IELTS exam in Brighton on this 4-week programme with two formats to choose from.
Combine General English with afternoon TOEIC lessons so you can prepare for this test of international communication.
This is a great option if you need to boost your English language skills because you're planning to study at university.
Our language learning levels relate closely to how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) define them, but with a difference which we have found to help our students at Elementary level.
|ELC level||Equivalent CEFR levels|
|Upper A1||Lower A2|
We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 50 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 10 to 20 minutes. At the end of it, we will tell you your probable level.
But when you book, we will ask you to take a more detailed and accurate test, to make sure that you start in the class which is best for you.
If you’re a student of English and you’re looking to improve your English language skills and fluency quickly and effectively in readiness for an exam, then we think we’re a very safe bet.
If you’re not sure whether you actually need to take an exam, or which one you need, please do contact us so we can help you choose.
We offer year-round English language courses in three English locations. All our schools are classic, historical buildings with up-to-date, modern language learning facilities, and a warm and friendly welcome.
Brighton and Hove is a lively, cosmopolitan seaside city of about 300,000 people with a vivid cultural life. It is about 85 km – 1 hour – south of central London and surrounded by the beautiful Sussex countryside. Learn more about Brighton
Chester is an English city with 2,000 years of heritage, excellent shopping and a lively nightlife. It is 30km from Liverpool and 60km from Manchester – major cities of around half a million people each. Learn more about Chester
Eastbourne is a traditional seaside town that’s regularly the UK’s sunniest place. It is about 120 km from central London. The beautiful South Downs national park rises up directly from the western end of its seafront. Learn more about Eastbourne
Not everyone needs an exam preparation course. If that’s not a priority for you, then our General English classes will work just as hard to boost your fluency and confidence in English, but with out the specific preparation for an international exam.
Our general English programmes in Brighton are suitable for anyone aged 16 or above, and run throughout the year.
The General English courses in Eastbourne are designed to give you the confidence to communicate effectively in real-life situations.
Our General English courses in Chester have dedicated classes for all age groups.
At ELC Chester we offer students aged 25 small-group English classes which are well-suited to working professionals. If you are 25 and over and enjoy a challenge,…
The English course for people aged 50 and over in Chester gives you a rich blend of English tuition and cultural exploration.
The 50 plus English programme is for people aged 50 years or more. This is a delightful English and British culture experience - a real language holiday.