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Cambridge First Certificate Course FCE

Cambridge First Certificate Course FCE

This Cambridge First Certificate Course includes Intensive practice in Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking. With special attention on examination techniques and tips from your teacher throughout the course.
  • 26 lessons per week
  • High Success Rate
  • Exams held in Dublin.

12 week Cambridge First Certificate Courses leading to each of the MAIN Exam dates i.e. March, June & December exams. 4 week Cambridge First Certificate Courses run in the Summer to prepare for end of July & August exam dates.

Cambridge First Certificate Courses in Dublin

Lessons 20 general English lessons plus 6 Cambridge First Certificate course lessons per week. The morning class (20 lessons per week) will focus on improving general language skills for students focused on achieving examination results. The morning class will incorporate typical requirements such as writing tasks, vocabulary and word formation exercises, reading comprehension and speaking test practice. The morning class will also cover the most common grammar structures that are tested in the examination. The afternoon class (6 lessons per week) will specifically focus on past examination questions and effective techniques for achieving the best result in the examination.
Location Dublin, Ireland
Timetable 09:30 – 13:10hrs, Monday to Friday (general English and exams skills) & 14:00 – 16:45hrs, Monday and Wednesday (examination preparation)
Levels Available First Certificate Examination – Suitable for students with a B2-Upper Intermediate level of English.
Class Size Average 8, MAXIMUM 12 (Jan to Jun & Oct to Dec)
Average 10, maximum 14 (Jul, Aug & Sep)Classroom...
Course Dates
  1. 04/01/2016 to 11/03/2016 (10 week course)
  2. 21/03/2016 to 10/06/2016 (12 week course)
  3. 27/06/2016 to 22/07/2016 (*4 week course/ 5 weeks accommodation required), The (Dublin) exam date will be 28/07/16)
  4. 25/07/2016 to 19/08/2016 (*4 week course)
  5. 19/09/2016 to 09/12/2016 (12 week course)

*Note: It is possible to reserve both the July & August course dates together i.e. 8 weeks preparation. Please do not reserve return flights for Saturday as speaking test (paper 5) will sometimes be timetabled for the final Saturday of the course. Return flights should be arranged for the last Sunday of the course.

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Cambridge Exam Fee (is not included in the course fee).

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You can choose from a number of Dublin accommodation options, all pre-screened by the Horner School, most of which are within walking distance of the school. Dublin Student Accommodation

Social Programme

In the afternoons, evenings and at weekends we organise an excellent social programme of excursions and cultural visits. Click here for further details.


Cambridge First Certificate Course prices are inclusive of the following services:

  • Tuition
  • Welcome Pack
  • Use of the Self Access Library
  • Use of the Computer Room, including Free Email and Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout main school building
  • Level assessment on arrival and graded end of course certificate
  • Student Coffee Room
  • Garden Area
  • Full administrative backup, including Accommodation Officer & Academic Director

Each lesson is equal to 50 mins. Course Textbooks are available to purchase at the school. Monday is the starting day for all courses. When Monday is a public holiday, Tuesday is the starting day. A course registration fee applies to all course bookings.

Small Class Groups

Small Class Groups


Small Class Groups leads to quality tuition and exam success.


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