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Cambridge B2 First (FCE)

This course prepares students to take the Cambridge B2 First certificate (FCE), which demonstrates language ability to schools and employers worldwide.

Course type
English 16+
Age of student
Language level
Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2)
Maximum class size
Lesson hours per week
20 or 25
Course dates
29 September 2019, 6 January, 30 March, 28 September 2020
Course Length
10 weeks
From £4,185 (2019), £4,270 (2020)
Bell Cambridge

Who is this course for?

Learners who want a lifelong and internationally-recognised qualification for work or study.

Course outcomes

Choose this course to:

  • Understand how the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) exam works and how to get the best result
  • Be confident taking the exam
  • Voice your opinions and share your ideas with native and non-native speakers in a variety of different contexts
  • Communicate more fluently and accurately in English
  • Improve your English language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking

Course includes:

  • Course materials
  • 2 complete practice exams
  • Regular 1 to 1 tutorials
  • Access to the learning centre and a wide range of resources
  • Free scanning, printing and photocopying
  • Free Wifi
  • Free and impartial Higher Education Advisory Service
  • A weekly programme of workshops, social activities and trips
  • A city orientation tour
  • Comprehensive insurance

Course description

The Cambridge B2 First (FCE) certificate demonstrates that you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or to study on courses taught in English. As you prepare for the exam, you will improve your confidence and develop every aspect of your English to Upper Intermediate (B2) level.

Throughout the course you will:

  • Practise forms of writing specific to the exam such as essays, reports, letters and emails
  • Read a variety of texts such as books, reviews and magazine articles to understand opinions and attitudes and test your grammar and vocabulary
  • Listen to spoken materials such as interviews to identify information and points of view
  • Develop your speaking skills in pairs or small groups
  • Practise Cambridge exam questions and receive feedback on your progress.

Continue your learning

Customise your course to enhance your progress, by selecting one of the following extra modules. If you're not sure which options are best for you, contact our customer support team. 



Focus on a specific skill to reach your learning goals faster. With a choice of three different language skills workshops, you can develop one area or combine two or more over a longer stay.

  • Exam Preparation

Learn the best techniques for exam success and improve your language skills. This will workshop will help you excel in both the IELTS and Cambridge English suite of exams.

  • Speaking and Listening

Develop your spoken fluency, improve your pronunciation and increase your confidence. You will learn through activities such as debating topical issues, listening for specific information and delivering presentations.

  • Reading and Writing

Improve your spelling, punctuation, formal and informal reading and writing skills. You will develop your language through activities such as taking notes, reading for understanding, writing for work and effective use of dictionaries.

You don't need to choose which skills to focus on until you arrive. Your teachers will offer advice on the best options for your needs.

Business Studies


Challenge your language skills by studying business topics in English. Learn to communicate fluently about the world of business as you explore topics such as: entrepreneurship, innovation, negotiations, writing a business plan, the secrets of successful marketing and managing business change.

You will study a range of business themes from starting a business to human resources and marketing. Each theory is illustrated using examples from real-life business through weekly case studies.

This module is designed for students with an Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2) language level.

1 to 1 Tuition


Advance your progress with individual classes completely personalised to your learning needs and goals. You will work with a dedicated teacher to identify specific skills to improve and create a bespoke language programme.


Language in Action

Improve your English in real-life situations with our free activities and trips. With our Language in Action programme you will learn to communicate like a native speaker, while developing new skills and socialising with your new friends. Relax from your intensive course by joining our social activities and trips around the UK.

Guide to Cambridge Exams

Cam Eng

Cambridge English is part of the University of Cambridge and their exams are accepted by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. They offer exams for every level of learner so you can track your language progress.

At Bell we prepare students for the B2 First (FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE) exams, and can also arrange A2 Key (KET), B1 Preliminary (PET) and C2 Proficiency (CPE) exams on request. All certificates are lifelong qualifications.

Exams are around 3-4 hours in total. There are four papers:

  • Reading and Use of English
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing

You take the Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening papers on the same day and will sit this at a local test centre in Cambridge. The Speaking paper is usually taken a few days before the paper-based exam.

Ask us about:

•    Booking your exam

The exam fee is not included in your course. However, Bell can arrange for you to take the test at an exam centre.

Cambridge B2 First (FCE) course options

Cambridge B2 First course options
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