Cambridge First Evening Course (formerly FCE)

Want to study for the Cambridge FCE exam but don't have time for a day course?

BLC’s evening FCE exam course is focused on improving your English level alongside helping you learn the necessary exam skills and giving you the confidence to take this internationally recognised assessment.

Our FCE evening course is a fun, practical course designed to help you:

  • Understand the familiarise yourself with the content of the FCE exam
  • Learn tips, techniques and the skills required to help you take the exam with confidence
  • Improve your overall English accuracy (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation), comprehension (listening and reading) and production skills (speaking and writing).

Who's it for?

People who typically take this course

  • Have an Intermediate (B1) to Upper Intermediate (B2) level of English
  • Live and work or study in Bristol and want to improve their English for everyday use
  • Want to gain an internationally recognised qualification, which is valid for life
  • Want to improve their future job and promotion prospects with a recognised certificate on their CV

People who have previously benefitted from studying the CAE course at BLC include teachers, shop and hotel employees, university students, au pairs, office administrators, engineers and accountants.

“The teacher was excellent. Evening course was always fun”
- Zuzana Grivalska, Slovakian, aged 28

Please note:

Classes are mostly multi-lingual, with students with a variety of jobs and interests and from a range of countries and first languages. Consequently, although you will study in a group with a similar overall level to you, students could have strengths and weaknesses in different skills. In this short 15-hour exam preparation course teachers will focus on essential aspects of the exam.

All BLC teachers are qualified and experienced, and many have studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language to higher Diploma and Masters level. We are used to working with both multi-lingual and multi-cultural class groups and are trained in recognising and responding to individual student language and learning needs within group classes.

Convenient City Centre Location

The Bristol Language Centre is conveniently located in Bristol city centre with plenty of parking. There is free on-street parking after 6pm, and a car park opposite.

Course dates and times

Courses run every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.00pm (90mins) between:

  • 21st September to 23rd November. (10 weeks).
  • 25th January 2017 - 29th March 2017 (10 weeks)
  • 26th April 2017 - 28th Jun 2017 (10 weeks)
  • 27th September 2017 - 29th November 2017 (10 weeks)


  • £150 for 10 lessons.
  • Plus £25 for your course book

“Really helpful”
- Matteo Amione, Italian, aged 35

As a BLC student you’ll also get:

  • Access to our BLConTEXT service. While you are studying at BLC, we will send you a weekly SMS text message to help your English language learning with links to videos, websites and photos.
  • Access to BLC’s Social Programme. We offer activities and excursions in the evening and at weekends wher you can join other BLC students and our dedicated BLC Social Programme Leader for a night out, cultural activities or a trip to another UK cities other cities on Saturdays. For full details see this months’ programme
  • Students who enrol on evening courses are welcome to use the school computer suite before classes start. In our ground floor computer suite students can follow links to our suggested ‘Top 10 websites’ for learning and practising English.

All students on evening courses will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the 10 weeks.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre


  • A fun, practical course focusing on communications skills
  • 1 lesson per week (90 mins per lesson) on Wednesdays
  • 10 weeks
  • Next course starts Wednesday 25 January 2017
  • Convenient time of 6.30- 8.00pm
  • Maximum class size: 14, but generally smaller based on your goals and ability. 
  • Free pre-course assessment survey to determine your English Level.

The teacher was excellent. Evening course was always fun

Zuzana Grivalska (General English evening course), Slovakian, aged 28


Accredited by the British Council Quality English EnglishUk Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre