Fees can be paid in two instalments if you have an English bank account, without extra charge.                    
The fees shown do not include exam fees, which will be approximately £140. You will also be required to buy a coursebook, which should cost about £25.
The courses lead to the Cambridge examinations in December 2018.

Testing and enrolment information (Finsbury Park): 

Monday 3rd September,  Wednesday 5th September, Friday 7th September
Tuesday 11th September, Wednesday 12th September, Thursday 13th September, Friday 14th September.

5.30pm- 7.30pm (last entry 6.30pm)
Tuesday 4th September      Wednesday 5th September      Thursday 6th September
Tuesday 11th September    Wednesday 12th  September,  Thursday 13th  September 

(Please note that you do not need an appointment. Just come along at a date and time that suits you. If you are unable to attend on the above dates and times,
  please e-mail the address at the bottom of this page for details of late testing sessions).

The Finsbury Park Centre is at 28-42 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DG

CIC Reserves the right to cancel classes if student numbers are low.  Average class size 8-12 students.  Minimum age 18.

Please e-mail:  keith.hardy@candi.ac.uk  or andrew.fairhurst@candi.ac.uk if any further information required.

Courses run on Saturdays, afternoons (three days) and evenings (two days).  Different fees apply.

Academic English as a Foreign Language - IELTS


Academic English as a Foreign Language - IELTS

About the course

This course is for adults who are about to enter Higher Education in Britain, but who need a specific level of fluency in English in order to enrol. This course will train you to pass the International English Language Testing System examination, with a specific emphasis on Academic English.

You need a conditional offer of a place at British university, or a definite and demonstrable intention to attend a British university in the next academic year. You need to be at least 18 years old.

This course will prepare you for the IELTS exam, including reading and writing academic texts as well as a focus on listening and speaking. Class sizes are kept small to maximise learning for everyone.

Assessment is the IELTS exam, for which you will need to pay a £120 registration fee and for a £20 course book.

You take up your conditional offer at University, or ready yourself to apply for University next year.

Further Information 1

For further information about enrolment fees please follow the links below:

All my teachers are very helpful

Lina Zewdie

Lina Zewdie

Studied: ESOL 16-18 Programme

Lina Zewdie arrived from Eritrea in September 2012 and spoke no English.

Lina said: “The thing I like most about my course is that I am improving my English and learning a lot of different things. All of my teachers are very helpful and lovely. I also made some new friends.

“The best thing was that I have met a lot of new people. All my teachers are very helpful which was good for me as I didn't know anything about London or England when I came here.

“In the future I would like to become a dentist, and know to achieve this I have to plan very carefully.”

Course information

Start date
(see other dates)
01 January 1970

Select your preferred start date

Enrolment dates and times

Enrolment starts this August - find out when and where for each Centre here!

The Centre for Lifelong Learning

Centre for Lifelong Learning

On the doorstep of Finsbury Park this Centre specialises in adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy, IT and Teacher Training.