We are still enrolling for EFL classes, please contact andrew.fairhurst@candi.ac.uk if any further information required.

This course takes place on Saturdays. 

English as a Foreign Language - Certificate of Proficiency in English


About the course

This course is for adult learners preparing for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. It requires that the learner already be fluent in spoken and written English.

There are no formal entry requirements, however learners usually complete the Cambridge Advanced English test or equivalent before joining the course.

You will study all four skills - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, in addition to grammar and use of English. As well as preparing thoroughly for the CPE exam, you will also develop your ability to use English in everyday life.

You will achieve the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). The exam itself has a registration fee of £110 and you will need a course book which costs £20.

CPE is accepted in many countries as proof of ability in English for those who would like to teach it. CPE is also accepted by most UK universities as an appropriate level of English for entry.

Further Information 1

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

I have always wanted to be a lawyer

Hosanna Makanda

Hosanna Makanda

Studied: ESOL progressing to study A Levels in English Language and Literature, French, History and Sociology

Now studying Law at the University of Birmingham

Hosanna Makanda came to the UK from war torn Congo in 2011. She spoke no English and had experienced very little education. Enrolling on an ESOL course at the College’s Centre for Lifelong Learning, her potential was spotted and she was encouraged to progress to A Levels. This summer she achieved an A*, two As and a B and is now studying Law at the University of Birmingham.

She said: “My teachers always made sure I had everything I needed and have inspired me to go to university. I have always wanted to be a lawyer as I have developed a need to defend other people.”

Course information

Start date
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19 January 2019

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
20 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)
Open enrolment dates and times

Enrolment dates and times

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