Why you should study with us:

  • Highly experienced staff
  • Excellent college resources including library, EFL resources and student services
  • Daytime, evening and Saturday courses available
  • Excellent location 5 minutes from Finsbury Park on Victoria line
  • Very competitive course costs

Testing/Registration sessions at Finsbury Park

This course is not part of our free courses catalogue, and fees are payable. Fees can be paid in two instalments if you have an English bank account, without extra charge.  

For more information about this course please read this document
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.

We reserves the right to cancel classes if student numbers are low. Average class size 8-12 students. Minimum age 18. Our Finsbury Park Centre is at 28-42 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DG.

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

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


English as a Foreign Language - First Certificate in English - EFL


About the course

This is an intermediate English course for people with a working knowledge of English grammar and who can manage independently in an English-speaking environment.

You need a working knowledge of the basic grammatical structures of English, and be able to manage independently in an English-speaking environment.

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

You will take the Cambridge First Certificate in English exam. The exam has a registration fee of £110 and a coursebook costing £20.

Most successful learners progress to the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), which is the minimum standard of English accepted in many British Universities.

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
(see other dates)
17 September 2019

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Entry Level
Course code
Start date
End date
11 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

Most of our Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses are FREE to those aged 19+. Please enquire for further information.

Open enrolment dates and times

Enrolment dates and times

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