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


For more information about this course please read this document

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.                    
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 2019.

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


Testing and enrolment information (Finsbury Park): 


  • Tuesday 7th January 2020   
  • Thursday   9th January 2020
  • Tuesday 14th January 2020
  • Thursday 16th January 2020

Friday 17th January

5.30pm- 7.30pm (last entry 6.30pm)

  •  Tuesday 7th  January 2020
  • Thursday 9th January 2020
  • Tuesday 14th January 2020
  • Thursday 16th January 2020

 (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 19.

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


English as a Foreign Language - Cambridge Advanced English


About the course

This is an advanced level English language course which prepares learners for the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.

You will already have sound knowledge of the main grammatical structures of English, and will have an early advanced level of English. Normally, students progress to this course after passing the First Certificate in English (FCE).

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 CAE exam, you will also develop your ability to use English in everyday life.

You will be trained towards getting the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. There is a £110 pound registration fee for the exam itself and a £20 coursebook.

You can progress to the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).


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)
21 January 2020

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Level 2
Course code
Start date
End date
20 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

£1105.00 per year
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Enrolment starts this August - find out when and where for each Centre here!

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