The First Certificate in English is at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment published by the Council of Europe. It has also been accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in the UK as a Level 1 ESOL certificate in the National Qualifications Framework.
FCE is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level. It is an ideal exam for people who want to use English for work or study purposes.
FCE is a truly international exam, recognised by thousands of industrial, administrative and service-based employers as a qualification in intermediate English.
It is also accepted by a wide range of educational institutions for study purposes.
Companies such as American Express, Agfa-Gevaert GmbH, Siemens and Procter & Gamble all recognise the value of FCE in their overseas offices.